UnzipPro Adware (Mac)

Also Known As: Ads by UnzipPro
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove UnzipPro from Mac?

What is UnzipPro?

UnzipPro is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to extract and compress data. Judging on appearance alone, UnzipPro may seem legitimate and useful, however, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) often infiltrates systems without permission. Furthermore, UnzipPro is categorized as adware - a form of unwanted software that feeds users with various intrusive advertisements.

UnzipPro adware

Immediately after infiltration, UnzipPro delivers coupon, banner, and other intrusive advertisements. These are delivered using certain tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, many advertisements conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, intrusive advertisements often lead to dubious (potentially malicious) websites or even execute scripts that stealthily download and install malware. Therefore, even a single click can result in high-risk computer infections. Another significant downside is data tracking. As with most potentially unwanted programs, UnzipPro continually gathers information relating to web browsing activity (e.g., IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) UnzipPro's developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse private information to generate revenue. Therefore, having an information-tracking application installed on your computer can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly advise you to uninstall UnzipPro adware immediately.

Threat Summary:
NameAds by UnzipPro
Threat TypeMac malware, Mac virus
SymptomsYour Mac became slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you get redirected to shady websites.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads.
DamageInternet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Mac)

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There are dozens of adware-type applications virtually identical to UnzipPro. For example, MyShopcoupon, MacBright, RarGenie, and many others. Note that these applications offer different functionality, but all have identical behavior - they deliver intrusive ads and continually gather various information. Potentially unwanted programs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than enabling the functionality promised, PUPs pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety. Claims to enable 'useful functions' are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy.

How did UnzipPro install on my computer?

UnzipPro has an official download website. In most cases, however, this potentially unwanted program infiltrates systems without permission, since developers proliferate UnzipPro using intrusive advertising and "bundling" methods. Essentially, "bundling" is stealth installation of third party applications together with regular software/apps. Developers do not disclose these installations properly - they hide "bundled" applications within "Custom/Advanced" settings or other sections of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, many users rush these processes and skip steps. In addition, they often click dubious advertisements/links, without understanding the possible consequences. This behavior often leads to inadvertent installation of potentially unwanted programs such as UnzipPro.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation, be very cautious when browsing the Internet and, especially when downloading/installing software. Criminals invest a great deal of time and resources into intrusive ad design. Therefore, most seem legitimate, however, these advertisements redirect to gambling, adult dating, and pornography. As mentioned above, intrusive ads are often delivered by adware-type PUPs. If you encounter such redirects, immediately eliminate all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. Furthermore, select "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each step of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. Criminals monetize third party downloaders/installers by promoting PUPs (the "bundling" method). Therefore, these tools should never be used. Download your applications from official sources only using direct download links. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution.

Deceptive application installer promoting UnzipPro adware:

Delusive installer used to promote UnzipPro

Potentially unwanted program UnzipPro:

Potentially unwanted program UnzipPro

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

UnzipPro adware removal:

Remove UnzipPro-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac adware removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select “Applications”. In the applications folder, look for “MPlayerX”,“NicePlayer”, or other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove ads by unzippro related files and folders:

Finder go to folder command

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar. Choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

step1Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from launch agents folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from launch agents folder step 2
In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step2Check for adware generated files in the /Library/Application Support folder:

removing adware from application support folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/Application Support

removing adware from application support folder step 2
In the “Application Support” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, “MplayerX” or “NicePlayer”, and move these folders to the Trash.

step3Check for adware-generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 1


In the Go to Folder bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 2

In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step4Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder:

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 1
In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 2
In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, etc., and move them to the Trash.

step 5 Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps in the correct order you Mac should be clean of infections. To be sure your system is not infected run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file double click combocleaner.dmg installer, in the opened window drag and drop Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates it's virus definition database and click "Start Combo Scan" button.

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Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide, otherwise it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

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After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

Ads by UnzipPro removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by unzippro related Safari extensions:

safari browser preferences

Open Safari browser, from the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

safari extensions window

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove ads by unzippro related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

accessing mozilla firefox add-ons

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser. At the top right corner of the screen, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button. From the opened menu, choose "Add-ons".

removing malicious add-ons from mozilla firefox

Choose the "Extensions" tab and look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Remove" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Mozilla Firefox browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove ads by unzippro related Google Chrome add-ons:

removing malicious google chrome extensions step 1

Open Google Chrome and click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button located in the top-right corner of the browser window. From the drop-down menu, choose "More Tools" and select "Extensions".

removing malicious Google Chrome extensions step 2

In the "Extensions" window, look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Trash" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Google Chrome browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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