Nextoptim.com POP-UP Redirect (Mac)

Also Known As: nextoptim.com pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove nextoptim.com from Mac?

What is nextoptim.com?

Similar to loadoages.com, nextoptim.com is a rogue site designed to cause redirects to other untrustworthy (potentially, malicious) websites. Most users visit nextoptim.com inadvertently - they are redirected by intrusive ads (generated by other dubious sites) or potentially unwanted adware-type programs (PUPs), which infiltrate systems without consent. As well as causing redirects, potentially unwanted programs deliver intrusive ads and monitor web browsing activity.

nextoptim.com scam

Infiltrated PUPs open new browser tabs/windows and redirect to nextoptim.com. Users are then immediately redirected to another random website. There is a high probability that at least one of these sites will contain malicious content. Therefore, redirects to and from nextoptim.com might result in various computer infections. In addition, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, pop-ups, and so on) that can also lead to malicious websites and even execute scripts designed to download and install PUPs/malware. Even a single accidental click can lead to high-risk system infections. These ads are delivered using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any visited site. They often conceal website content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Another downside is information tracking. Research shows that potentially unwanted programs gather information such as search queries, websites visited, pages viewed, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, keystrokes, and so on. This collected data usually includes personal details, that developers share with third parties. These people (potentially, cyber criminals) generate revenue by misusing private information. Therefore, having information-tracking apps installed can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, you should uninstall all PUPs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Namenextoptim.com pop-up
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.
Removal

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There are dozens of potentially unwanted adware-type programs, all of which are virtually identical. By offering a wide range of "useful features", PUPs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. These applications are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than delivering any real value for regular users, adware-type PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements and record sensitive data, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did potentially unwanted programs install on my computer?

Research shows that many PUPs infiltrate systems without consent, since developers proliferate them using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" and intrusive advertisements. "Bundling" is essentially stealth installation of third party programs together with regular software/apps. Developers hide "bundled" PUPs within various sections (typically "Custom" or "Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes. Users often rush these procedures and skip steps, and are also likely to click various advertisements without understanding the possible consequences. In this way, many users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation, be very cautious when downloading/installing software and browsing the Internet. Select "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs. Opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. We advise you to download your applications from official sources only, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers are typically monetized by promoting PUPs, and thus these tools should never be used. It is also important to note that intrusive advertisements often seem legitimate, but once clicked, redirect to dubious websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, and similar). If you encounter such ads, immediately remove all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. The key to computer safety is caution.

Instant automatic removal of nextoptim.com pop-up: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of nextoptim.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
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Quick menu:

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

Potentially unwanted programs removal:

Remove PUP-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 nextoptim.com pop-up 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.

nextoptim.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove nextoptim.com pop-up 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 nextoptim.com pop-up 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 nextoptim.com pop-up 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.