Spreediscount.com POP-UP Redirect (Mac)

Also Known As: spreediscount.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove spreediscount.com from Mac?

What is spreediscount.com?

Similar to fwrdy.com, get.mactechright.com, and many others, spreediscount.com often delivers deceptive content and causes unwanted redirects. Research shows that many visitors arrive at this site inadvertently - they are redirected by intrusive ads (delivered by other rogue sites) or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Note that spreediscount.com is mostly displayed on iPhones, however, computer users encounter these redirects as well. Potentially unwanted applications typically infiltrate systems without permission and, as well as causing redirects, deliver intrusive ads and gather information.

spreediscount.com scam

As mentioned above, spreediscount.com can deliver misleading content and cause redirects to other malicious sites. At time of research, the site promoted a scam stating that users have the chance to win a prize (the scam is very similar to this one). In addition, spreediscount.com might also cause redirects to other websites containing infectious content. Therefore, redirects to and from spreediscount.com can lead to various system infections. With regard to redirects, potentially unwanted applications deliver coupon, banner, pop-up, and other similar ads that can also lead to malicious websites. Therefore, even a single click might result in high-risk computer infections. These ads are delivered using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, advertisements often conceal underlying content, significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Another important issue is information tracking. Potentially unwanted applications are very likely to gather information such as keystrokes, websites visited, search queries, pages viewed, IP addresses, and so on. Collected information often includes personal details that developers share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who generate revenue by misusing private data. Therefore, information tracking might lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, all potentially unwanted applications must be eliminated immediately.

The Internet is full of potentially unwanted applications, all of which are virtually identical. Most offer "useful features", however, these offers are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. Potentially unwanted applications are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than enabling the functions promised and giving any real value for regular users, they cause redirects, deliver advertisements, and gather information. These programs pose a direct threat to your privacy and web browsing safety.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Potentially unwanted applications are distributed using intrusive advertising and "bundling" methods. Therefore, most infiltrate systems without permission. "Bundling" is essentially stealth installation of potentially unwanted applications together with regular software/apps. Developers know that users often rush download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, "bundled" apps are hidden within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of these processes. By skipping steps and clicking on advertisements, 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, pay close attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Developers invest many resources into intrusive ad design, thereby making them seem legitimate. In fact, these ads often lead to dubious sites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc.). If you experience these redirects, remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. Furthermore, carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. We recommend that you avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since developers monetize them by promoting ("bundling") software. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of spreediscount.com website (GIF):

Appearance of spreediscount.com scam (GIF)

IMPORTANT NOTE! If you are encountering redirects to spreediscount.com on your iPhone, you should clear Safari browser's cache. To achieve this, follow the steps below:

  • Open the Settings application
  • Scroll down until you see Safari and select it
  • Tap on "Clear History and Website Data"

 

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Quick menu:

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

Potentially unwanted applications removal:

Remove 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 spreediscount.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.

scan-with-combo-cleaner-1

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.

spreediscount.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove spreediscount.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 spreediscount.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 spreediscount.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.