NG Player Adware (Mac)

Also Known As: Ads by NG Player
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

How to remove NG Player from Mac?

What is NG Player?

Belonging to the InstallCore adware family, NG Player is a rogue application presented as a high-end media player. Judging on appearance alone, NG Player may seem legitimate and useful, however, it often infiltrates systems without consent. In addition, this app gathers information and delivers various intrusive advertisements. Therefore, NG Player is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) and adware.

NG Player adware

As with most adware, NG Player gathers personal information. These apps typically record information such as websites visited, pages viewed, queries entered into search engines, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and so on. Collected data usually includes personal details that are shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who generate revenue by misusing private information. Therefore, the presence of a data-tracking app such as NG Player can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Furthermore, NG Player delivers coupon, banner, pop-up, and other similar ads. These are delivered using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, even a single accidental click might result in high-risk computer infections. You are strongly advised to uninstall NG Player adware immediately.

There are dozens of adware-type applications similar to NG Player. The list of examples includes (but is not limited to) UnzipPro, MyShopcoupon, CompariShop, MacBright, and LiveShoppers. By offering many "useful features", adware-type applications attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, the intrusive advertisements generate revenue for the developers. Rather than delivering any real value for regular users, potentially unwanted applications such as NG Player simply gather information and display intrusive advertisements, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and web browsing safety.

How did NG Player install on my computer?

NG Player has an official download website, however, it is also distributed using a fake software updater, and thus this app often infiltrates systems without permission. NG Player is proliferated using a fake Adobe Flash Player update tool. Users are presented with pop-ups claiming that the Adobe Flash Player is out-of-date and encouraging them to update it. In fact, rather than updating the application, users might inadvertently install NG Player (and several other potentially unwanted applications) on their system. This distribution method is very similar to "bundling" - deceptive installation of third party applications together with regular software/apps. "Bundling" is very common amongst adware developers. These people are not honest enough to disclose "bundled" app installations properly. They hide these apps within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of these procedures. Furthermore, many users often rush and skip download/installation steps, thereby exposing their systems to risk of various infections. Adware is also proliferated using the aforementioned intrusive advertisements.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Lack of knowledge and careless behavior are the main reasons for computer infections - caution is the key to safety. Therefore, we strongly advise you to be cautious when downloading/installing/updating software and browsing the Internet in general. Keep installed software updated. To achieve this, however, use implemented functions or tools provided by the official developer only. Furthermore, carefully analyze each download/installation step and opt-out of additionally-included programs. We recommend that you avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since developers monetize them by promoting PUAs. Software should be downloaded from official sources only, using direct download links. It is also important to note that intrusive ads typically seem legitimate, since developers invest many resources into their design, however, they often redirect to dubious sites, such as gambling, adult dating, and so on. If you experience these ads, immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with NG Player, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Deceptive application installer promoting NG Player adware:

Delusive installer used to promote NG Player

Screenshot of NG Player potentially unwanted application:

NG Player app

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove NG Player adware using Combo Cleaner:

NG Player adware removal:

Remove NG Player-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 ng player 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 NG Player removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by ng player 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 ng player 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 ng player 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.