Snap Media Player Adware (Mac)

Also Known As: Ads by Snap Media Player
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove Snam Media Player from Mac?

What is Snam Media Player?

Snam Media Player is one of many deceptive applications that belong to the InstallCore adware family. It is presented as a legitimate media player that is supposedly capable of playing various audio/video formats. Judging on appearance alone, Snam Media Player may seem legitimate and useful, however, it often infiltrates systems without permission, delivers intrusive advertisements, and gathers information. For these reasons, Snam Media Player is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Snam Media Player adware

Immediately after infiltrating the system, Snam Media Player starts delivering coupon, banner, pop-up, and other dubious advertisements. To achieve this, developers employ tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, delivered ads often overlay visited website content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, these ads can redirect to infectious websites, as well as execute scripts that download and install other unwanted apps or even high-risk malware. Even a single accidental click might result in a high-risk computer infections. Another important issue is information tracking. As with most of adware, Snam Media Player continually records information relating to browsing habits. Collected data (IP addresses, search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, etc.) usually includes personal details that developers share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These people generate revenue by misusing private information. Therefore, the presence of data-tracking apps can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are advised to eliminate Snam Media Player adware as soon as possible.

Snam Media Player is identical to Unzippy, RadioSpot, NG Player, and many other adware-type applications. In fact, all adware is very similar. By offering "useful features", applications like Snam Media Player attempt to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install, however, they are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Most give no real value for regular users. Rather than enabling the functions promised, these applications simply deploy intrusive advertisements and gather sensitive information.

How did Snam Media Player install on my computer?

This adware has an official download website, however, it often infiltrates systems without permission, since developers proliferate it using intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of third party applications with regular (often free) software. Bear in mind that developers do not adequately disclose installation of potentially unwanted applications. Most are hidden within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, many users click advertisements, rush download/installation processes, and skip steps - behavior that can lead to inadvertent installation of potentially unwanted applications. In this way, they expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent system infiltration by adware,  be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Pay close attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Carefully study each download/installation step using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. Opt-out of additionally-included applications and decline offers to download/install them. We recommend that you download programs from official sources only, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers often include rogue apps, and thus these tools should never be used. Remember that intrusive ads often seem legitimate, but most redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on). If you experience these ads and redirects, immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. The main reasons for computer infections are lack of knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with Snam Media Player, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Deceptive application installer promoting Snam Media Player adware:

Delusive installer used to promote Snam Media Player

Screenshot of Snam Media Player application:

Snam Media Player app

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Quick menu:

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

Snam Media Player adware removal:

Remove Snam Media 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 snap media 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

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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 Snap Media Player removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by snap media 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 snap media 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 snap media 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.