Apple.com-speed-macos.live POP-UP Redirect (Mac)

Also Known As: "Apple.com-speed-macos.live" pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove apple.com-speed-macos.live from Mac?

What is apple.com-speed-macos.live?

Apple.com-speed-macos.live is a deceptive, untrustworthy website (almost identical to apple.com-clean-os.live and apple.com-cleaning-os.live) designed to trick its visitors into thinking that their computers are infected with some viruses. In other words, this website shows fake virus alert pop-up window encouraging to take immediate action - to download and install potentially unwanted application (PUA) that will solve he problem/remove infections. As a rule, people are forced to visit this website, they do not visit it intentionally. It usually happens when they have some PUAs already installed that are designed to open these deceptive websites (in this case apple.com-speed-macos.live). Moreover, when installed, apps of type often deliver intrusive advertisements and gather various information too.

apple.com-speed-macos.live scam

When visited, apple.com-speed-macos.live displays a pop-up window encouraging to take immediate action because a website detected a trojan virus (e.tre456_worm_osx). In other words, it informs people that their computer is infected and they need to solve this problem immediately. When this pop-up window is closed, apple.com-speed-macos.live website offers to scan a computer for viruses. It also tells that a computer is actually infected with three viruses: two malware-type infections and one phishing/spyware infection. According to this website, detected viruses might cause data loss, banking information might be at risk as well. To prevent any of this its visitors are urged to click "Scan Now" button. When clicked, it performs a fake scan. In our case scan results were Tapsnake, CronDNS and Dubfishicv infections. To remove them apple.com-speed-macos.live offers to download and install a potentially unwanted application called Mac-Tweak-Pro. Note, programs promoted through deceptive, unreliable website should not be trusted or downloaded. PUAs that open these deceptive websites usually deliver intrusive ads as well. Mostly coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other similar ads. These ads often are very annoying, they conceal underlying content of visited websites. Besides, if clicked they open dubious websites that might contain malicious content, or they execute scripts designed to download/install other PUAs. Furthermore, apps of this type often operate as information/data tracking apps - the collect various information and share it with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Gathered data usually includes information such as search queries, IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, geo-locations and so on. Quite often these apps target personal, sensitive information too. We strongly recommend to check if there are any apps of this type installed on a web browser or computer and uninstall them as soon as possible.

Apps of this type often are promoted by their developers as useful, handy, legitimate tools. However, all these promotions usually are simply attempts to create an impression that these apps are worth installing. One downloaded and installed, most PUAs to not provide any promised functions, on the contrary, many of them are designed only to generate revenue.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

PUAs can be promoted in various way, however, most of the times people install them unintentionally. To be more precise, most users install them either though intrusive advertisements that can execute scripts designed to download/install PUAs or when software developers use a "bundling" method. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method used to trick people into downloading/installing unwanted apps within some other software that they download from the Internet. As a rule, it happens when downloaded software is free. Developers hide unwanted apps in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced" (and other parts of installation/download setups). One way or another, users who skip software installation/download setups steps are the ones who cause unintentional, unwanted downloads and installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent potentially unwanted applications from being installed (or downloaded) it is recommended not to download software using third party downloaders, torrent cients, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks), unofficial websites and so on. The best and safest way to do it is using only official and trustworthy websites/sources for that (and direct links). Check all available options (such as "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" etc.) when installing or downloading any software and opt-out offers to install additional software/applications. Avoid clicking intrusive ads (especially id they are displayed on untrustworthy websites). Some of them may look legitimate, however, not all of them actually are. If you clicked some intrusive ad and got redirected to a gambling, pornography, adult dating or other similar website - close it and uninstall/remove any unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons from your web browser or programs from your computer. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of apple.com-speed-macos.live scam (GIF):

Appearance of apple.com-speed-macos.live scam (GIF)

Screenshot of a potentially unwanted app promoted via apple.com-speed-macos.live:

unwanted app that is promoted on apple.com-speed-macos.live

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

Video showing how to remove browser redirects to apple.com-speed-macos.live using Combo Cleaner:

Potentially unwanted applications removal:

Remove potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac browser hijacker 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 "apple.com-speed-macos.live" 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.

"Apple.com-speed-macos.live" pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove "apple.com-speed-macos.live" 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 "apple.com-speed-macos.live" 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 "apple.com-speed-macos.live" 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.