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

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

How to remove "apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live" from Mac?

What is "apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live"?

Apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live is a website that cannot be trusted, it is very similar to other websites of this type such as apple.com-speed-macos.live, apple.com-clean-os.live and apple.com-cleaning-os.live. The main purpose of this deceptive website is to trick its visitors into downloading a potentially unwanted application (PUA) by displaying a fake virus alert/notification. Typically, people do not visit this website (or other similar websites) intentionally, they are redirected to it by some other PUA that is already installed on a web browser (or operating system). Apps of this type not only open untrustworthy websites but feed their involuntary users with various intrusive ads and collect information related to browsing habits.

apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live scam

When visited, apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live website opens a pop-up window telling website's visitors that immediate action is required: it says that it has detected a trojan virus (e.tre456_worm_osx) and encourages users to begin a repair process. The website itself tells that MacOS is infected with 3 viruses. Two malware-type programs and one phishing/spyware. According to it system damage is 28.1% and it encourages its visitors to remove these computer infections immediately. If not, they might cause further system damage (loss of apps, photos and other files) and put user's banking information at risk. Basically, apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live website's visitors are urged to perform a system scan by clicking "Scan Now" button. When clicked, it begins a fake system scan that, once finished, tells that if has detected Tapsnake, CronDNS and Dubfishicv computer infections. At the time of research it recommended to remove these infections by downloading a potentially unwanted application called "Advanced Mac Cleaner". However, the download link lead to another PUA called "Mac-Tweak-Pro". One way or another, none of the apps promoted using deceptive websites like apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live should be trusted (downloaded, installed and used). As mentioned in introduction, apps that open websites of this type deliver intrusive ads and gather various information too. These PUAs feed their users with coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other intrusive ads that, if clicked, often open other unreliable (potentially, malicious) websites. Sometimes they run scripts designed to download/install other PUAs as well. Additionally, apps of this type often operate as information tracking tools, they collect browsing-related information such as entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses, geo-locations and other similar data. Unfortunately, some of them record personal details too. Moreover, their developers share gathered data with third parties (could be cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Apps of this type should be uninstalled as soon as possible.

It is very common for apps of this type to be promoted as useful and legitimate. However, these promotions usually are only attempts to trick people into downloading and installing them. Once it is done, most PUAs do not provide their users with any benefits that were promised. On the contrary, these apps cause only problems (open untrustworthy websites, gather information, display various ads).

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some unwanted apps can be downloaded from their websites, however, most of these apps get installed unintentionally. People install them when they click untrustworthy, intrusive ads or when software developers use a "bundling" method. It is a deceptive marketing method that is used to trick users into installing various potentially unwanted apps together with some regular software. They usually achieve it by hiding them in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options or settings of software download/installation processes (setups). As a rule, information about bundled PUAs is not disclosed properly, it is harder to notice them. However, most of the times undesired downloads and installations happen when people handle them without checking available settings and deselecting offers to install/download various unwanted apps.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend to download software (especially if it is free) from official, trustworthy sources (websites) and use direct links. It is not safe to use various third party software downloaders, installers, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule and other similar tools. Install downloaded software with care: always check what are available "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings and deselect offers to install some unwanted software. Be careful when browsing the Internet, do not click ads that are displayed on unofficial, unreliable websites. There are many intrusive ads that look legitimate however, once clicked, they cause redirects to various untrustworthy (potentially malicious) websites. For example: gambling, adult dating, pornography and other similar pages. If you encounter such ads and/or redirects, then we recommend to check what are installed programs on a computer and apps on a browser (extensions, add-ons or plug-ins). Uninstall all unknown/unwanted applications/programs as soon as possible. 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-macos-fast-systems.live website (GIF):

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

Screenshot of fake scan results displayed by apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live:

fake scan results generated by apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live

Screenshot of a potentially unwanted app that is promoted through this deceptive website:

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Instant automatic removal of Apple.com-macos-fast-systems.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-macos-fast-systems.live pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted applications promoted via apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live website 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-macos-fast-systems.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-macos-fast-systems.live" pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove "apple.com-macos-fast-systems.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-macos-fast-systems.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-macos-fast-systems.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.