Remove unwanted apps that lead to 50million[.]club

Also Known As: 50million.club pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove 50million[.]club from Mac?

What is 50million[.]club?

50million[.]club is a domain that is often used by adware developers and their adware-type apps. They use this domain to promote questionable websites that are used to advertise unwanted applications and/or are related to gambling, shady investments and variety of other untrustworthy sites. 50million[.]club is promoted through various pop-up windows, intrusive ads, etc. In addition to unwanted ads, adware-type apps might be designed to collect various information about user's browsing activity too.

50million[.]club scam

There are many adware-type apps that display ads leading to websites associated with 50million[.]club domain. As we mentioned in our introduction, 50million[.]club is used to promote questionable pages. For example, it leads to deceptive websites designed to convince people that their computers are infected. Websites of this type encourage people to remove those fake virus detections by downloading and installing some potentially unwanted app (PUA). It is not recommended to trust these pages or apps that are advertised trough them. However, this is just one example. 50million[.]club is used to promote various pages that are related to gambling, questionable investments and so on. None of those websites should be trusted or any ads displayed on them clicked. Adware-type apps deliver intrusive ads that, if clicked, might lead to questionable pages or cause unwanted downloads and installations. It is known that intrusive (and deceptive) ads can be designed to run scripts that cause such unwanted downloads/installations. So, if a browser displays ads that lead to pages associated with 50million[.]club, then it means that there is some adware-type app installed on it. Typically, these apps collect data such as IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations and so on. As a rule, adware developers share all that data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue.

Threat Summary:
Name 50million.club pop-up
Threat Type Mac malware, Mac virus
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.25.224.104
Observed Domains feed2.50million[.]club, feed1.50million[.]club, auctioneer.50million[.]club, auctioneer5.50million[.]club, feed3.50million[.]club, feed4.50million[.]club, feed5.50million[.]club, auctioneer2.50million[.]club, auctioneer3.50million[.]club, auctioneer1.50million[.]club, auctioneer4.50million[.]club, innovation.50million[.]club, miner.50million[.]club, vpn.50million[.]club,
Symptoms Your Mac became slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you get redirected to shady websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites, loss of private information.
Removal

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Typically, people do not download and install apps that promote websites like 50million[.]club intentionally. If a computer is infected with adware or other unwanted apps, they should be removed as soon possible. Otherwise they might cause browsing safety or/and privacy issues, lead to identity theft and so on.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In most cases unwanted apps are downloaded and installed through clicked intrusive advertisements or when together with some other, usually free software. It happens when developers use a "bundling" method, when they include unwanted apps into setups of other programs. Any information about it is usually hidden in "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings/options of their setups. As a rule, it is enough to simply leave all those settings unchanged and some included/bundled PUAs automatically gets a permission to be downloaded and/or installed.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

There are a few things that should be remembered in order to prevent unwanted downloads and installations. Download software from official and trustworthy websites/sources, and use direct download links. Do not use third party downloaders/installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule and other similar tools), questionable pages, and so on. Do not rush download and installations, check "Advanced", "Custom" and other options/settings and deselect bundled apps. Avoid clicking intrusive ads, they redirect users to dubious/untrustworthy websites. Typically, such ads are displayed on pages related to gambling, pornography, adult and so on. If such redirects or unwanted ada are a common problem, then we recommend to look for unwanted extensions, add-ons, plug-ins installed in it and get rid of them/uninstall them. The same should be applied to unwanted programs that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of a fake Flash Player installer that has adware bundled into it:

fake flash player promoting adware

Appearance of 50million[.]club website causing redirects (GIF):

appearance of ads enabled in 50million.club 

Instant automatic removal of 50million.club pop-up: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of 50million.club pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove redirects to 50million[.]club website (as well as unwanted apps promoted via this site) 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 50million.club 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.

50million.club pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove 50million.club 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 50million.club 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 50million.club 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.

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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