Stop redirects to vip.boo2go.com

Also Known As: vip.boo2go.com pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove vip.boo2go.com redirects from Mac?

What is "vip.boo2go.com "?

vip.boo2go[.]com is a web address that (if visited) opens a number of other dubious websites. These sites might be used to promote untrustworthy software, or they might contain malicious ads, and so on. Typically, people do not visit websites such as vip.boo2go[.]com intentionally. Browsers usually open them when they are forced by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) installed on the system. Generally, users install PUAs unintentionally. When installed, they gather data and display intrusive advertisements.

vip.boo2go.com  scam

PUAs open dubious websites such as vip.boo2go[.]com in a new browser window or tab. These sites then open other (about two or three) rogue web pages or display dubious content - this depends on the visitor's geolocation. In any case, opened untrustworthy web pages can be used to trick people into downloading and installing unwanted, potentially malicious software. Furthermore, installed PUAs are often designed to display coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and other ads. If clicked, these open dubious web pages or run scripts that download or install potentially unwanted applications. Most PUAs also collect information such as users' IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, and other information (sometimes, personal or sensitive details). Developers share the data with other parties who misuse it to generate revenue. In some cases, these third parties are cyber criminals. This puts users at risk of problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, and even identity theft. You are advised to uninstall all PUAs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name vip.boo2go.com pop-up
Threat Type Mac malware, Mac virus
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 18.234.20.93
Symptoms Your Mac becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Removal

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vip.boo2go[.]com is similar to other web pages such as ilo134ulih[.]com, check-out-this[.]site, and forryortitwas[.]info. When visited, they might lead to other scam pages such as apple.com-scan-mac[.]live or might be used to promote unwanted apps such as Smart Mac Booster. These pages are commonly promoted through PUAs that developers present as legitimate, useful apps. In fact, after installation, they do not function as advertised - they cause redirects to dubious web pages, gather data, and feed users with intrusive ads.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Unintentional downloads and installations can be caused through deceptive, intrusive advertisements. If clicked, these run scripts designed to download/install various PUAs. In other cases, this happens when people download and install various software without checking settings included in the setup. In many cases, developers include PUAs into set-ups of other software and hide related information in "Custom", "Advanced" and other options of this kind. In summary, unwanted downloads and installations occur when people fail to check available settings and leave them unchanged. By leaving the default settings, they give permission for PUAs to be downloaded and installed through the setups of regular programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Perform software downloads using official websites and direct download links. It is not safe to use third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule, unofficial pages, or other tools/sources of this kind. Carefully check software download/installation setup options including "Custom", "Advanced", and others. Deselect any offers to download or install PUAs. Do not click intrusive ads, especially those displayed on dubious web pages relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc. These can open other dubious websites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. If unwanted ads or redirects happen regularly, remove all unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on the browser. Additionally, remove programs of this kind 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.

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Quick menu:

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

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 vip.boo2go.com 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.

vip.boo2go.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove vip.boo2go.com 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 vip.boo2go.com 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 vip.boo2go.com 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.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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