Stop redirects to the vip.boo2go.com address

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 an address that, if visited, opens a number of other questionable websites. Opened pages might be used to promote untrustworthy software, contain malicious ads and so on. Typically, people do not visit websites like vip.boo2go[.]com on purpose. Browsers usually open sites of this type because installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) force them to. As a rule, users install such apps unintentionally. When installed, they gather various data and display intrusive advertisements too.

vip.boo2go.com  scam

Installed PUAs open questionable websites like vip.boo2go[.]com in a new browser window or tab. When visited, they open other (about two or three) shady pages or display questionable content, it depends on visitor's geolocation. Either way, opened untrustworthy pages could 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 that, if clicked, either open dubious pages or run scripts that start download or even installation of some potentially unwanted application. Another problem with PUAs is that most of them are designed to collect information such as user's IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, and other, sometimes even personal and sensitive information. Their developers share all gathered data with other parties who misuse it to generate revenue. In some cases people who receive details about users are cyber criminals. By sharing collected details with other parties developers put users at risk of problems related to browsing safety, privacy or even identity theft. It is recommended to uninstall all installed PUAs as soon as possible.

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 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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Vip.boo2go[.]com is similar to other pages such as ilo134ulih[.]com, check-out-this[.]site and forryortitwas[.]info. When visited, they might lead to various scam pages like apple.com-scan-mac[.]live and/or used to promote unwanted apps like Smart Mac Booster. Either way, most of the times these pages are promoted through PUAs that developers present as legitimate, useful apps. However, after installation they do not function as advertised, cause redirects to shady pages, gather data and/or feed users with intrusive ads.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

One way to cause unintentional downloads and installations is through deceptive, intrusive advertisements that, if clicked, run scripts designed to downloads or/and install various PUAs. In other cases it happens when people download and install various software without checking settings that are included in its setup. There are many cases where developers include PUAs into setups of other software and hide information about it in "Custom", "Advanced" and other options of this kind. Basically, unwanted downloads and installations happen when people leave all available settings unchecked and unchanged. By leaving default settings they usually give a permission for some unwanted app to be downloaded and installed through a setup of a desired program.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend to perform software downloads using official websites and direct download links. It is not safe to use various third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, unofficial pages and other tools or sources of this kind for that. If software download or installation setup contains any "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings, it is recommended to check them and deselect offers to download or install PUAs (if there are any). Furthermore, it is not safe to click various intrusive ads, especially when they are displayed on shady pages (related to gambling, adult daring, pornography, etc.). Ads of this kind often open questionable websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. If unwanted ads and/or redirects happen regularly, then in order to solve this problem we recommend to remove all unwanted or suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins that are (if are) installed on a browser. Additionally, programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system should be uninstalled as soon as possible too. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Instant automatic removal of vip.boo2go.com 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 vip.boo2go.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
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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 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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