Avoid downloads of apps that are advertised through numberonevpn.com

Also Known As: numberonevpn.com pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

How to remove numberonevpn[.]com from Mac?

What is numberonevpn[.]com?

Numberonevpn[.]com is a deceptive website which targets iPhone, iPad and desktop computer (iMac) users. Its main purpose is to trick visitors into downloading some application which supposed to remove fake viruses detected by the numberonevpn[.]com website. We advise not to trust websites of this type or download apps that are advertised through them. Besides, it is known that quite often these pages get opened by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that are installed on browsers or computers/mobile devices.

numberonevpn[.]com scam

When visited, numberonevpn[.]com displays a pop-up window which notifies visitors about detected viruses. According to this message, numberonevpn[.]com has detected 39 viruses that will corrupt SIM card and all contacts that are stored on it. It is also stated that these viruses will damage photos, data, apps, etc., if they will not be removed as soon as possible. When this pop-up is closed, numberonevpn[.]com opens another page stating that Apple device is damaged by 30 harmful viruses that got installed through some visited adult websites. To remove these viruses visitors are encouraged to click the "Repair Now" button which leads to Apple Store, the ReSecure app download page. However, it is possible that at different times numberonevpn[.]com might be used to advertised different apps. Since ReSecure is available on official Apple page, it is very likely that it is a legitimate app. However, we do not recommend to use/trust apps that are advertised on pages designed to trick people into installing apps using deceptive methods (by displaying fake virus alerts and so on).

As mentioned in the introduction, quite often pages like numberonevpn[.]com get opened by installed PUAs. Apps of this type usually are designed to cause redirects to shady pages and gather various information. Typically, developers design them to record details such as user's IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries and so forth. Besides, very often they share all gathered information with other parties (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse them to generate revenue. Either way, it is strongly recommended to uninstall any installed PUA as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name numberonevpn.com pop-up
Threat Type Mac malware, Mac virus
Serving IP Address (numberonevpn[.]com) 157.230.152.172
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Promoted Application ReSecure
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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Numberonevpn[.]com is quite similar to another pages of this type, safetyvpn[.]net, mobillevpn[.]info and thevpnsafety[.]com are just a few examples. As a rule, these pages inform visitors that their Apple devices are infected with a number of viruses and encourage to remove them with one or another application. It is not recommended to trust applications that are promoted using deceptive websites that display fake error, virus and other messages. Additionally, PUAs that open such pages should not be trusted as well. Their developers advertise them as legitimate and useful, however, they lead to shady pages and collect information about user's browsing habits and do not provide any useful features or other value.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Most PUAs get installed either through intrusive, deceptive advertisements that people intentionally or unintentionally click, or when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They use it to trick people into installing unwanted apps through setups of some other software that people usually download on purpose. To achieve it, developers hide information about additionally included apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options of download or installation setups. People who download or install various programs without checking settings that are available in their setups often unintentionally allow for various PUAs to be downloaded and installed as well.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to download software from official websites and via direct download links. Download sources like third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (eMule, torrent clients and others), and other similar channels should not be used. The same applies to installations through third party installers. Also, we strongly recommend to always check what are "Custom", "Advanced" and other options of any download or installation setup. If there are any offers to install or download unwanted applications, they should be dismissed. Avoid visiting untrustworthy websites and clicking intrusive ads that are displayed on them. These ads often lead to shady pages or cause unwanted downloads, installations. If a browser causes unwanted redirects or shows ads regularly, then remove all unwanted, unknown extensions, add-ons or plugins that are installed on it and apply the same to programs of this kind 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 pop-up window displayed on a desktop version:

numberonevpn.com desktop version pop-up

Text presented in versions of pop-up (mobile and desktop):

ATTENTION - Viruses found!
Your Apple is severely damaged by (39) viruses! Soon your Apple SIM card will be corrupt and it will damage your contacts, photos, data, applications, etc..

Second page of the numberonevpn[.]com site:

Numberonevpn.com second page

Text in this page:

Your iPhone is severly damaged by (39) viruses
We've noticed that your Apple is 28.1% Damaged by (30) harmful viruses from recent adult sites. It will soon corrupt your iPhone's SIM card and damage your contacts, photos, data, and applications.
4 minutes and 52 seconds
If you don't remove the virus now, it will cause serious damage to your iPhone. Here's what you need to do (step by step):

Step 1: Tap and install ReSecure for free on the App Store!

Step 2: Open the application to speed up and fix your browser now!

Appearance of numberonevpn[.]com scam (GIF):

numberonevpn.com apparance in gif

Download page of the ReSecure app:

ReSecure app download website

To enable pop-up blocking, fraudulent website warnings, and remove web browsing data in mobile Apple devices, follow these steps:

First, go to "Settings", then scroll down to find and tap "Safari".

remove pop-ups and clear cache step 1

Check if the "Block Pop-ups" and "Fraudulent Website Warning" toggles are enabled. If not, enable them immediately. Then, scroll down and tap "Advanced".

disable pop-ups and clear cache step 2

Tap "Website Data" and then "Remove All Website Data".

disable pop-ups and clear cache step 3

Instant automatic removal of numberonevpn.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 numberonevpn.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 numberonevpn.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.

scan-with-combo-cleaner-1

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.

numberonevpn.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove numberonevpn.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 numberonevpn.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 numberonevpn.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.

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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