Stop redirects to Mac System currently outdated and corrupted scam

Also Known As: Mac System currently outdated and corrupted pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to avoid redirects to "Mac System currently outdated and corrupted" on Mac?

What is "Mac System currently outdated and corrupted"?

"Mac System currently outdated and corrupted" is a notification on a deceptive, scam page which is designed to trick people into installing a questionable app called My Mac Speedup. Visitors supposed to use this app to fix the occurred problem that was detected by this scam page. We strongly recommend not to trust websites of this type or apps that they are designed to promote. If a browser opens such pages regularly, then it is very likely that some installed potentially unwanted application (PUA) is the culprit of it.

Mac System currently outdated and corrupted scam

When visited, this website displays a pop-up window with a message which says that MacOS system is outdated and corrupted, and it will automatically erase all system files. In order to resolve this problem, visitors supposed to follow further instructions. However, the only thing that visitors supposed to do is to click the "Continue" button which is displayed on the background of the page. If clicked, it opens another website which is a download page for My Mac Speedup application. Apps that are promoted through deceptive websites should not be trusted even if they are not malicious or dangerous in any other way. Quite often they are useless (do not provide any advertised features) and cannot be fully used unless users activate them. As a rule, their activations are not free. These are the main reasons why scam pages and questionable apps cannot be trusted.

Typically, various scam (and other untrustworthy) pages get opened by installed PUAs. Unfortunately, redirects to shady pages is not the only problem with these apps. Most of the times PUAs are designed to collect information related to user's browsing activities and display annoying, intrusive advertisements. PUAs record data that usually includes IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites, geolocations and other details of this kind. In most cases people behind these apps share all gathered details with other parties (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse them to generate revenue. Ads displayed by PUAs usually are various coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc. One way or another, people who click them usually get redirected to potentially malicious, deceptive or untrustworthy in some other way websites. In some cases these ads can run scripts that download or even install other PUAs.

Threat Summary:
Name Mac System currently outdated and corrupted pop-up
Threat Type Mac malware, Mac virus
Related Domains kcboe5[.]space
Serving IP Address (kcboe5[.]space) 95.211.26.203
Detection Names (kcboe5[.]space) Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Promoted Unwanted Application My Mac Speedup
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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"Mac System currently outdated and corrupted" scam page is quite similar to other websites of this kind, such as "Your Apple iPhone Is Infected By (17) Viruses", "Your System Is Seriously Damaged, Found (4) Viruses!", "You Have Been Redirected To Apple Support Page" and many others. As a rule, they are designed to trick people into believing that there is something wrong with their mobile or desktop device and promote some questionable application that supposed to solve the occurred problem. PUAs that open paged of this type are also very similar: they are advertised as legitimate, useful apps. Nevertheless, most of them are worthless and often lead to various problems related to browsing safety, privacy, etc.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Typically, people download or/and install unwanted apps through clicked intrusive ads that are designed to cause unwanted downloads or installations, or when software developers use a "bundling" method. This method is used to trick people into downloading or installing various applications together with other software that they download from the Internet. To achieve it, developers hide offers to download or install PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options/settings of other software setups. If people leave such settings unchanged, they usually accept every offer that is included in a setup.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To avoid unwanted downloads or installations we recommend to download software from official websites, other sources or tools like third party downloaders/installers, Peer-to-Peer networks, and so on, should not be used. If setups include offers to download or install unwanted applications, these offers should be dismissed before completing download or installation processes. Intrusive ads that are displayed on questionable pages (typically, related to gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc.) should not be clicked. As a rule, they open potentially malicious websites or run scripts that download or install PUAs. In most cases browsers open shady pages or/and display ads when there is some PUA installed on them. In order to stop it, we recommend to uninstall all unwanted apps (extensions, plug-ins or add-ons) that are installed on a browser and programs that are installed on the computer. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Text in the pop-up window:

Warning!

Mac system has detected that your MacOS 10.14 is currently outdated and corrupted.

This will automatically erase your system files.

Please follow the instructions immediately to resolve this issue and ensure that your system is always up to date.

Screenshot of the fake warning message in the background:

Mac System currently outdated and corrupted fake warning

Text presented in this page:

Your Mac Computer is at High Risk!

Mac Version : MacOS 10.14

Please note: Mac Security has detected that your system is corrupted and outdated. All system files will be deleted after 0 seconds.

Required: Please click the "Continue" button below to update the latest software, scan your system and prevent files from being deleted.

My Mac Speedup download page:

My Mac Speedup download website

My Mac Speedup installer:

My Mac Speedup installer

My Mac Speedup application:

My Mac Speedup unwanted app

Instant automatic removal of Mac System currently outdated and corrupted 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 Mac System currently outdated and corrupted 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 mac system currently outdated and corrupted 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.

Mac System currently outdated and corrupted pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove mac system currently outdated and corrupted 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 mac system currently outdated and corrupted 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 mac system currently outdated and corrupted 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.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact 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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