Stop redirects to your-mac-security-analysis.net

Also Known As: your-mac-security-analysis.net pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to prevent redirects to your-mac-security-analysis[.]net on Mac computers

What is your-mac-security-analysis[.]net?

your-mac-security-analysis[.]net is an untrustworthy, deceptive website designed to trick people into installing a rogue app called Cleanup My Mac. To achieve this, your-mac-security-analysis[.]net displays a fake message/notification stating that the computer is infected with viruses and that the aforementioned app can remove them. Do not download or install apps that are promoted through deceptive web pages. Some are used to trick people into installing malware. Few people visit websites such as your-mac-security-analysis[.]net intentionally - they are usually redirected to them by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) already installed on the browser or operating system.

your-mac-security-analysis[.]net scam

Once opened, your-mac-security-analysis[.]net displays a pop-up window stating that the website has detected a trojan virus named "e.tre456_worm_osx" on the Mac computer. It encourages visitors to take immediate action. The main your-mac-security-analysis[.]net website is disguised as an official Apple page. It states that the system is infected with three viruses: two categorized as malware, and one as phishing/spyware. To avoid any further system damage (loss of photos, apps and other data, or having banking and personal details stolen), visitors can supposedly scan their systems by clicking the "Scan Now" button. If clicked, this button launches a fake scanner that detects fake viruses such as CronDNS, Tapsnake, and Dubfishicv. To remove them, visitors are encouraged to click "REMOVE VIRUSES NOW", which downloads maccleaner.pkg, an installation file from the Cleanup My Mac application. In fact, research shows that this file is used to distribute and install other dubious, unwanted apps. Do not believe any information provided on your-mac-security-analysis[.]net (or other similar sites) or trust apps advertised on them.

Sites such as your-mac-security-analysis[.]net are often opened by PUAs installed on the system. These apps display intrusive ads and gather user information. They display coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so. When clicked, these ads redirect to untrustworthy websites or download or install other unwanted applications. Furthermore, most PUAs collect browsing-related data as such IP addresses, search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations and sometimes other, personal data. Developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. To avoid unwanted downloads, installations, problems with privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft, we recommend that you uninstall all PUAs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name your-mac-security-analysis.net pop-up
Threat Type Mac malware, Mac virus
Fake Claim According to this website, the visitor's computer is infected with viruses.
Promoted Unwanted Application Cleanup My Mac
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.
Malware Removal (Mac)

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Examples of other untrustworthy websites that are designed to trick people into downloading and installing dubious apps are apple.com-clean-mac[.]website, apple.com-scan-mac[.]xyz, and apple.com-mac-optimizer[.]xyz. No matter what apps they advertise, none can be trusted. PUAs that cause redirects to these deceptive sites are generally very similar. Most people install them accidentally. Once installed, they cause unwanted redirects, collect data, and/or display advertisements.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Most users download or install PUAs through intrusive advertisements or when they are included in the set-ups of other (usually free) software. Promoting PUAs by including them into set-ups is a marketing method known as "bundling". Developers often successfully trick people into downloading and installing unwanted apps by hiding them in "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar options/settings of download or installation set-ups. Furthermore, many users download/install programs without checking settings included in the set-ups, thereby unintentionally allowing PUAs to be downloaded or installed through the set-ups of other software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Download software from official sources (websites) and avoid using third party software downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule) and other similar channels. Check all "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings/options that are available in any setup and deselect offers to download or install unwanted applications. Typically, these apps are presented as extra offers. If clicked, most intrusive ads redirect to untrustworthy websites. In some cases, they cause unwanted downloads/installations. For this reason, do not to trust ads of this kind, especially if they are displayed on dubious websites. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects, uninstall all unwanted or suspicious programs from the operating system, and extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins from the browser. Then check if the problem persists. 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 your-mac-security-analysis[.]net pop-up:

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

We have detected a trojan virus (e.tre456_worm_osx) on your Mac.

Press OK to begin the repair process.

Screenshot of the main your-mac-security-analysis[.]net page:

your-mac-security-analysis.net main page

Text in this page:

Your system is infected with 3 viruses! Monday, September 23, 2019 11:04 AM

Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses. Our security check found traces of 2 malware and 1 phishing/spyware. System damage: 28.1% - Immediate removal required!

The immediate removal of the viruses is required to prevent further system damage, loss of Apps, Photos or other files.
Traces of 1 phishing/spyware were found on your Mac with MacOS 10.14 Mojave.

Personal and banking information is at risk.

To avoid more damage click on 'Scan Now' immediately. Our deep scan will provide help immediately!
4 minute and 32 seconds remaining before damage is permanent.

Scan Now

Screenshot of fake scan results:

your-mac-security-analysis.net displays fake results

Text in this page:

DOWNLOAD REQUIRED
Your Mac is heavily damaged! (33.2%)
Please download the Advanced Mac Cleaner application to remove 3 Viruses from your Mac.
VIRUS INFORMATION

Virus Name: Tapsnake; CronDNS; Dubfishicv
Risk: HIGH
Infected Files: /os/apps/hidden/os-component/X/snake.icv; /os/local/conf/keyboard/retype.icv...
REMOVE VIRUSES NOW
VIRUS REMOVAL

Application: Advanced Mac Cleaner
Rating: 9.9/10
Price: Free

Appearance of your-mac-security-analysis[.]net scam (GIF):

Appearance of your-mac-security-analysis[.]net scam (GIF)

Screenshot of the Cleanup My Mac app installer:

Celanup My Mac installer

Cleanup My Mac application:

Cleanup My Mac unwanted app

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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 your-mac-security-analysis.net 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.

scan-with-combo-cleaner-2

After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

your-mac-security-analysis.net pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove your-mac-security-analysis.net 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 your-mac-security-analysis.net 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 your-mac-security-analysis.net 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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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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