Avoid downloads from lp.speedyutils.live

Also Known As: lp.speedyutils.live pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove "lp.speedyutils[.]live" from Mac computers

What is "lp.speedyutils[.]live"?

lp.speedyutils[.]live is a scam site that promotes the MacEnizer application. It claims that the user's operating system might be infected. Note that these sites should never be trusted. The same extents to the software endorsed by them. Furthermore, apps advertised on scam websites are often rogue. Most visitors to lp.performanceyutils[.]live access it unintentionally - they are redirected by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (potentially unwanted applications). Note that PUAs do not need express user permission to infiltrate devices.

lp.speedyutils[.]live scam

lp.performanceyutils[.]live firstly display a pop-up window that requests immediate action, as the user's Mac OS is allegedly infected. The background page lists the user's information to give the impression of legitimacy. It also states that the system might be infected, and without proper actions taken, system files could be damaged and internet browsers, affected. The web page then gives instructions about how to remove the 'detected threats'. It advertises the MacEnizer app, which is supposedly capable of dealing with these false infections. If the instructions are followed, users end up downloading maccleaner.pkg, a file known to proliferate PUAs. Downloading and installing maccleaner.pkg is not advised, since any apps it installs are likely to be rogue and/or and nonoperational. This extends to MacEnizer, which is classified as an unwanted application. Once installed, MacEnizer and similar software, often require payment for activation (despite activation, they often turn out to be nonfunctional).

There are thousands of PUAs available, most of which share certain similarities. Developers of these rogue applications invest time and effort into making their products seem legitimate. PUAs usually offer many useful features, encouraging users to install them onto their devices. In most cases, however, the 'features' do not work as promised (if at all). The only purpose of PUAs is to generate revenue for the developers, whilst regular users receive no value. PUAs cause redirects to various sale-based, untrustworthy, scam and malicious websites. They also run intrusive advertisement campaigns (pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, and similar). Some can even track data. By monitoring users' browsing activity, they gather personal information (IP addresses, geolocations, and personal details). This private data is then shared with third parties and can end up being used for criminal purposes. In summary, PUAs can cause browser and system infiltration/infections and lead to severe privacy issues (including identity theft). To ensure device and user safety, remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name lp.speedyutils.live pop-up
Threat Type Mac malware, Mac virus.
Serving IP Address 69.162.126.230
Promoted Unwanted Application MacEnizer
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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apple.com-mac-optimizer.icuapple.com-shield.live, and apple.com-shield-devices.live are just some examples of websites similar to lp.performanceyutils[.]live. Typically, scam sites are used to promote specific software. Users are tricked into downloading/installing them through fake warnings, alarms, and alerts, claiming to have 'detected' various threats or vulnerabilities. The applications advertised by these websites are often fake and useless.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some PUAs have official websites on which they are often promoted as "free" software. Unwanted applications are also proliferated through download/installation set-ups. The term "bundling" is used to describe this deceptive marketing method. Users who rush through the download/installation processes (e.g. by ignoring terms, skipping steps, using pre-set options, etc.) endanger their systems with potential infiltration and infections. Intrusive advertisements also proliferate unwanted content. When clicked, these ads can execute scripts designed to download/install PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Use only official and verified channels to download programs. Using Peer-to-Peer sharing networks and third party downloaders is not advised, as they are usually untrustworthy and more likely to offer bundled software. When downloading/installing, read terms and explore possible options. Use "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out of/decline installation/download of supplementary apps and tools. Intrusive advertisements usually seem legitimate and harmless, however, they redirect to dubious sites (e.g. pornography, adult-dating, gambling, and similar). If you encounter these ads/redirects, remove all dubious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins. 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:

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED !

You Mac OS might be infected.

Press OK to begin the repair process.

Screenshot of the background page:

lp.speedyutils[.]live background page

Text in this page:

Your Mac Might Be Infected!
OS version:    OS High Sierra
Country:    Republic of Lithuania
IP Address:    85.206.10.62
Attention:Your Mac might be infected by the latest viruses. If you do not remove them, they
may damage your system files and slow down your internet browsing speed.
HOW TO REMOVE:
Step 1:
Click on the button below to download now and install MacEnizer
Step 2:
Run MacEnizer and remove all potential viruses immediately.
Download Now down_arrow
NO Adware, Spyware or Malware

Appearance of "lp.speedyutils[.]live" scam (GIF):

Appearance of lp.speedyutils[.]live scam (GIF)

Screenshot of MacEnizer installation setup:

MacEnizer installer

Screenshot of MacEnizer unwanted application:

MacEnizer unwanted application

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove unwanted applications promoted via lp.speedutils[.]live website using Combo Cleaner:

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 lp.speedyutils.live 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.

lp.speedyutils.live pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove lp.speedyutils.live 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 lp.speedyutils.live 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 lp.speedyutils.live 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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