Avoid installing apps downloaded from Nonamebnm web pages

Also Known As: Nonamebnm pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove apps downloaded from Nonamebnm websites on Mac computers

What is Nonamebnm?

Nonamebnm is a family of deceptive, scam websites that are designed to advertise various rogue applications. At the time of research, Nonamebnm promoted the Smart Mac Booster app. These sites display fake notifications stating that visitors' computers are infected with a virus and encouraging them to remove it using one of the advertised apps. We advise against downloading or installing software that is distributed through Nonamebnm or other deceptive web pages.

Nonamebnm scam

Nonamebnm websites first display a pop-up with a notification stating that a website that was visited earlier has infected the Mac with a virus. After closing the pop-up, visitors are encouraged to scan their systems by clicking the "Scan Now" button. Nonamebnm web pages launch a fake scanner, which detects a high-risk virus called "Bankworm". They offer removal of this virus with the Advanced Mac Cleaner app. In fact, the "REMOVE VIRUS NOW" button is designed to download the "maccleaner.pkg" file, which usually installs another rogue app (as mentioned, at time of the research, this app was Smart Mac Booster). Examples of other apps that are distributed through the "maccleaner.pkg" setup file are Mac Cleanup Pro, MacKeeper, and Mac Auto Fixer. In any case, no apps promoted through Nonamebnm or other deceptive websites can be trusted.

Browsers usually open deceptive, dubious websites due to installed PUAs. These apps force users to visit untrustworthy websites, feed them with unwanted, intrusive ads, and collect user information. Typically, they serve ads that conceal underlying content of visited sites. If clicked, they redirect people to dubious websites or execute scripts that download and/or install unwanted software. Some examples of ads displayed by PUAs include banners, coupons, surveys and pop-up ads. Furthermore, most PUAs collect information relating to users' browsing habits. For example, IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites, IP addresses, etc. They can also record personal details. Developers and third parties misuse the data to generate revenue. These third parties might include cyber criminals. Therefore, people who have PUAs installed on their browsers or operating systems risk becoming victims of identity theft, experiencing problems relating to privacy, browsing safety, etc. For these reasons, we recommend that you uninstall all PUAs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name Nonamebnm pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Fake Claim These web pages claim that the visitor's Mac is infected with a virus.
Detection Names (game3752.nonamebnm61[.]live) Spamhaus (Spam), Full List (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address (game3752.nonamebnm61[.]live) 193.35.51.4
Related Domains Full list below.
Promoted Unwanted Application Smart Mac Booster
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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More examples of families of deceptive, scam pages include Smmhck, Chksumm, and Trksmm. They might be used to trick visitors into downloading and installing different apps, however, none are trustworthy. The same applies to PUAs, which are often responsible for causing redirects to dubious websites. Note that most people download and install PUAs inadvertently.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In most cases, PUAs are distributed through deceptive ads or via the download/installation set-ups of other programs. If clicked, many ads execute scripts designed to download or install unwanted software. Developers often include unwanted apps into the set-ups of other (usually free) software. They hide related information in "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of the set-ups and hope that people will fail to check or change them. Downloading and installing software without checking the settings often grants permission for PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed with regular software by default.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Do not download software from unofficial websites, using Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule, third party downloaders, or any other similar channels. No software should be installed using third party installers. The safest way to download programs is using official websites and direct download links. Note that download and installation setups often include settings such as "Custom", "Advanced" - check them when downloading and/or installing any software, especially if it is free. Dismiss any settings containing offers to download or install unwanted software. Avoid clicking ads, especially if they are shown on dubious web pages. Typically, the ads lead to other untrustworthy, deceptive websites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. Check for PUAs (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) installed on the browser and remove them. Also remove programs of this kind 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.

Text in Nonamebnm pop-up windows:

VIRUS FOUND

A website you visited today has infected your Mac with a virus.

Press OK to begin the repair process.

Screenshot of Nonamebnm web page encouraging visitors to scan their systems:

Nonamebnm second page

Text in this page:

VIRUS FOUND
A website you have visited today has infected your Mac with a virus. A full system scan is now required to find and remove harmful files or applications from your Mac OS X 10_13_6 device.
DEVICE INFORMATION
Brand: Apple
Device: Mac OS X 10_13_6
Browser: Safari 12.0.1
IP: 85.206.10.62
Provider: Telia Lietuva, AB
Location: - LT
Scan Now

Screenshot of  Nonamebnm page encouraging visitors to download a dubious app:

Nonamebnm third page

Text in this page:

DOWNLOAD REQUIRED
Please download the Advanced Mac Cleaner application to remove Bankworm from your Mac.
VIRUS INFORMATION
Virus Name: Bankworm
Risk: HIGH
Infected File: /os/apps/worm.icv
VIRUS REMOVAL
Application: Advanced Mac Cleaner
Rating: 9.9/10
Price: Free
REMOVE VIRUS NOW

Appearance of Nonamebnm scam (GIF):

Appearance of Nonamebnm scam (GIF)

List of domains relating to the Nonamebnm website family:

nonamebnm100.live
nonamebnm30.live
nonamebnm36.live
nonamebnm6.live
nonamebnm61.live
nonamebnm88.live

Installer of the Smart Mac Booster app:

Smart Mac Booster installer

Smart Mac Booster app:

Smart Mac Booster unwanted app

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove unwanted applications promoted via Nonamebnm websites 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 nonamebnm 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.

Nonamebnm pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove nonamebnm 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 nonamebnm 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 nonamebnm 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 malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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