Avoid installing apps downloaded from Nonamebnm pages

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

How to remove apps downloaded from Nonamebnm websites from Mac?

What is Nonamebnm?

Nonamebnm is a family of deceptive, scam websites that are designed to advertise various questionable applications. At the time of the research it was the Smart Mac Booster app. These pages display fake notifications stating that visitor's computer is infected with a virus, they encourage visitors to remove it using one of the advertised apps. We advise against downloading and installing software that is distributed through Nonamebnm or other deceptive pages.

Nonamebnm scam

At first Nonamebnm websites display a pop-up with a notification saying that some website that was visited earlier has infected Mac with a virus. After closing that pop-up visitors are encouraged to scan their systems by clicking the "Scan Now" button. Nonamebnm pages launch a fake scanner which detects a high-risk virus called "Bankworm". They offer to remove this virus with the Advanced Mac Cleaner app, however, "REMOVE VIRUS NOW" button is designed to download the "maccleaner.pkg" file which usually installs some other questionable app. As we mentioned in the introduction, at the time of the research it installed Smart Mac Booster. Examples of other apps that are being distributed through "maccleaner.pkg" setup file are Mac Cleanup Pro, MacKeeper and Mac Auto Fixer. In one way or another, none of the apps that are promoted through Nonamebnm or other deceptive websites should be trusted.

It is known that browsers often open deceptive, questionable websites by themselves when there is some PUA installed on them. Apps of this type usually are designed to force users to visit untrustworthy websites, feed them with unwanted, intrusive ads and collect information about them. Typically, they serve ads that conceal contents of visited pages and, if clicked, redirect people to questionable websites or execute scripts that are designed to download and/or install unwanted software. Some examples of ads that are being displayed by such PUAs are banners, coupons, surveys and pop-up ads. Furthermore, most PUAs are designed to collect information related to user's browsing habits. For instance, IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites, IP addresses, etc. Sometimes they are designed to record personal details as well. Their developers and third parties who receive that data from them misuse it to generate revenue. It is worth mentioning that third parties might be cyber criminals. Either way, people who have apps of this type installed on browsers or operating systems risk to become victims of identity theft, experience problems related to privacy, browsing safety, etc. For these reasons we recommend to uninstall PUAs as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Nonamebnm pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus
Fake Claim These pages claim that 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.
Removal

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More examples of families of deceptive, scam pages are Smmhck, Chksumm and Trksmm. They might be used to trick their visitors into downloading and installing different apps, however, none of them are trustworthy. The same applies to PUAs that are often responsible for causing redirects to those shady websites. Besides, most people download and install them unwillingly.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In most cases PUAs are distributed through deceptive ads or download, installation setups of other programs. There are many ads, if clicked, execute scripts designed to download or even install unwanted software. Also, it is known that developers often include unwanted apps in setups of some other, usually free software. They hide information about it in "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of those setups and hope that people will not check and change them. When they download and install software without checking those settings they give PUAs a permission to be downloaded and/or installed together with a desired software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We do not recommend to download software from unofficial, websites, using Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, third party downloaders or any other similar channels. No software should be installed using third party installers as well. The safest way to download programs is using official websites and direct download links. Furthermore, download and installation setups often include settings like "Custom", "Advanced", we advise to check them when downloading and/or installing any software, especially if it is free. If those settings contain offers to download or install unwanted software, then they should be dismissed. Also, we recommend to avoid clicking ads, especially if they are shown on questionable pages. Typically, those ads lead to other untrustworthy, deceptive websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. If there are any PUAs (extensions, add-ons or plug-ins) installed on a web browser, then they should be uninstalled right away. Additionally, programs of this kind that are installed on the system should be removed as soon as possible too. 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 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 questionable 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 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

Instant automatic removal of Nonamebnm 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 Nonamebnm pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
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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.

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

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