How to avoid downloads from mob1ledev1ces.com

Also Known As: mob1ledev1ces.com pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to stop redirects to mob1ledev1ces[.]com on Mac computers

What is mob1ledev1ces[.]com?

the mob1ledev1ces[.]com site is designed to download a .dmg file, a fake installation setup disguised as an Adobe Flash Player installer. Typically, fake Adobe Flash Player installers and updaters are designed to distribute potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) such as browser hijackers, adware, and other software of this kind. Note that people do not usually visit sites such as mob1ledev1ces[.]com intentionally - in most cases, they are opened by a potentially unwanted program (PUA) that is already installed on the browser or operating system.

mob1ledev1ces[.]com scam

Typically, browser hijackers change settings in browsers such as the address of the default search engine, homepage, and new tab. Generally, they set it to the address of a fake search engine so that users are forced to visit and use the site. Apps of this type usually gather browsing data (IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, etc.), and sometimes collect personal, sensitive details. People responsible for them (the developers) sell recorded information to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). Many adware-type apps operate as information tracking tools, however, in most cases, their primary goal is to serve various advertisements. They display coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other intrusive ads that conceal underlying content of websites that users visit. When clicked, the ads open untrustworthy, malicious websites or cause download/installation of various PUAs. The aforementioned fake installer of Adobe Flash Player (downloaded from mob1ledev1ces[.]com) could be used to distribute other PUAs as well. It might also be designed to install malware. In any case, you are strongly advised not to execute (open) files that are distributed through websites such as mob1ledev1ces[.]com. This could lead to installation of software that might cause problems relating to privacy, browsing safety, identity theft and other issues.

Threat Summary:
Name mob1ledev1ces.com pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Detection Names ESET (Malware), Yandex Safebrowsing (Malware), Full List (VirusTotal).
Serving IP Address 78.140.165.10
Promoted Unwanted Application It is very likely that this fake installer of Adobe Flash Player is used to distribute adware, browser hijackers and other PUAs.
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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preciseeditor[.]pw, mainsiteofupgradenow[.]best, mainsiteofupdatenow[.]best and centersourceoffreeupgrade[.]best are just some examples of websites that proliferate fake Adobe Flash Player updaters. None of these installers or updaters install or update the Adobe Flash Player. Typically, they install other, unwanted software that could be malicious. No software or files should be downloaded from unofficial, deceptive websites such as these.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Few people download or install potentially unwanted apps intentionally. Generally, they are tricked into it by developers who include PUAs into the download and/or installation set-ups of other software. This method is known as "bundling". Typically, information about the inclusion of PUAs in set-ups can be found in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on, however, many people fail to check settings and leave them unchanged. In this way, they inadvertently allow PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed with other, regular software. PUAs can also be downloaded and/or installed inadvertently by clicking deceptive ads. When clicked, these can execute scripts that download and/or install unwanted programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Software should be downloaded from official websites. Do not trust other channels/sources/tools such as third party downloaders, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., eMule, torrent clients), and so on. The same applies to installation through third party installers. Downloads and installations should not be finished without first checking settings such as "Custom" or "Advanced" included in the set-ups. Dismiss any offers to download and/or install unwanted software before completing the process. Do not click advertisements that are displayed on untrustworthy websites, since they tend to open potentially malicious websites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. These ads might also appear on legitimate pages. To stop the browser from opening dubious websites and/or displaying unwanted ads, remove all unwanted, unknown or suspicious extensions, add-ons and plug-ins. Additionally, remove any 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.

Appearance of mob1ledev1ces[.]com scam (GIF):

Appearance of mob1ledev1ces[.]com scam (GIF)

Screenshot of the fake Adobe Flash Player installer:

fake installer of Adobe Flash Player that gets downloaded from mob1ledev1ces.com

Another screenshot of the fake Adobe Flash Player installer:

 fake installer of Adobe Flash Player that gets downloaded from mob1ledev1ces.com

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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 mob1ledev1ces.com 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.

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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.

mob1ledev1ces.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove mob1ledev1ces.com 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 mob1ledev1ces.com 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 mob1ledev1ces.com 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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