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?

What is mob1ledev1ces[.]com?

Mob1ledev1ces[.]com is a page that is designed to download a .dmg file, a fake installation setup that is disguised as an installer of Adobe Flash Player. 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. It is worth mentioning that people usually do not visit pages like mob1ledev1ces[.]com on their own, in most cases they get opened by some PUA that is already installed on a browser and/or operating system.

mob1ledev1ces[.]com scam

Typically, browser hijackers change settings in browsers such as address of a default search engine, homepage and new tab. As a rule, they change it to an address of some fake search engine so that users would be forced to visit/use it. Also, apps of this type usually are designed to gather browsing data (IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, etc.), sometimes they collect personal, sensitive details as well. Quite often people behind them (their developers) sell recorded information to third parties (potentially cyber criminals). Many adware-type apps are designed to operate as information tracking tools too. However, in most cases their primary goal is to serve various advertisements. They display coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other intrusive ads that cover contents of websites that users visit. When clicked, those open untrustworthy or even malicious websites, or cause downloads, installations of various PUAs. The aforementioned fake installer of Adobe Flash Player that gets downloaded from mob1ledev1ces[.]com could be used to distribute other PUAs as well. It is possible that it could may be designed to install malware. Either way, it is strongly recommended not to execute (open) files that are distributed through websites like mob1ledev1ces[.]com. It could lead to installation of software that may cause problems related 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.
Removal

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Preciseeditor[.]pw, mainsiteofupgradenow[.]best, mainsiteofupdatenow[.]best and centersourceoffreeupgrade[.]best are just a couple examples of websites that are designed to proliferate fake updaters of Adobe Flash Player. None of those installers or updates install or update the actual Adobe Flash Player. Typically, they are designed to install some other, unwanted software that could be malicious. In one way or another, no software or files should be downloaded from unofficial, deceptive websites like these.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Not many people download and install potentially unwanted apps intentionally, knowingly. As a rule, they get tricked into it by developers who include PUAs in download and/or installation setups of some other software. This method is known as "bundling". Typically, information about PUAs being included in setups can be found in their settings like "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. However, not all people check those settings and leave them unchanged. It means that they unknowingly allow for PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed together with other, wanted software. Also, PUAs can be downloaded and/or installed without intention by clicking deceptive ads. Sometimes ads of this kind, when clicked, execute scripts that download and/or install unwanted programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Software should be downloaded from official websites, other channels/sources/tools like third party downloaders, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., eMule, torrent clients), and so on, cannot be trusted. The same applies to installations through third party installers. Downloads and installations should not be finished without checking settings like "Custom", "Advanced" that are (if are) included in setups. Simply said, any offers to download and/or install unwanted software should be dismissed before completing downloads and installations. Furthermore, advertisements that are displayed on untrustworthy websites should not be clicked, they tend to open potentially malicious websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. It is worth mentioning that such ads might appear on legitimate pages too. In order to stop a browser from opening unreliable websites and/or displaying unwanted ads it is required to remove all unwanted, unknown or suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins from it. Additionally, if there are any programs of this kind installed on the operating system, then they should be uninstalled too. 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 installer of a fake Adobe Flash Player:

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

Another screenshot of the installer of a fake Adobe Flash Player:

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

Instant automatic removal of mob1ledev1ces.com 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 mob1ledev1ces.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
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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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