Avoid downloading files from yourfine2upgradesfree.best

Also Known As: yourfine2upgradesfree.best pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove apps that open yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best from Mac computers

What is yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best?

yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best is a deceptive website that encourages visitors to update the Adobe Flash Player. In fact, it tricks people into downloading a fake Adobe Flash updater and installing potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). We strongly advise against downloading anything from yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best or other, similar websites. People usually do not generally visit these web pages intentionally - they are often redirected to them by PUAs already installed on their browsers and/or operating systems.

yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best scam

Once opened, yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best displays pop-up windows suggesting that the installed version of Adobe Flash Player does not include the latest security updates. It encourages visitors to download an update by clicking the download/update buttons. If clicked, these download a .dmg file named "AdobeFlashPlayerInstaller.dmg". This installer does not update Adobe Flash Player. As with most download and/or installation set-ups that are distributed through web pages such as yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best, it simply installs a PUA. It is likely that this particular installer installs a browser hijacker, adware, or other unwanted application/s. Browser hijackers are PUAs that change browser settings such as the address of the homepage, default search engine and new tab. Typically, they assign them to the address of a fake search engine. Furthermore, most collect details relating to users' browsing habits. For example, addresses of visited websites, geolocations, entered search queries, IP addresses, and so on. In some cases, browser hijackers gather sensitive, personal details as well. The people behind this software sell the details to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse them to generate revenue. Adware-type apps commonly operate as information tracking tools and most display intrusive advertisements. Generally, they serve coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and others. When clicked, these ads usually open untrustworthy websites (including yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best and similar). Some can execute scripts designed to download and/or install unwanted software. It is possible that this fake Adobe Flash Player updater could be designed to install malware. For example, a Trojan or ransomware. In any case, do not download or execute anything, since this might cause problems relating to privacy, browsing safety, identity theft, installation of malware, and so on.

Threat Summary:
Name yourfine2upgradesfree.best pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Fake Claim This deceptive web page claims that the installed version of Adobe Flash Player is out of date.
Detection Names (AdobeFlashPlayerInstaller.dmg) Avast (Other:Malware-gen [Trj]), BitDefender (Adware.MAC.Bundlore.DPS), Emsisoft (Adware.MAC.Bundlore.DPS (B)), Kaspersky (HEUR:Trojan-Downloader.OSX.Shlayer.a), Full List (VirusTotal)
Promoted Unwanted Application This installer could be used to install browser hijackers, adware, other PUAs, or even malware.
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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Some other examples of websites designed to trick people into installing unwanted software through a fake Adobe Flash updater/installer include yourfine2updatesgo[.]best, yourfine4upgradefree[.]best and mainsiteofupgradenow[.]best. Generally, these web pages suggest that the visitor's Adobe Flash Player is outdated and encourages them to update it via an untrustworthy tool. Typically, files that are promoted through deceptive pages of this type install unwanted, potentially malicious software. As mentioned, when installed, PUAs force browsers to open these web pages.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Most people download and/or install unwanted apps through clicked deceptive ads (capable of running certain scripts), or when developers distribute them using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Using this method, they include PUAs into the download or installation set-ups of other software. They hide related information in "Custom", "Advanced" or other similar settings. Unfortunately, people often leave these settings unchecked and unchanged, thereby agreeing by default with offers to download/install unwanted software included in the setups.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Files and software should be downloaded from official and trustworthy websites. It is not safe to download or install programs through third party installers, downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g. torrent clients, eMule), unofficial sites, and so on. Check "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of any download and installation setup, and dismiss offers to download and/or install additionally-included (unwanted) apps. Intrusive ads (especially when displayed on dubious pages) can redirect users to untrustworthy web pages or cause unwanted downloads and installations. In most cases, ads of this type are shown on sites relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography and so on. They might also appear on legitimate sites. Browsers can be stopped from opening dubious pages and showing ads by removing all suspicious and unwanted extensions, add-ons and plug-ins. Also apply this to programs of this type 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 the main pop-up window of the yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best scam

Software update
Recommended Update
For streaming and online watching

Update now
 
"Adobe Flash Player" is an essential plugin for your browser that allows you to view everything from video to games and animation on the web. The version of “Adobe Flash Player" on your system does not include the latest security updates and has been blocked.

To continue using “Adobe Flash Player", download an updated version.
Update Download Flash...

Text in the lower pop-up window:

Flash Player Update
Install latest version of Adobe Flash Player in order to continue watching.
Download

Screenshot of the second pop-up that appears in the front:

yourfine2upgradesfree.best scam second pop-up

Text in this pop-up:

“Adobe Flash Player” is out-of-date

The version of this plug-in on your computer doesn't include the latest security updates. Flash cannot be used until you download an update from Adobe.
Update Download Flash...

Screenshot of the third pop-up that appears in the front:

yourfine2upgradesfree.best scam third pop-up

Text in this pop-up:

1
Go to the ‘Downloads’
Open your downloads list by
clicking on the top right corner
the ‘arrow’.

2
Open the file
Locate and double-click the file
starting with ‘Flash Player’.

3
Run the application
Confirm the installation by clicking
Continue and Install
buttons.
Type your password.

Appearance of yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best scam (GIF):

Appearance of yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best scam (GIF)

Screenshot of the fake Adobe Flash installer:

fake Adobe Flash Player installer from yourfine2upgradesfree.best

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove unwanted applications promoted via yourfine2upgradesfree[.]best scam 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 yourfine2upgradesfree.best 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.

yourfine2upgradesfree.best pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove yourfine2upgradesfree.best 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 yourfine2upgradesfree.best 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 yourfine2upgradesfree.best 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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