Do not update Adobe Flash Player through yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info

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

Prevent browsers from opening yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info on Mac computers

What is yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info?

yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info is one of many websites used to trick visitors into installing potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) such as adware, browser hijackers, or even malicious software, through a fake Adobe Flash Player updater. Neither yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info nor any other similar web pages can be trusted. These websites are opened through other untrustworthy sites, deceptive ads, or by PUAs already installed on the browser and/or operating system. Therefore, people do not often visit these websites intentionally.

yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info  scam

Once visited, websites such as yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info suggest that Adobe Flash Player is out of date and encourages visitors to update it with a fake updater. These web pages display pop-up windows stating that the installed version does not include the latest security updates and is blocked. Furthermore, visitors are informed that they will be unable to use Adobe Flash Player (play online videos, audios, games, and so on) unless they download and install an update. Note that yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info downloads the "AdobeFlashPlayerInstaller.dmg" file (its name might vary), which, if executed, launches the installer of a PUA/s disguised as an Adobe Flash Player installer/updater. As mentioned, these websites are used to trick visitors into installing PUAs (browser hijackers, adware, etc.), some of which might be used to distribute malware.

Browser hijacking apps usually change browser's settings so that users are forced to visit/use a fake search engine. Most also gather browsing data (IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites, etc.) so that developers could misuse the information to generate revenue. Developers might sell collected data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). Some browser hijackers record personal, sensitive information. Adware is often designed to record data as well. Furthermore, most adware-type apps serve ads (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on). People who click them are often redirected to untrustworthy web pages. In some cases, if clicked, the ads run scripts that trigger download/installation of unwanted apps. Sites such as yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info could also be used to distribute the installers of various malicious programs (such as ransomware, Trojans). Having computers infected with this software can lead to data, financial loss, identity theft, problems relating to privacy, browsing safety, and so on.

Threat Summary:
Name yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Fake Claim This website claims that Adobe Flash Player is out of date and does not include latest security updates.
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)
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 examples of other sites that are virtually identical to yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info include theultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info, mainsourceofupdates[.]best and mainsourceofupgrade[.]best. These are deceptive websites that should never be trusted. Adobe Flash Player and other software must be updated using tools that are provided by official developers only. If the browser opens untrustworthy websites automatically, it is very likely that this is caused by an installed PUA.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In most cases, people cause unwanted downloads and installations by clicking deceptive advertisements (that execute certain scripts) or by downloading/installing programs without checking setting available in the set-ups. PUAs are often included into the download and installation set-ups of regular software, and are presented as 'additional offers'. Typically, these offers are mentioned in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. Many people fail to check or change them, thereby allowing additional PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed through the setups of regular software. This distribution method of potentially unwanted apps is called "bundling".

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Software should be downloaded from official websites and via direct download links. Do not download/install through third party software downloaders, installers, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), or other similar sources. Check settings (such as "Custom", "Advanced") of any download or installation setup. Dismiss offers to download or install additional, unwanted software. Ads that are displayed on dubious web pages usually redirect people who click them to untrustworthy websites, or they cause download/installation of unwanted applications. Therefore, such ads should not be trusted. If visited web pages contain ads or the browser opens dubious sites automatically, check all programs installed on the operating system and extensions, add-ons and plug-ins on the browser. Remove any suspicious, unwanted entries (software) immediately. 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 initial pop-up window (see screenshot above):

Update to the latest version of Flash Player. Your current Adobe Flash Player version is out of date.

Screenshot of three other pop-ups that appear after closing the first:

pop-up windows on yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info scam page

Text in these pop-ups:

Latest version of Flash Player is required to encode and/or decode (Play) audio files in high quality. - Click here to update for latest version.

Software update
Adobe Flash Player
Install the latest update
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.
Download Flash... Update

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

Screenshot of a pop-up that appears over a previously displayed pop-up:

pop-up on yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info scam website

Text in this pop-up:

Software update

“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 a pop-up with instructions about how to use a fake updater:

pop-up on yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info with insturctions on how to install fake updates

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 yourultimatesafevideoplayer[.]info scam (GIF):

yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info scam page in gif image

Screenshot of a fake Adobe Flash Player installer/updater:

fake installer of Adobe Flash Player downloaded from yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info scam page

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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 yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info 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.

yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info 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 yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info 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 yourultimatesafevideoplayer.info 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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