How to remove apps downloaded from yourultimatesafevideoplayers.info

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

How to remove unwanted apps downloaded from yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info on Mac computers

What is yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info?

yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info is one of the many deceptive websites designed to trick visitors into downloading and installing potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) through the fake installer of a new Adobe Flash Player version. Typically, these sites actually download the installers of PUAs such as browser hijackers, adware. In some cases, the installers infect systems with malicious software such as ransomware, Trojans, or other high-risk malware. In any case, websites like yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info should never be trusted.

yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info scam

Like many other websites of this type, yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info suggests that the installed version of Adobe Flash Player is out of data and urges users to download and install the latest version. According to the sites, the installed version does not include the latest security updates and visitors will not be able to use Adobe Flash Player to watch videos, play games, etc. unless they download and install the 'new version'. At the time of research, yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info downloaded a file named "AdobeFlashPlayerInstaller.dmg", which, as its name suggests, should be an Adobe Flash Player installer. In fact, this installation setup distributes PUAs or even malicious software. If used, it can install apps designed to gather information, display ads, promote fake search engines, and so on. Furthermore, it might infect systems with malware designed to encrypt files, proliferate other malware, and cause problems such as monetary, data loss, identity theft, installation of other malware, issues with browsing safety, online privacy, and so on. This situation can be avoided simply by ignoring websites like yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info and by downloading and updating software only through official web pages and implemented functions/tools provided by official developers.

Threat Summary:
Name yourultimatesafevideoplayers.info pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Fake Claim  
Detection Names (AdobeFlashPlayerInstaller.dmg) Arcabit (Adware.MAC.Bundlore.DPS), BitDefender (Adware.MAC.Bundlore.DPS), Emsisoft (Adware.MAC.Bundlore.DPS (B)), Kaspersky (HEUR:Trojan-Downloader.OSX.Shlayer.a), Full List (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address (livecheck.yourultimatesafevideoplayers.info) 18.216.94.228
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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Examples of other web pages similar to yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info include theworldofcontents[.]info, mainplaceupgradesfree[.]info and startmostnewestprogram[.]icu. Unfortunately, there are many more. These websites are often opened through deceptive ads, untrustworthy websites or PUAs that are already installed on the browser and/or operating system. People do not visit these sites intentionally.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Generally, people are tricked into download/installation of unwanted apps when developers distribute them using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Therefore, they include PUAs into the download/installation set-ups of other (usually free) programs. In most cases, information about these additionally-included apps (offers to download and/or install them) can be found in "Advanced", "Custom", and other similar settings. People who download/install programs without checking and changing these settings often allow PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed together with regular software. Unwanted downloads/installations are also caused by clicking deceptive ads that execute scripts designed to download and install PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

It is not safe to download or install software/files via dubious websites, using third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), or other channels, tools of this kind. We strongly recommend that you download all software from official websites and through direct download links. Avoid unwanted downloads and installations by checking "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" and other similar options of the download/installation set-ups and declining offers to download/install additionally-included software. Do not click intrusive advertisements, especially those displayed on dubious sites. Generally, people who click them are redirected to other untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites. In some cases, they cause unwanted downloads/installations. If unwanted redirects happen or intrusive ads appear regularly, check the browser for unwanted extensions, add-ons and plug-ins and uninstall them immediately. Also remove software of this kind that is 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 initial pop-up window:

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

Screenshot of other pop-up windows that appear after closing the first:

yourultimatesafevideoplayers.info scam deceptive pop-us

Text in these pop-up windows:

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
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...

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

Screenshot of a pop-up that appears next:

yourultimatesafevideoplayers.info scam third pop-up window

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 Adobe Flash Player installer:

yourultimatesafevideoplayers.info scam fourth 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 yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info scam (GIF):

Appearance of yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info scam (GIF)

Screenshot of a fake Adobe Flash Player installer:

fake installer of adobe flash player installer downloaded from yourultimatesafevideoplayers.info

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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 yourultimatesafevideoplayers.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.

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.

yourultimatesafevideoplayers.info pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove yourultimatesafevideoplayers.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 yourultimatesafevideoplayers.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 yourultimatesafevideoplayers.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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