How to remove apps responsible for opening fineplayerreliablenew.best

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

How to remove apps downloaded from fineplayerreliablenew[.]best on Mac computers

What is fineplayerreliablenew[.]best?

When visited, fineplayerreliablenew[.]best displays pop-up windows suggesting that Adobe Flash Player is out of date. This website attempts to trick people into downloading and opening/executing the installer of a potentially unwanted application (PUA) such as a browser hijacker, adware-type app or even malicious software like a Trojan, ransomware, or other high-risk malware. We strongly advise against downloading anything from fineplayerreliablenew[.]best or other unofficial websites that offer to update Adobe Flash Player (or other legitimate software).

fineplayerreliablenew[.]best scam

The fineplayerreliablenew[.]best site states that the installed version of Flash Player is out of date, does not include the latest security updates and cannot be used until the new version is installed. In fact, rather than downloading the installer of the new Adobe Flash Player, fineplayerreliablenew[.]best downloads the installer of unwanted software. For example, a browser hijacker, adware or multiple unwanted applications. In some cases, downloaded installers deploy other malicious programs such as Trojans, ransomware or other software of this kind. In any case, never download or open files from fineplayerreliablenew[.]best. This website has nothing to do with the official Adobe Flash Player website or associated software. By executing files downloaded from websites such as fineplayerreliablenew[.]best, people risk problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, being forced to use fake search engines and seeing intrusive, deceptive advertisements. The installed software might also lead to other serious problems such as identity theft, financial/data loss, installation of malware, and so on. Note that fineplayerreliablenew[.]best cannot be trusted and should be avoided.

Threat Summary:
Name fineplayerreliablenew.best pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Fake Claim The error message claims that Adobe Flash Player is outdated/missing and encourages visitor to update/install it.
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 212.129.18.239
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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Other web pages similar to fineplayerreliablenew[.]best include yourultimatesafevideoplayers[.]info, theworldofcontents[.]info and mainplaceupgradesfree[.]info. Unfortunately, there are many more and the number is growing daily. They aim to deceive visitors into using the fake installer of (supposedly) the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, which actually installs a potentially unwanted/malicious program. Note that none of these web pages download installers of the official Adobe Flash Player. Browsers are often forced to open these websites by PUAs already installed on them. Therefore, people generally arrive at websites such as fineplayerreliablenew[.]best unintentionally.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Typically, unwanted download/installations happen when people click deceptive ads that execute certain scripts or when developers distribute them using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". PUAs are commonly included into various download and/or installation set-ups and presented as additional offers. Generally, offers to download and/or install PUAs are mentioned in "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings of set-ups. Many people fail to check these settings and leave them unchanged, thereby agreeing by default with offers to download and install additionally-included software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Download all programs from official web pages and through direct download links. Other sources and tools such as unofficial websites, third party downloaders (and installers) Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), and so on, should be avoided. Check all download/installation settings such as "Custom" and "Advanced", since they often contain offers to download/install additional, potentially unwanted software. Avoid visiting untrustworthy websites and clicking ads that are displayed on them. These ads usually redirect to other untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites or cause download/installation of unwanted software. Remove any unwanted extensions, add-ons and plug-ins already installed on the browser immediately. The same should be applied to software of this kind installed on operating system/computer. 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 first two pop-ups that appear after visiting fineplayerreliablenew[.]best:

Software update
Update Your Adobe Flash Player 
Install the latest Flash Player for better performances.
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.

 

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.

 

> Click "Download Flash"

> Install updates and enjoy performances.

 

Download    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 next:

fineplayerreliablenew.best second pop-up

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 installer:

fineplayerreliablenew.best pop-up with instructions

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 fineplayerreliablenew[.]best scam (GIF):

Appearance of fineplayerreliablenew[.]best scam (GIF)

Screenshot of an installer that supposedly installs a new version of Adobe Flash Player:

fineplayerreliablenew.best fake adobe flash player installer

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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 fineplayerreliablenew.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.

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After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

fineplayerreliablenew.best pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove fineplayerreliablenew.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 fineplayerreliablenew.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 fineplayerreliablenew.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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