Avoid downloading files from biggerupdateforvideos.best

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

How to remove apps downloaded from biggerupdateforvideos[.]best on Mac?

What is biggerupdateforvideos[.]best?

Biggerupdateforvideos[.]best is a deceptive website that is designed to deceive visitors into installing unwanted software through a fake installer of Adobe Flash Player. Research shows that biggerupdateforvideos[.]best downloads a file that is designed to install two potentially unwanted applications (PUAs): Advanced Mac Tuneup, SearchItNow. Also, it promotes an address of a fake search engine which is searchbaron.com. We strongly recommend not to trust biggerupdateforvideos[.]best or open any files that can be downloaded from it.

biggerupdateforvideos[.]best scam

Biggerupdateforvideos[.]best claims that installed version of Adobe Flash Player is out of date, does not include latest security updates and encourages visitors to download, and install a new version. As we mentioned in the introduction, downloaded file does not install the actual Adobe Flash Player and is designed to install the aforementioned apps and promote a fake search engine. Advanced Mac Tuneup is the name of a questionable program. It should not be trusted because a fake installer of Adobe Flash Player is not the only installer that is being used to distribute it. It is never a good idea to trust apps that got downloaded and/or installed through download and/or installation setups of other software. The same applies to SearchItNow. Besides, it is very likely that this app is either a browser hijacker or adware-type app. Which means it may be designed to promote some fake search engine or display intrusive advertisements. Additionally, both browser hijackers and adware-type applications are often designed to gather various information. Usually they collect browsing data, however, in some cases they target sensitive, personal information as well. Their developers misuse collected data to generate revenue and/or sell it to third parties (potentially cyber criminals). Either way, having apps of this type installed could be the reason behind problems related to privacy, browsing safety, some users may even become victims of identity theft. Furthermore, it is known that searchbaron.com is a fake search engine and fake search engines should never be trusted as well. They usually do not generate any unique search results and could be designed to provide misleading results. There is always a possibility that provided results may lead to potentially malicious and untrustworthy in other ways websites. It is worth mentioning that fake Adobe Flash Player installers could be designed to distribute various malware as well, for example, some Trojan or ransomware. Trojans often are designed to cause chain infections - they install some other high-risk malware. Ransomware is a type of software that causes its victims data or financial loss, or both. These programs encrypt data so that victims could not decrypt them without a tool that can be received only by paying cyber criminals a ransom. To sum up, it is never safe to visit websites like biggerupdateforvideos[.]best, they might lead unsuspecting visitors to installations unwanted and/or even malicious programs.

Threat Summary:
Name biggerupdateforvideos.best pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus
Fake Claim The pop-up claims that the Adobe Flash Player is missing/outdated and encourages users to install/update it.
Detection Names ( Player.dmg ) Arcabit (Trojan.Application.MAC.Koiot.939), BitDefender (Gen:Variant.Application.MAC.Koiot.939), Emsisoft (Gen:Variant.Application.MAC.Koiot.939 (B)), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.OSX.Ketin.d), Full List (VirusTotal)
Promoted Unwanted Application Advanced Mac Tuneup, SearchItNow and searchbaron.com (fake search engine).
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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Biggerupdateforvideos[.]best is similar to centerplaceofupgrade[.]pro, therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro, thesafesoftwarevideoplayers[.]best and many other websites that are designed to trick people into installing unwanted software. What all those pages have in common is that they offer to download and install a new Adobe Flash Player version but download a file that is designed to install anything but the offered software. It is very common for such pages to be opened through other shady pages, deceptive ads or PUAs that are already installed on browsers and/or operating systems.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Typically, these apps get installed through deceptive ads that are designed to run certain scripts or together with some other software that people usually download from the Internet intentionally. To trick people into unwanted downloads and/or installations through other programs developers include them their setups. They present additionally included apps as additional offers. Usually those offers can be found in their settings like "Custom", "Advanced, and so on. However, quite often people download and install software without checking those settings and that is how most PUAs are being allowed to be downloaded and/or installed too.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend to always check "Custom", "Advanced" (and other similar) settings of any download and installation setup. If they include offers to download and/or install additional, unwanted applications, then these offers should be dismissed before finishing download or installation. Also, it is important to download (and install) software and/or files from official, trustworthy websites and via direct download links. Other sources/channels like third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages, etc., should not be trusted. Also, it is very common tht intrusive advertisements, if clicked, open untrustworthy websites. In some cases clicking them can result in unwanted downloads or even installations. We advise not to trust such ads, especially if they are shown on shady pages. For example, on pages related to gambling, adult dating, etc. If there are any suspicious extensions, add-ons and/or plug-ins installed on a browser and/or programs on a computer, then they should be removed as soon as possible. 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 player. Your current Player version is out of date.

Screenshot of pop-ups that appear next:

biggerupdateforvideos.best scam second pop-up

Text in these pop-ups:

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

Screenshot of another pop-up that appears next:

biggerupdateforvideos.best scam third 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 the last pop-up:

biggerupdateforvideos.best 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 biggerupdateforvideos[.]best scam (GIF):

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Appearance of another variant of biggerupdateforvideos[.]best scam (GIF):

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Screenshot of a fake Adobe Flash Player installer:

fake Adobe Flash Player installer downloaded from biggerupdateforvideos.best 

Screenshot of another variant of a fake Adobe Flash Player installer:

fake Adobe Flash Player installer downloaded from biggerupdateforvideos.best 

Instant automatic removal of biggerupdateforvideos.best 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 biggerupdateforvideos.best 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 biggerupdateforvideos.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.

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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.

biggerupdateforvideos.best pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove biggerupdateforvideos.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 biggerupdateforvideos.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 biggerupdateforvideos.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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Tomas Meskauskas

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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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