How to uninstall apps downloaded through nbvtread.com

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

How to remove apps dowbloaded via nbvtread[.]com from Apple devices

What is "nbvtread[.]com"?

nbvtread[.]com is one of many untrusted websites that deceive visitors into downloading and installing potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Generally, websites such as nbvtread[.]com claim that users' mobile or desktop devices are infected with viruses and encourage immediate removal with specific software. No software should be downloaded from nbvtread[.]com or other similar web pages. People do not often open these websites intentionally - they are opened by other dubious web pages, clicked deceptive advertisements, or PUAs installed on browsers and/or operating systems.

nbvtread[.]com scam

nnbvtread[.]com targets users of desktop and mobile Apple devices. When visited, it displays a virus notification stating that the device is heavily damaged by two harmful viruses, which were installed through recently-visited adult websites. Visitors are encouraged to remove the viruses as soon as possible, since they will soon corrupt SIM card, contacts, photos, data, installed applications, and so on. To remove them, they are encouraged to click the "REPAIR FAST NOW" button, which then opens the download page of an application. At the time of research, nbvtread[.]com promoted an application called Secured VPN by CPunks. Regardless of whether this is a legitimate application, all software should be downloaded directly from official websites or other legitimate sources such as App Store. Avoid websites such as nbvtread[.]com. Sites such as nbvtread[.]com are commonly opened by various PUAs that are installed on browsers and/or operating systems.

PUAs force users to visit dubious web pages, gather information and serve intrusive advertisements. Frequently, they collect browsing-related details such as IP addresses, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, and other browsing data. Some PUAs record personal details. Developers sell the data to third parties (cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Furthermore, PUAs often display ads such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc. When clicked, these open untrusted, potentially malicious websites or execute scripts that download or install unwanted software. PUAs can lead to unwanted downloads/installations, identity theft, problems with browsing safety, privacy, and so on. Therefore, remove all PUAs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name nbvtread.com pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Fake Claim This scam page claims that the visitor's device is infected with two viruses.
Detection Names Full List (VirusTotal)
Promoted Unwanted Application Secured VPN by CPunks
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 deceptive pages that are similar to nbvtread[.]com include safari-extension[.]com, mobile-apple[.]club and vpnprotectplus[.]com. Typically, these scam websites trick unsuspecting visitors into believing that their devices are infected with viruses and installing PUAs that supposedly remove them. None of these web pages can be trusted. If your browser them continually, it is very likely that a PUA is already installed on the browser or operating system.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Generally, these apps are installed through clicked intrusive advertisements or when software developers use the "bundling" method - including unwanted apps into the download or installation set-ups of other software. This deceptive marketing method is used to trick people into installing PUAs together other, regular software. Developers achieve this by hiding PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of the download/installation set-ups. Information about these unwanted apps is hidden in the software set-ups and many users leave the settings unchecked and unchanged, thereby causing infiltration of PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Download software from official, trustworthy sources (websites) only. Do not use third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites or other similar channels/tools. Also avoid third party installers. Check all "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings of the download and installation setup. Dismiss offers to download or install unwanted software before completing the download/installation. If clicked, intrusive ads displayed on dubious websites often redirect to other, malicious websites. These ads might also appear on legitimate websites. If unwanted ads appear on most web pages, or the browser opens dubious pages automatically, check for unwanted apps (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) and remove 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 mobile nbvtread[.]com version:

Your system is heavily damaged by Two viruses!
We detect that your Desktop Desktop is 28.1%
DAMAGED because of Two harmful viruses from
recent adult sites. Soon it will damage your
phone's SIM card and will corrupt your contacts,
photos, data, applications , etc.

If you do not remove the virus now , it will cause sever damage to your phone . Here's what you NEED to do (step by step ) :
Step 1: Tap the button and install App for free!
Step 2: Open the App to speed up and fix your browser now!
REPAIR FAST NOW

Screenshot of Secured VPN by CPunks on App Store:

Secured VPN by CPunks on App Store

Screenshot of the desktop nbvtread[.]com version:

nbvtread.com scam desktop version pop-up

Text in a pop-up:

Your system is heavily damaged by Two viruses!

 

We detect that your Desktop Desktop is 28.1% DAMAGED because of Two harmful viruses from recent adult sites. Soon it will damage your phone's SIM card and will corrupt your contacts, photos, data, applications , etc.

 

If you do not remove the virus now , it will cause severe damage to your phone . Here's what you NEED to do (step by step ) :

 

Step 1: Tap the button and install App for free!

 

Step 2: Open the App to speed up and fix your browser now!

 

WARNING !

 

This Desktop Desktop is infected with viruses and your browser is seriously damaged. You need to remove viruses and make corrections immediately.

 

It is necessary to remove and fix now.

 

Don't close this window.

 

** If you leave , you will be at risk **

Screenshot of the background page:

nbvtread.com scam desktop version background page

Text in this page:

Your system is heavily damaged by Two viruses!
We detect that your Desktop Desktop is 28.1%DAMAGED because of Two harmful viruses from
recent adult sites. Soon it will damage your
phone's SIM card and will corrupt your contacts,
photos, data, applications , etc.

If you do not remove the virus now , it will cause sever damage to your phone . Here's what you NEED to do (step by step ) :
Step 1: Tap the button and install App for free!
Step 2: Open the App to speed up and fix your browser now!
REPAIR FAST NOW

Appearance of nbvtread[.]com scam (GIF):

nbvtread.com scam appearance in gif image

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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 nbvtread.com 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.

nbvtread.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove nbvtread.com 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 nbvtread.com 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 nbvtread.com 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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