How to uninstall ThreadProperty adware?

Also Known As: Ads by ThreadProperty
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

How to remove ThreadProperty from Mac?

What is ThreadProperty?

ThreadProperty supposed to improve browsing experience, however, it is designed to display intrusive advertisements and gather various information. Programs of this type are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUA) and adware. As a rule, people download and install adware unknowingly, unintentionally.

ThreadProperty adware

Applications like ThreadProperty usually serve advertisements in forms of banners, coupons, pop-ups, surveys, and so on. Typically, displayed ads cover contents of visited websites and lead users who click them to various untrustworthy websites. Sometimes those can be designed to execute scripts that would download and/or install some unwanted, potentially malicious software. Also, many adware-type applications are designed to gather browsing data. For example, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, IP addresses and other browsing-related information. Research shows that this particular app can access sensitive information such as passwords saved on a browser, phone numbers, credit card details, etc. It is very likely that ThreadProperty's developers sell collected details to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misuse them in other ways. Either way, ThreadProperty's users risk to experience problems like identity theft, monetary loss, problems related to browsing safety, privacy, and so on. Therefore, we strongly recommend to uninstall this or any other installed app of this type from a browser and/or operating system as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by ThreadProperty
Threat Type Adware, Mac malware, Mac virus
Detection Names Avast (MacOS:Adload-AB [Trj]), AVG (MacOS:Adload-AB [Trj]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of OSX/Adware.Didnarbois.A), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Script.SearchExt.gen), 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.
Removal

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CentralRush, SystemNotes and BenefitSites are names of other adware-type applications. There is a great number of apps of this type on the Internet. In most cases they are advertised as useful apps that supposed to improve browsing experience and/or deliver value (features). However, most of them are useless (do not operate as they supposed to) and designed only to help their developers to generate revenue. Besides, they often cause various problems. Therefore, neither adware or other PUAs should be trusted (downloaded and installed).

How did ThreadProperty install on my computer?

Usually PUAs get installed through clicked deceptive ads that are designed to execute certain scripts or together with other, mostly free programs that have PUAs included in their download and/or installation setups as additional offers. In other words, when developers distribute PUAs by using a marketing method which is known as "bundling". Typically, offers to download and/or install additionally included software (PUAs) can be found in "Custom", "Advanced, and other settings of download and/or installation setups. Nevertheless, not all people check (and change those settings). By leaving them unchanged they agree with offers to download and/or install unwanted software alongside with software that they download and/or install intentionally, willingly.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is not recommended to download and install programs through third party downloaders, installers, via Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), from unofficial pages, and other similar sources, tools. It is common that they are used to distribute potentially unwanted, or even malicious software. Programs and files should be downloaded only from official pages and via direct links. Also, unwanted downloads and/installations can be prevented by always checking "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of download and/or installation setups of various programs. Those settings often contain offers to download and/or install additionally included programs, they should be declined before completing downloads, installations. Various intrusive advertisements that are displayed on questionable websites open untrustworthy pages or download, install PUAs by executing certain scripts. Therefore, such ads should not be clicked. It is common that ads of this kind appear on pages related to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other shady sites. If there is some PUA (extension, add-on and/or plug-in) installed on a browser, then it should be removed as soon as possible. All unwanted, suspicious programs that are installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. If your computer is already infected with ThreadProperty, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate this adware.

Pop-up window displayed once ThreadProperty installation is over:

pop-up displayed once ThreadProperty installation is done

ThreadProperty installed on Safari:

threadproperty extension installed on safari

ThreadProperty installation folder:

threadproperty folder and files

Instant automatic removal of Ads by ThreadProperty: 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 Ads by ThreadProperty. 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:

ThreadProperty adware removal:

Remove ThreadProperty-related 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 ads by threadproperty 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.

Ads by ThreadProperty removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by threadproperty 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 ads by threadproperty 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 ads by threadproperty 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.

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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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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