How to remove apps that open pages from youlittmeet family?

Also Known As: youlittmeet pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove apps that open youlittmeet pages from Mac?

What is youlittmeet?

Youlittmeet is a family of various deceptive pages. In most cases such families include pages designed to advertise potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) like browser hijackers, adware-type applications. Some of them may be malicious and used to spread malicious programs like Trojans, ransomware. Also, families like youlittmeet often include various scam websites (fake lotteries, surveys), and other untrustworthy pages. Either way, none of the youlittmeet pages can be trusted. If a browser opens such sites automatically, then it may be doing that due to some already installed PUA.

youlittmeet scam

As can be seen in a screenshot above, youlittmeet family includes a deceptive page designed to trick visitors into participating in a survey. It is similar to "Dear Safari User, You Are Today's Lucky Visitor" - another page of this kind. In most cases such pages claim that visitors have a chance or to win some prize and encourage them to complete a survey. Pages of this type are being used to deceive unsuspecting visitors into providing sensitive information (like credit card details) that could be misused to generate revenue. Therefore, such pages cannot be trusted and should be always ignored. Youlittmeet may include pages that promote PUAs, for example, browser hijackers, some adware-type applications or other software of this kind. Browser hijackers promote fake search engines by changing browser's settings. Typically, they do that by modifying settings such as address of a default search engine, homepage and new tab. It is worthwhile to mention that fake search engines do not generate unique results and can be designed to generate misleading results. Adware serves advertisements in forms of pop-ups, banners, surveys and/or coupons, etc. It is common that those ads, if clicked, open questionable or even malicious websites. Sometimes they can download and/or install unwanted software by executing certain scripts. Both browser hijackers and adware-type applications can be designed to collect various information (like IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, geolocations, and so on). They may be capable of accessing personal, confidential information as well. What is worse, collected data may be sold to third parties who would misuse it to generate revenue in other ways. There is always a possibility that user's data may fall into hands of cyber criminals. Furthermore, it is possible that youlittmeet may include pages used to deceive visitors into installing some malware on their computers. For example, some Trojan or ransomware. Such malicious software can cause data, financial loss, serious privacy issues, installation of other malware, identity theft and other problems. To sum up, all pages that are part of the youlittmeet should be ignored.

Threat Summary:
Name youlittmeet pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus
Related Domains youlittmeet3[.]live, youlittmeet4[.]live, youlittmeet7[.]live
Detection Names (youlittmeet3[.]live) Fortinet (Spam), Spamhaus (Spam), Full List (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address (youlittmeet3[.]live) 193.35.48.27
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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Youlittmeet is not the only family of various untrustworthy pages. Some more exampels are skyprize, yourprizeszx and prizeseeker. Typically, their pages are designed either to trick visitors into installing some unwanted, potentially malicious programs or providing information that could be misused to steal identities, make fraudulent transactions, purchases, etc. Usually users do not visit such pages on their own, more often than not they get opened by installed PUAs.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Most users cause downloads and/or installations of PUAs by clicking deceptive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts or when those apps are included in download and/or installation setups of other, mostly free programs. It is very common for PUAs to be included in setups of other programs and presented as additional offers. This distribution method is called "bundling". It is used to deceive users into downloading and/or installing PUAs alongside with programs that they download and/or install intentionally. Usually information about included apps is placed in "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar parts of setups. The problem is that users often leave those settings unchanged. By doing so they allow for PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed as well.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Third party, unofficial downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages and other similar channels should not be used to download or install any files or software. Quit often they are used as tools to distribute various PUAs. They can be used to proliferate malicious programs too. These are the main reasons why software (and files) should be downloaded from official websites and through direct links. Furthermore, it is common that download and installation setups contain "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings. It is recommended to always check them for offers to download or install unwanted apps. If there are any, then they should be declined before finishing download and/or installation process. Intrusive advertisements that appear on untrustworthy, questionable pages should not be clicked. Very often they open other untrustworthy, potentially malicious pages or cause unwanted downloads, installations. And finally, all suspicious, unwanted and/or unknown extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons that are installed on a browser should be removed from it as soon as possible. The same should be done with programs of this kind that are 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.

Appearance of one of the youlittmeet pages (GIF):

Appearance of youlittmeet scam (GIF)

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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 youlittmeet 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.

youlittmeet pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove youlittmeet 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 youlittmeet 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 youlittmeet 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.

About the author:

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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