How to remove ExtendedProcesser adware?

Also Known As: Ads by ExtendedProcesser
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove ExtendedProcesser from Mac?

What is ExtendedProcesser?

ExtendedProcesser functions as a browser hijacker and adware: it changes certain browser settings to 0yrvtrh.com or search.standartanalog.com (depending on a browser) - address of a fake search engine and serves various advertisements. Also, it can access (collect) sensitive information. It is common that users download and install programs like ExtendedProcesser unintentionally, therefore, they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Research shows that this particular app is distributed through a deceptive Adobe Flash Player installer.

ExtendedProcesser adware

In most cases adware-type apps like ExtendedProcesser serve surveys, banners, pop-ups, coupons and/or other types of advertisements. It is common that those ads are designed to promote unreliable pages or even execute scripts designed to download and/or install unwanted apps. Also, ExtendedProcesser is designed to make 0yrvtrh.com (on Safari) or search.standartanalog.com (on Chrome) as a default search engine as homepage, address of a new tab. Therefore, ExtendedProcesser's users are forced to visit one or another address when they open a browser, new tab and enter search queries into URL bar. Both 0yrvtrh.com and search.standartanalog.com provide results generated by Yahoo (redirect to search.yahoo.com), that is why they are called fake search engines. It is worthwhile to mention that address of a fake search engine can be removed from browser settings only when a browser hijacker is no longer installed. Additionally, ExtendedProcesser can read sensitive information, such as credit card details, telephone numbers, passwords. This information can be used to steal identities, accounts, make fraudulent transactions, purchases, or for other malicious purposes. These are the reasons why ExtendedProcesser should never be downloaded and installed.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by ExtendedProcesser
Threat Type Adware, Mac malware, Mac virus
Additional Information This application belongs to Adload malware family.
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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More examples of apps like ExtendedProcesser are DynamicImprovment, GeneralSection and ElementaryMethod. Typically, such apps supposed to be legitimate and useful: their developers advertise them as apps that improve browsing experience, include various features, etc. However, more often than not they are not only useless but can be the reason behind various issues. Therefore, it is recommended not to have ExtendedProcesser or other apps of this type installed on a browser and/or computer.

How did ExtendedProcesser install on my computer?

It is known that ExtendedProcesser is distributed through a deceptive installer which supposed to install Adobe Flash Player installer. It is common that such installers are used to distribute not only adware (or other PUAs), but also malicious programs like ransomware, Trojans. Also, quite often potentially unwanted applications are distributed by including them in download and/or installation setups of other, mainly free programs. This distribution method is known as "bundling". PUAs are integrated in setups as additional offers that can be found in "Custom", "Advanced", or their other settings. Users who download and/or install software without changing those settings often agree with offers to download and/or install additionally included apps as well. In some cases unwanted downloads and/or installations can be caused by clicking deceptive ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is advised not to use Peer-to-Peer networks (eMule, torrent clients and so on), unofficial pages, various third party downloaders, installers, etc., neither to download or install programs (or files). It is common that they are used as tools to distribute unwanted or even malicious software. Programs, files should be downloaded only from official websites and via direct links. If a download or installation setups have settings like "Advanced", "Manual, "Custom", then they should be checked for offers to download and/or install unwanted software before completing downloads and/or installations. Intrusive ads that appear on questionable pages can be designed to open other pages that are not trustworthy or execute scripts designed to cause downloads and/or installations of unwanted software. Therefore, such ads should not be clicked. If there are some unwanted, suspicious or unknown extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed on a browser, then they should be uninstalled. The same applies to software of this kind that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with ExtendedProcesser, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate this adware.

0yrvtrh.com redirects to search.yahoo.com (GIF):

0yrvtrh.com redirects to search.yahoo.com

Search.standartanalog.com redirects to search.yahoo.com (GIF):

standartanalog.com redirects to search.yahoo.com

Delusive application installer promoting ExtendedProcesser adware:

Delusive installer used to promote ExtendedProcesser adware

Pop-up displayed after ExtendedProcesser's installation:

pop-up displayed once ExtendedProcesser installation is done

ExtendedProcesser installed on Safari:

extendedprocesser adware safari extension

ExtendedProcesser's installation folder:

extendedprocesser adware contents folder

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ExtendedProcesser adware removal:

Remove ExtendedProcesser-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 extendedprocesser 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.

Ads by ExtendedProcesser removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by extendedprocesser 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 extendedprocesser 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 extendedprocesser 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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