How to uninstall AdjustableProduct adware from Mac?

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

How to remove AdjustableProduct from Mac?

What is AdjustableProduct?

AdjustableProduct is adware-type app which may be designed to function as a browser hijacker. It serves advertisements and could be capable of changing certain browser settings/promoting a fake search engine. Additionally, it may be designed to collect certain information. Typically, users download and/or install apps like AdjustableProduct unintentionally, therefore they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

AdjustableProduct adware

Usually PUAs like AdjustableProduct are designed to serve ads in forms of pop-ups, coupons, banners, surveys, etc. It is common that users who click those ads allow to open questionable pages or even execute scripts designed to cause downloads and/or installation of unwanted, potentially malicious apps. Furthermore, this app could be designed to change browser settings such as address of a default search engine, homepage and new tab to an address of some fake search engine. Typically, such search engines do not generate unique results (provide results by some legitimate search engine), or they provide results that may include links to untrustworthy pages. Another issue with apps like AdjustableProduct is that they tend to be designed to gather information related to user's browsing activities. For example, IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited pages, entered search queries and other browsing data. Sometimes they are designed to record sensitive details too. What is worse, their developers may sell all gathered data to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misuse it to generate revenue in some other ways. Therefore, adware-type apps like AdjustableProduct can be the reason behind problems related to privacy, browsing safety, and so on. Some users may even become victims of identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by AdjustableProduct
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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It is common that, adware-type apps, browser hijackers are useless to their users and - they are designed only to generate revenue for their developers. Even if they are advertised as useful, legitimate applications. If an app of this type is installed on a browser and/or computer, then it should be uninstalled as soon as possible. More examples of PUAs like AdjustableProduct are BoostCoordinator, InitialWindow and ConnectionFormat.

How did AdjustableProduct install on my computer?

More often than not users download and/or install potentially unwanted apps through setups of other programs. To be more precise, when users download and/or install programs without checking and changing "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual", or other settings of download and/or installation setups. As a rule, those settings can be used to decline offers to download and/or install apps that are included in setups. This distribution method of potentially unwanted software is known as "bundling". Also, in some cases PUAs get downloaded and/or installed when users click deceptive advertisements. However, it happens only when they click ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is advised to download, files, programs only from official web pages and through direct download links. Other sources, tools like unofficial websites, third party downloaders (and installers), Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, and so on, can be used to promote unwanted, potentially malicious applications. If a download and/or installation setup has "Custom", "Advanced" or other similar settings, then those settings should not be left unchecked. It is common that they can be used to decline offers to download and/or install potentially unwanted software. Furthermore, it is recommended not to click advertisements that are displayed on shady, untrustworthy pages. Those ads can be designed to promote (open) other untrustworthy websites or cause downloads, installations of unwanted apps. If there are any unwanted extensions, add-ons or plug-ins already installed on a web browser, then they should be removed. The same applies to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system/computer. If your computer is already infected with AdjustableProduct, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate this adware.

Pop-up window displayed once AdjustableProduct installation is over:

AdjustableProduct adware pop-up displayed once installation is finished

AdjustableProduct installation folder:

adjustableproduct adware contents folder

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Video showing how to remove AdjustableProduct adware using Combo Cleaner:

AdjustableProduct adware removal:

Remove AdjustableProduct-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 adjustableproduct 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 AdjustableProduct removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by adjustableproduct 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 adjustableproduct 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 adjustableproduct 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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