How to uninstall the AnalyzerFile unwanted app?

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

How to remove AnalyzerFile from Mac?

What is AnalyzerFile?

AnalyzerFile has three purposes: to serve advertisements, promote a fake search engine (its address) and collect sensitive information. This app functions as adware and a browser hijacker. Typically, users download and install apps like AnalyzerFile unintentionally, for this reason they are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

AnalyzerFile adware

It is known that AnalyzerFile can read sensitive information from browsers such as passwords, credit card details, telephone numbers and some other personal data. Such information can be misused to steal personal accounts, identities, make fraudulent purchases, transactions, or for other malicious purposes. Therefore, users who have the AnalyzerFile app installed on a browser and/or computer could become victims of identity theft, encounter problems related to online privacy, browsing safety, lose access to various accounts, suffer monetary loss and/or encounter other problems. Another problem with the AnalyzerFile app is that it serves advertisements that may be designed to promote untrustworthy pages or even cause unwanted downloads and/or installations. Also, this app modifies browser's settings - it changes the address of a default search engine, homepage and/or new tab to an address of a certain fake search engine. Typically, when users have their browsers hijacked by apps that are designed to promote some fake search engine they are forced to visit a certain address when they open a browser, new tab and/or enter search queries into URL bar. In most cases changes that were made by a browser hijacker can be undone only when that app is no longer installed. These are the main reasons why AnalyzerFile or any other similar app should never be downloaded and installed.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by AnalyzerFile
Threat Type Adware, Mac malware, Mac virus
Detection Names Avast (MacOS:Adload-AG [Adw]), AVG (MacOS:Adload-AG [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of OSX/Adware.Synataeb.F), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.OSX.Adload.h), Full List (VirusTotal)
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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A couple more examples of adware-type applications that are similar to AnalyzerFile are PublicFraction, PracticalConfig and ConsumerSurvey. It is common that such apps are advertised as legitimate, useful - they supposed to improve browsing experience, include various features, etc. Although, most of them are not only useless but can be the reason behind various problems.

How did AnalyzerFile install on my computer?

It is known that in most cases users download and/or install apps like AnalyzerFile together with other programs. More precisely, then such apps are included in download and/or installation setups of other programs as extra offers and users do not decline them. Usually such offers can be declined by unticking certain checkboxes or by changing "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" or other settings of download and/or installation setups. In some cases users download and/or install PUAs by clicking advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts. It is worthwhile to mention that such ads appear mostly on questionable pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Programs, files should be downloaded from official, trustworthy pages and via direct download links. Other tools, sources like various third party downloaders, Peer to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), questionable websites, etc., should not be used to download files or programs. Third party installers should not be used to install programs too. Download and installation setups that contain settings (like "Advanced", "Custom") or some checkboxes should be checked for offers to download and/or install unwanted, additionally included applications. Advertisements on untrustworthy websites should not be clicked - it is common that they are designed to promote other pages of this kind or even download, install unwanted software. There should not be any unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on a browser, or programs of this kind installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with AnalyzerFile, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate this adware.

Pop-up window displayed once AnalyzerFile installation is over:

analyzerfile adware pop-up displayed once installation is done

AnalyzerFile installed on Safari:

analyzerfile adware safari extension

AnalyzerFile's Contents folder:

analyzerfile adware contents folder

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove AnalyzerFile adware using Combo Cleaner:

AnalyzerFile adware removal:

Remove AnalyzerFile-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 analyzerfile 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 AnalyzerFile removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by analyzerfile 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 analyzerfile 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 analyzerfile 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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