How to uninstall the application that opens systemnotices.com?

Also Known As: systemnotices.com pop-up
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove apps that open the systemnotices[.]com address?

What is systemnotices[.]com?

There are many deceptive websites that display fake virus notifications saying that a device (typically, iPhone) is infected and/or there are some other problems that need to be solved immediately, otherwise there will be even more damage done. Systemnotices[.]com is one of these websites. In most cases the main purpose of these pages is to scare a visitor into downloading some potentially unwanted application (PUA).

systemnotices[.]com scam first variant pop-up

There are at least three variants of notifications that systemnotices[.]com displays. It displays two notifications saying that a device is infected with a Trojan virus, and one offering to protect digital privacy. All three of them are used with a purpose to trick visitors into downloading some potentially unwanted applications that supposed to remove detected virus and/or protect privacy. Research shows that one of the apps that systemnotices[.]com promotes is called Norton Secure VPN & Proxy VPN. This app is available only on the App Store and it is a legitimate app. However, it does not make the systemnotices[.]com website any more reliable. This page could be used to promote some browser hijacker, adware, or even malicious software.

It is common for pages like systemnotices[.]com to be promoted via apps that are designed to collect various data and/or generate ads as well. Usually they target browsing-related data like IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited sites, entered search queries, although, in some cases they can read sensitive details. Examples of types of ada that PUAs generate are banners, coupons, surveys, pop-up ads. Quite often those ads are used to promote shady pages or cause unwanted downloads, or even installations by running certain scripts. If a browser/device opens pages like systemnotices[.]com regularly, then it is likely that it has some PUA installed on it.

Threat Summary:
Name systemnotices.com pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Mac malware, Mac virus
Fake Claim iPhone has been compromised/infected with a Trojan virus
Detection Names Fortinet (Phishing), Full List (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 134.122.21.137
Promoted Application Norton Secure VPN & Proxy VPN
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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As mentioned in the first paragraph, there are many pages like systemnotices[.]com, some examples are support-service[.]space, peachlandcn[.]com and crypt-protection[.]com. Usually, they are designed to look like Apple pages, the Apple company has nothing to do with such pages.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In most cases users unknowingly download and/or install PUAs when such apps are bundled with other programs. More precisely, when users finish downloads and/or installations without declining unwanted offers. As a rule, it can be done using "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual", or other settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes. Sometimes users unintentionally download and/or install PUAs by clicking deceptive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Applications should be downloaded from official, trustworthy websites. Other sources, tools like third party downloaders, unofficial web pages, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), etc., or third party installers should not be used. Also, it is advised not to finish any download and/or installations process without checking if a setup has any unwanted offers in it. Ads displayed on shady pages (e.g, adult dating, gambling, pornography pages) should not be clicked as well. Those ads could be used to promote untrustworthy websites or even to distribute unwanted apps. Any unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins, add-ons that are installed on a browser or programs that are installed on the operating system should be uninstalled. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Text in the pop-up notification of the first systemnotices[.]com variant:

YOUR IPHONE HAS BEEN COMPROMISED
Immediate Action Is Required!
OK

Screenshot of the background page of this variant:

systemnotices.com pop-up scam first variant background

Text in this page:

Apple Security
Tuesday
26 January 2021
Your iPhone Has Been Compromised


Important notice. Your device is currently infected with a Trojan virus!


Your phone's memory is already having 17% of damage.
Prompt action is required, otherwise, the device will become defective and all your data including accounts, photos, and payment data will be available to third parties.

Immediately install the trusted free app from the AppStore to remove the virus and secure your device.

Remove Virus
Detected By Apple.

Screenshot of the pop-up window of the second systemnotices[.]com variant:

systemnotices.com pop-up scam second variant

Text in this pop-up:

YOUR IPHONE HAS BEEN COMPROMISED
Immediate Action Is Required!
OK

Screenshot of the background page of this variant:

systemnotices.com pop-up scam second variant background

Text in this page:

Apple Security
Tuesday
26 January 2021
We have detected that your browser is completely infected with Trojan Virus picked up on recently visited sites.


Immediate action is required, otherwise you will lose your bank card details, social network accounts, and your browser history will be stolen by hackers.

Here is how you can solve this in just a few seconds (Step by Step)

Step 1: Tap REMOVE VIRUS to install trusted Security App from the App Store.

Step 2:Open the app and follow the instructions to protect your device.
Remove Virus

Screenshot of the third systemnotices[.]com variant:

systemnotices.com pop-up scam third variant

Text in this page:

Protect your Privacy - get Free VPN app from AppStore
Stay private with our FREE VPN App
To protect your privacy, follow these steps:
1. Install the VPN from App Store
2. Open the App
3. Use it when you want to change your IP
INSTALL NOW

Screenshot of the app promoted via third systemnotices[.]com variant:

systemnotices.com pop-up scam third variant

To enable pop-up blocking, fraudulent website warnings, and remove web browsing data in mobile Apple devices, follow these steps:

First, go to "Settings", and then scroll down to find and tap "Safari".

remove pop-ups and clear cache step 1

Check if the "Block Pop-ups" and "Fraudulent Website Warning" toggles are enabled. If not, enable them immediately. Then, scroll down and tap "Advanced".

disable pop-ups and clear cache step 2

Tap "Website Data" and then "Remove All Website Data".

disable pop-ups and clear cache step 3

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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 systemnotices.com 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.

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.

systemnotices.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove systemnotices.com 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 systemnotices.com 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 systemnotices.com 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.

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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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