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How to uninstall the FlexProduct adware from your operating system?

Also Known As: Ads by FlexProduct
Type: Mac Virus
Damage level: Medium

What is FlexProduct?

FlexProduct is a piece of rogue software. It is classified as adware, and it has browser hijacker qualities as well. Since most users inadvertently download/install apps of this type, they are also considered to be PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

FlexProduct adware

FlexProduct adware overview

Adware can display pop-ups, surveys, banners, and other intrusive ads on any visited website and/or different interfaces. They diminish the browsing quality by overlaying site content and slowing down the browsing speed.

The advertisements endorse various rogue, sale-based, compromised, scam, and even malicious sites. Furthermore, some intrusive adverts can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs) - when they are clicked on.

Browser hijackers assign fake web searcher addresses as browsers' homepage, new tab/window, and default search engine URLs. Therefore, every new browser tab/window opened and search query typed into the URL bar - redirect to the promoted address.

Illegitimate search engines typically cannot provide search results, so they redirect to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other genuine ones. Browser hijackers can reset any changes users try to make to their browsers, and/or they can deny access to the browser settings outright.

Adware and browser hijackers usually have data tracking abilities. This also applies to FlexProduct. Information of interest includes: browsing activity, personally identifiable details, finance-related data, log-in credentials (usernames/passwords), and so on. The gathered data is then shared with and/or sold to third-parties.

To summarize, unwanted apps can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even lead to identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by FlexProduct
Threat Type Adware, Mac malware, Mac virus
Detection Names Avast (MacOS:AdAgent-AW [Adw]), Combo Cleaner (Trojan.GenericFCA.Agent.23767), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of OSX/Adware.Synataeb.G), McAfee (RDN/Generic.osx), 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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Adware in general

FocusGuideLatestStructuredLinkInfo, AnalyzerWindow, and NetworkService are some examples of adware. This software looks legitimate and offers "useful" and "advantageous" functionalities. However, the promised features are rarely operational.

In fact, this is true of nearly all PUAs. These applications are designed to generate revenue at user expense; hence, functionality and user safety are irrelevant.

How did FlexProduct install on my computer?

PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" marketing tactic - packing regular programs with various supplements. Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system. Once clicked on, intrusive advertisements can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission. PUAs may also have "official" download sites.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is important to research software and only download from official/verified channels. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled and hazardous content.

When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive ads appear innocuous; however, they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).

In case of encounters with such adverts and/or redirects, the system must be inspected and all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it. If your computer is already infected with FlexProduct, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate this adware.

Pop-up window displayed once FlexProduct adware's installation is over:

Pop-up displayed once FlexProduct installation is complete

FlexProduct adware's installation folder:

FlexProduct adware install folder

FlexProduct adware installed onto a Safari browser:

FlexProduct adware installed onto Safari

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove FlexProduct adware using Combo Cleaner:

FlexProduct adware removal:

Remove FlexProduct-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 flexproduct 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 FlexProduct removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by flexproduct 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 flexproduct 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 flexproduct 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

Adware can negatively affect the browsing experience and system performance. It also tends to have data tracking abilities, which makes it a privacy threat. This applies to FlexProduct. What is more, adware-delivered adverts can be deceptive/malicious and cause other serious problems.

What does adware do?

Adware or advertising-supported software - operates by running intrusive advertisement campaigns. In other words, adware displays ads on any visited website and/or different interfaces.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Adware generates revenue through affiliate programs by promoting various websites, applications, services, and similar. The developers of this software can earn commission from ad clicks, site visits, file downloads, product purchases, etc.

Will Combo Cleaner remove FlexProduct adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and eliminate adware-type apps present. It is noteworthy that manual removal is not always a perfect solution. In some cases, even after the adware is (manually) deleted - various leftover files stay hidden in the system. Additionally, the remnants can continue running and causing issues.

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