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How to remove ProcessorPremiere from the operating system

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

What kind of application is ProcessorPremiere?

While testing the ProcessorPremiere application, our team noticed that it shows annoying advertisements. Thus, we classified ProcessorPremiere as adware. We also found that ProcessorPremiere can read sensitive information. It is worth mentioning that users rarely download and install adware on purpose.

ProcessorPremiere adware

ProcessorPremiere adware in detail

Ads displayed by ProcessorPremiere can open shady web pages asking to provide sensitive information, urging to call fake technical support numbers, offering to download potentially malicious apps, etc. A couple examples of pages that apps like ProcessorPremiere can open are "Apple Security Center" and "Your Card Was Added To Apple Pay".

As mentioned in the introduction, ProcessorPremiere can read sensitive information. It can read passwords, phone numbers, and credit card details. Also, it can read browsing history. Data accessed by ProcessorPremiere may be misused for malicious purposes (e.g., to steal online accounts, identities, or money).

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by ProcessorPremiere
Threat Type Adware, Mac malware, Mac virus
Detection Names Avast (MacOS:AdAgent-DH [Adw]), Combo Cleaner (Gen:Variant.Adware.MAC.Adload.23), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of OSX/Adware.Synataeb.G), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.OSX.Searchproxy.f), 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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More about adware

Sometimes, advertising-supported applications can hijack web browsers by changing their settings. These apps replace the default search engine, homepage, and (or) new tab page with a shady search engine. It is not safe to use unreliable search engines - they can promote untrustworthy pages, show dubious ads, and track users.

Examples of apps similar to ProcessorPremiere are InstantFresh, OperativeQueue, and ExtendedTech.

How did ProcessorPremiere install on my computer?

It is common for advertising-supported apps to be distributed via deceptive websites, fake installers, deceptive advertisements, software bundles, etc. When software is bundled with adware, it has "Advanced", Custom", "Manual", or other settings in its installer.

Users install adware alongside other software when they finish installations without changing the aforementioned settings (without deselecting optional installations). Ads cause unwanted downloads and installations when designed to run certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Download applications from official websites and stores only. Do not trust apps promoted via shady pages, advertisements, and notifications from websites of this kind. Also, do not use P2P networks, third-party downloaders, free file hosting pages, etc., as sources for downloading software.

Deselect unwanted apps before downloading and installing programs. Read reviews before downloading apps. If your computer is already infected with ProcessorPremiere, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate this adware.

A message that shows up after the installation of ProcessorPremiere adware:

ProcessorPremiere message displayed once installation is done

ProcessorPremiere installed on Safari:

ProcessorPremiere adware installed on Safari

ProcessorPremiere's installation folder:

ProcessorPremiere adware installation folder

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove ProcessorPremiere adware using Combo Cleaner:

ProcessorPremiere adware removal:

Remove ProcessorPremiere-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

Manual removal of malicious Mac applications

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 adware-related files and folders

Mac Go To Folder step

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar. Choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

Mac removing related files and folders - step 1Check for adware generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents/ folder:

Mac go to /Library/LaunchAgents - step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchAgents/

Mac go to /Library/LaunchAgents - 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 exact same string.

Mac removing related files and folders - step 2Check for adware generated files in the ~/Library/Application Support/ folder:

Mac go to /Library/Application Support - step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: ~/Library/Application Support/

Mac go to /Library/Application Support - 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.

Mac removing related files and folders - step 3Check for adware generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ folder:

Mac go to ~/Library/LaunchAgents - step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/

Mac go to ~/Library/LaunchAgents - 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 exact same string.

Mac removing related files and folders - step 4Check for adware generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons/ folder:

Mac go to /Library/LaunchDaemons - step 1

In the "Go to Folder..." bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons/

Mac go to /Library/LaunchDaemons - 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.

Mac removing malware related files and folders - step 5Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps correctly, your Mac should be clean of infections. To ensure 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 the 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 its virus definition database and click the "Start Combo Scan" button.

Mac remove malware with Combo Cleaner - step 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.

Mac remove malware with Combo Cleaner - step 2

After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

Remove malicious extensions from Internet browsers

Safari iconRemove malicious Safari extensions:

Removal of malicious extensions in Safari - step 1

Open the Safari browser, from the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

Removal of malicious extensions in Safari - step 2

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 regular browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removal of malicious extensions in Google Chrome - step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removal of malicious extensions in Google Chrome - step 2

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

Removal of malicious extensions in Mozilla Firefox - step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) and select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removal of malicious extensions in Mozilla Firefox - step 2

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

Software of this type can diminish the web browsing experience (by showing intrusive advertisements), slow down a computer, cause issues related to online privacy, and other problems.

What does adware do?

As a rule, advertising-supported software bombards users with annoying advertisements. Also, adware can promote fake search engines and track users (collect various data).

How do adware developers generate revenue?

It is known that most adware developers monetize adware by participating in affiliate programs and promoting various pages, products, services, etc.

Will Combo Cleaner remove ProcessorPremiere adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and remove adware. It is recommended to eliminate adware automatically (using specialized software) to avoid leaving data belonging to adware in the operating system.

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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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