TURBOMAC Adware (Mac)

Also Known As: Ads by TurboMac
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove TurboMac from Mac?

What is TurboMac?

The TURBOMAC application supposedly improves the online shopping experience and saves money by displaying special deals, providing coupons, etc. - "TURBOMAC is a browser add-on that provides a better online shopping experience leading to higher user value by offering modifynative products, showing same or similar products from different stores with price modifynatives". This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that this app is classed as a potentially unwanted adware-type program (PUP). After stealth system infiltration, TURBOMAC generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.

turbomac adware

The types of advertisements generated include pop-up, banner, and coupon ads. None originate from users' visited websites and, thus, often conceal underlying web content. This significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, some will lead to untrusted sites, some which contain malicious content. Therefore, clicking advertisements generated by TURBOMAC risks further adware or malware infections. This potentially unwanted program continually monitors browsing activity by collecting various user/system information such as IP addresses (to determine geographic location), websites visited, pages viewed, and so on. Many users believe that this information is insignificant, however, it might contain personally identifiable details that is shared with cooperating third party companies who commonly misuse personal information to generate revenue. This behavior could lead to serious privacy issues and, therefore, we strongly advise you to uninstall TURBOMAC adware immediately.

TURBOMAC is identical to Offerz4U and DealTop. In addition, it shares many similarities with hundreds of other adware-type programs such as ShopperPro, My Search Dock, and Savepath Deals. All claim to improve the Internet browsing experience, however, none provide any real value for users. Adware-type programs are designed simply to generate revenue for the developers. TURBOMAC, and other similar apps, generate intrusive online advertisements, cause unwanted browser redirects, and gather personally identifiable information.

How did TurboMac install on my computer?

This potentially unwanted program is mostly proliferated using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. The developers know that many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software. For this reason, they hide rogue apps within the 'Custom/Advanced' download or installation procedure settings. Unaware of this, users often skip this section, leading to inadvertent installation of rogue programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Bear in mind that many PUPs are hidden and, therefore, it is important to closely analyze the download and installation processes. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings and cancel all third party software concealed within this section.

Deceptive free software installer used in TurboMac adware distribution:

turbomac adware installer

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

TURBOMAC adware removal:

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

mac adware 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 turbomac 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

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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.

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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 TurboMac removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by turbomac 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 turbomac 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 turbomac 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.