How to remove CommonValue (Mac)

CommonValue is a type of adware that targets Mac systems. It is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that infiltrates systems without the user’s consent and initiates various system modifications, typically changing browser settings to promote fake search engines. CommonValue is also known for displaying intrusive ads and collecting browsing-related data, which could lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Users often unknowingly download and install CommonValue when it is bundled with other software or hidden in the advanced settings of free software installation processes.

The infection process of CommonValue in Mac usually starts when a user downloads freeware or shareware that has this adware bundled into it. It can also infiltrate the system through deceptive pop-up ads or fake alerts prompting users to update an application. Once installed, it typically starts to make unwanted changes to the browser settings, replacing the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL with its own. It causes numerous pop-up ads, banners, and redirects, leading to unwanted pages. Additionally, CommonValue can collect personal data about the user’s browsing habits, potentially leading to privacy issues.

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