Research Report on Common Brand Virus
Common Brand generally follows downloading of the third party application and it will hide itself inside the installation package so that users could be hard to find it. And technicians will categorize it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and its main strength is to distribute several hundred of ads here. They are easily recognizable, labeling as “Ads by Common Brand”, “Common Brand ads”, “brought by Common Brand” or “powered by Common Brand” . That is to say, if there is a key word “Common Brand”, you should pay much attention on such things.
Common Brand can make lots of accessories to harm your PC, and the ads are one of fraudulent tools. They include text underlined ads, banner ads, coupon dropdown ads, pop-up ads and more, among which popup is common and top scam maker. They will warn you that you PC is at risk and you should call for help and buy their service; or it will send you the fake updated link and recommendation, when you click on it, you are directed to somewhere you don’t know. In this way, your PC and you are in trouble.
Common Brand will also display things like browser hijacker to control your browsers and let the virus in. Obviously, if you keep Common Brand on your PC, you will suffer pain and damages. So we recommend you to eliminate it immediately. Here are some remove instructions for your reference.
(NOTE – Remember to Bookmark This Page First by Hitting Ctrl + D Keys, in case that some steps require you to exit this page.)
Step 1. End malicious process run by Common Brand or malware.
1. Press Command+Option+Escape buttons together to open Force Quit tool:
2. Choose Force Quick tool, and then find out suspicious process and Click the “Force Quit” button
If you cannot find or remove process that may be related with Common Brand, please read next step.
Step 2. Uninstall extensions that may be related withCommon Brand or malware
1. Click Safari menu, then select Preferences:
2. Click Extensions tab, and then select extension that may be related with threat.
3. Click the Uninstall button to delete the extension.
1. Click Chrome Menu button >> Select More Tools >> Select Extensions:
2. Determine the extension that may be related with infection, and click Trash icon to delete it:
If you cannot find or remove extension that may be related with Common Brand or similar threats, please read next step.
Step 3. Uninstall Apps that may be related with Common Brand or malware.
Open a Finder window >> Go to Applications >> Select the icons of suspicious apps, click Move to Trash, and Empty the Trash once you’re done.
If you cannot find or remove the malicious app that may be related with Common Brand, please check the tips below.
Step 4. Download Combo Clean Antivirus to Diagnose your mac
- If the above steps do not solve your issues, we recommend using a professional Mac anti-virus (Combo Cleaner) to scan your whole Mac OS. In most cases, if a Mac threat or unwanted item cannot be uninstalled manually, it is possibly related with malicious programs or potential threats hiding on the infected Mac. Therefore, we suggest that you should check the security status of Mac and see if there is any potentials risks or threats.
Combo Cleaner is an effective anti-virus and system optimizer software for Mac operating systems that are compatible with Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra frameworks. Its powerful anti-virus engine is capable of detecting and removing cyber threats like malware, adware, and other potentially unwanted programs. If you would like to give it a try, download it below:
1. Download Combo Cleaner Antivirus by clicking button here:Download Combo Cleaner Antivirus Now (Mac OS)
2. Run Combo Cleaner Antivirus installer to install it and use the its tools to diagnose your Mac:
– In case you cannot uninstall some unwanted apps manually, you can try the app Uninstaller and see if it will help.
– In case you cannot remove an unwanted extension or third party search engine from web browser, we recommend using Antivirus feature to scan your Mac and see if it will detect related malicious programs.