ProductEvent is a potentially unwanted program that affects Mac devices without users’ knowledge. It may be acting like typical adware by generating lots of annoying advertisements on the affected browser. Furthermore, ProductEvent may access some essential browser settings and alter them without asking for permission. Once the program starts on the system, it may alter main Safari and/or Chrome settings. Unfortunately, as long as ProductEvent is running on a macOS, it may be spying on various online activities and transferring data records to its connected servers.
Security experts advise affected users to remove ProductEvent from their affected Macs as soon as they detect its impact.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||A questionable browser extension that hijacks Safari and Chrome browsers for Mac. Performs browser modifications without your knowledge.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab page and search engine in preferred web browser may be set to display hoax search engine. Browser slowdowns may occur due to increased number of online ads.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss ProductEvent.|
ProductEvent Unwanted Extension – Spreading Techniques and Impact
ProductEvent is a suspicious program that tends to affect commonly used web browsers like Safari and Chrome installed on Mac operating systems. Similar to WindowMode, ExtraWindow, CoordinatorPlus and several other that seem to be from one and the same family, ProductEvent is presented as a useful application that is able to improve your browsing experience by offering seraching services. In reality, these apps are primarily designed to hijack main browser settings and misuse their new rights to spy on users’ online behavior.
This impact could be explained by the fact that once ProductEvent has the knowledge of your online interests it becomes able to deliver targeted sponsored content in the affected browsers. The advertisements that may be displayed by this app may be of the following types:
You may have missed the moment when ProductEvent landed on your Mac because programs of this type are usually spread via shady techniques like software bundling, corrupted freeware installers, various torrent files and other. All these techniques aim to trick users into installing potentially unwanted programs without noticing the process.
So you might have installed the hijacker while the installation process of another supposedly useful app for example. Unfortunately, it is easy to agree with the installation of some extras without noticing their presence as the information about all app installers’ components is rarely disclosed properly. That’s why the Advanced/Custom configuration option is preferable. Sometimes it contains information about additional apps that will be installed by default if not unmarked. Eventually, there you will also find a tick box that prevents undesired apps from running on your Mac.
For the sake of your Mac security, it’s best to consider the complete removal of ProductEvent from the affected browser and system.
How to Remove ProductEvent from Affected Safari and macOS
In order to remove ProductEvent adware along with all entries it created on the system, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The guide below presents you manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen macOS security, we recommend that you combine the steps. The manual ProductEvent removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.
Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:
- Backup your files in case the worst happens.
- Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
- Arm yourself with patience.
Step 1: Uninstall ProductEvent and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove ProductEvent via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Remove ProductEvent – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove ProductEvent files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as ProductEvent, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.