OriginalUnitValue is adware – it opens strange websites in the browser, fills it with ads, and logs your search history. Your macOS might warn you that this app is potentially unsafe.
It’s important to get rid of OriginalUnitValue by deleting it and all related files, as well as repairing all the settings that it changed. But where there’s OriginalUnitValue, there might be other adware, too, and it needs to be removed, as well.
Originalunitvalue Adware quicklinks
- How does OriginalUnitValue work?
- OriginalUnitValue interferes with web browsers
- Adware tricks its way into Macs
- How to get rid of OriginalUnitValue
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How to remove OriginalUnitValue Adware from macOS
- (Optional) Delete related settings
- (Optional) Delete malicious files
- Restore browser settings
- How To remove OriginalUnitValue Adware from Firefox on Mac OS:
|Problems caused by OriginalUnitValue||System security warnings,
unwanted sites opening in the browser,
ads injected into web pages,
user data logged by the app.
|How adware apps get installed||Advertised deceptively online,
bundled with other adware infections.
|How to delete OriginalUnitValue||Find and delete OriginalUnitValue, files related to it, and other adware,
do this manually or with the help of antivirus tools (Spyhunter for Mac, Combo Cleaner, others).
How does OriginalUnitValue work?
OriginalUnitValue interferes with web browsers
The name OriginalUnitValue sounds very vague and boring, probably intentionally, as this adware tries to stay under the radar while it performs its harmful activities.
In the background, the OriginalUnitValue adware logs your search and browsing history, injects ads into web pages, and redirects online traffic through servers that are under the control of the same people who are responsible for OriginalUnitValue.
Not all of this is visible to the person whose browser is hijacked. But here are a few things you might notice if OriginalUnitValue is messing with your Mac:
- Web browsers show pop-up ads, unexpectedly open unfamiliar websites, reload pages randomly.
- Your browser’s default search engine might change to a site like Safe Finder, SearchLee, SearchMarquis, SearchBaron, etc.
- Your internet connection might occasionally drop or become very slow.
- Some online apps, such as web browsers, chat apps, app stores, music streaming programs, etc. become slow and prone to crashing.
Sometimes, macOS might catch and stop OriginalUnitValue. It then displays warnings like App wants access to control Safari or File will damage your computer.
Adware tricks its way into Macs
OriginalUnitValue is not the only malicious app that threatens Apple’s computers. It’s part of a family of infections together with SearchForWords, AccessibleBoost, UtilityData, and others.
These apps usually use misleading ads to infect computers. Fake warnings and alerts online, such as warnings to update Flash Player, download installers disguised as trusted apps, but full of adware and other malicious software.
It can help to configure your Mac to only allow trusted apps to be installed (Safely open apps on your Mac) and to follow Apple’s advice on how to keep your Mac safe (Protect your Mac from malware).
Still, some malicious app installers try to get around Apple’s security measures and it’s important to stay vigilant. If you find yourself unsure if a security alert or an app is reliable, seek advice from Apple Support or Apple Support Communities.
How to get rid of OriginalUnitValue
OriginalUnitValue adware can be very persistent. Removing it from your Mac can be harder than deleting a simple app.
Below are the instructions for how to find and delete files that belong to OriginalUnitValue. But it’s important to keep in mind that OriginalUnitValue might not be the only adware infection on your device. Therefore, it can help to use an anti-malware app, such as Spyhunter for Mac or Combo Cleaner, to scan your device and check it for threats.
Adware infections such as OriginalUnitValue get flagged by security programs as Adload, Trojan, Adware, Malware, and similar labels.
Once OriginalUnitValue is gone, review your browser settings and make sure that the adware hasn’t left any traces there.
In case OriginalUnitValue stole any important credentials, you might want to reset your passwords for various online accounts, or at least make sure that you use multi-factor authentication to protect them.
Automatic Malware removal tools
How to remove OriginalUnitValue Adware from macOSDelete OriginalUnitValue Adware from your applications.
- Open Finder.
- In the menu bar, click Go.
- Select Applications from the dropdown.
- Find the OriginalUnitValue Adware app.
- Select it and right-click it (or hold the Ctrl and click the left mouse button).
- In the dropdown, click Move to Bin/Trash. You might be asked to provide your login password.
(Optional) Delete related settingsSome malicious apps make themselves difficult to delete by changing various settings and leaving behind malicious files. Remove settings related to OriginalUnitValue Adware.
- Click the Apple logo in the menu bar. Open System Preferences.
- Some malicious applications set profiles to enforce unwanted settings. Remove unwanted configuration profiles.
- In System Preferences, click the Profiles icon. This icon is only visible if there are profiles on your Mac.
- Select unwanted profiles and remove them by pressing the minus '-' button at the bottom.
- Some adware applications set SOCKS proxy to manipulate your internet traffic. Remove unwanted proxies:
- In System Preferences, click Network, Advanced, Proxies.
- If a proxy is set without your permission, uncheck it and click OK.
(Optional) Delete malicious filesSome malicious apps leave behind dangerous files in your Library folders. Delete files related to OriginalUnitValue Adware.
- Open Finder.
- In the menu bar, click Go -> Computer.
- In the search box, type in OriginalUnitValue Adware and variations of it.
- Delete the files that are found and that seem to be related to OriginalUnitValue Adware.
Restore browser settings
How to remove OriginalUnitValue Adware from Safari:TopRemove malicious extensions
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
- Select Extensions and uninstall OriginalUnitValue Adware and other suspicious extensions.
- If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
- Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
TopHow to remove OriginalUnitValue Adware from Google Chrome on Mac:
- Open Chrome browser.
- Enter in the url field “chrome://extensions” address and hit Enter.
- Find OriginalUnitValue Adware on the extensions list and click on the recycle bin icon next to it.
- Click on 'Chrome' button at the top left corner. Select 'Preferences' on a drop-down menu box.
- Find 'Search' options on Settings tab. If your search engine is changed, click 'Manage Search Engines' and set your preferred search engine.
- On the same page find 'Show home button' checkbox and change your homepage.
- On the 'Preferences' menu window, scroll down to the bottom and find 'Reset settings' button. Click it.
- Confirm your selection and click 'Reset' on the following window.
How To remove OriginalUnitValue Adware from Firefox on Mac OS:
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press cmd+Shift+A on your keyboard).
- Go through Extensions list, remove everything OriginalUnitValue Adware related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
- Enter “about:preferences” in URL bar and hit enter.
- Open Search settings tab.
- If your search engine is changed, click 'Default Search Engines' and set your preferred search engine.
- If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Preferences-> General. Enter a preferable URL to the home page field.
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
- Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.