CommonName is a group of software components that offer a keyword service allowing you to enter "the common name" in your web browser instead of the complete URL. The software has many variants, one adds a keyword field in Internet Explorer, another takes over the searches in Internet Explorer's address bar. When testing the CommonName software on my lab machine the winnet.exe process consumed almost 100% CPU, making the machine extremely slow.

CommonName's main distribution channel are peer-to-peer programs such as Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster and iMesh.

CommonName's privacy policy state that an installer is included. This is unfortunately not always the case.

"Users who install our software can be assured that our software does provide an uninstaller" Source


whAgent.exe, winnet.exe, comwiz.exe

If you have any of the files related to CommonName on your system, please send them for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the CommonName software. Thank you very much for your time!


CommonName Ltd whois




Common Name  Common Name.cnbabe  Common Name.winnet 

Privacy policy

CommonName Privacy Policy


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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel if there is a CommonName entry available. To uninstall you must be connected to the Internet and download an ActiveX control from the CommonName site.

If the uninstaller fails, please contact the vendor for support.

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