Deleting Brality.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Nov 3rd 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News Tips Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is Brality.com? And how does it function?

Brality.com functions as a URL redirect page that mislead users to suspicious websites. Whenever you enter “Brality”, you will find yourself on a web page that promotes Search App adware which has been classified as a rogue tool that supposedly accelerates browsing processes. It also has been promoted on other adware networks like AdNetworkPerformance. Brality.com is actually labeled as a browser hijacker due to its ability to hijack browses’ settings and modify them. What’s more is that you won’t be able to find any legal documents on this site like Privacy Policy or Terms of Use or EULA – zero, zilch, nada. Thus, users are deprived of what this website is really capable of and how it operates due to its lack of information.

Brality.com does not even have a HTTPS protocol which indicates that it is a safe website. This questionable site is also associated with the redirects to other unreliable domains like:

According to VirusTotal analysis Fortinet, Brality.com is a malicious website due to the promoted adware. Whenever a search is performed, the search query will be redirected back to Google – what’s really happening is that this website is monitoring what your search queries are. And while it redirects you to Google, it may show something like “Connecting to http://brality.com/”, “Waiting for http://brality.com/” or “Transferring from http://brality.com” messages in the status bar of your browser. Needless to say, Brality.com monitors all your browsing-related information so that it can gather your information, use and share it with its affiliated third parties – leaving your information subject to misuse.

Moreover, some security analysts even hinted that this hijacker might be related to the latest wave of Facebook message virus and might even serve as a disguise for some ransomware infection. In addition, the hijacker could also function as a container for a crypto-coin miner. Obviously, the longer you let this browser hijacker stay on your computer, the bigger the risk your computer faces so you must remove Brality.com as soon as you can.

How does Brality.com circulate online?

If you have a habit of downloading pirated or cracked software or visit torrent sharing websites then there’s a high possibility that you might have encountered Brality.com because of this. Alternatively, you can also come across Brality.com when you visit movie streaming sites. To avoid URL redirects like Brality.com you could use a good antivirus program like SpyRemover Pro which offers tons of useful and efficient features one of which is to block malicious URLS.

Follow the removal guide below to remove Brality.com from your computer.

Step 1: Tap Win + R keys to launch Run and then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter to open Control Panel.

Step 2: Look for any suspicious program that is affiliated with Brality.com and then Uninstall it.

Step 3: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.

Step 4: Navigate to the following directories and look for suspicious files associated to Brality.com and delete it/them.

  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %TEMP%

Step 5: Close the File Explorer.

Step 6: Empty your Recycle Bin.

Step 7: Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox back to their default settings.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Tap Alt + T and select Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab and then overwrite the URL under the homepage section.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome, press Alt + F, move to More tools, and click Extensions.
  2. Look for Brality.com or any other unwanted add-ons, click the Recycle Bin button, and choose Remove.
  3. Restart Google Chrome, then tap Alt + F, and select Settings.
  4. Navigate to the On Startup section at the bottom.
  5. Select “Open a specific page or set of pages”.
  6. Click the More actions button next to the hijacker and click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and tap Ctrl + Shift + A to access the Add-ons Manager.
  2. In the Extensions menu Remove the unwanted toolbar.
  3. Restart the browser and tap keys Alt + T.
  4. Select Options and then move to the General menu.
  5. Overwrite the URL in the Home Page section and then restart the browser.

To make sure that nothing is amiss and that Brality.com is completely removed from your computer, follow the advanced steps below.

Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOSscreen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Optionuse the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Boxwill show up.
  2. Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro

A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.

  1. A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading the program. Installation will start automatically once download is done.

  1. Click OK to launch it.
  2. Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.

  1. After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.

  1. Register the program to protect your computer from future threats.

 

 

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