How to remove Brandpromod2.click ads pop-ups?

Written by Valdis Koks

Brandpromod2.click search hijacker is a sort of virus that infuses into your computer system, and after that modifies the browser search engine configurations in your internet browser to one which it wants. It also makes different unpleasant modifications that can lead to private information leaks, in addition to various other malware delivery. In this post, you will see the manual of Brandpromod2.click hijacker elimination in a couple of methods, as well as additionally the technique of making your web browser just as good as new.

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Brandpromod2.click Info

Name Brandpromod2.click extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Brandpromod2.click hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Brandpromod2.click hijacker.

The ways of injection of Brandpromod2.click search hijackers are diverse. The majority of them come from the malware dispersing through the malvertising or evil-minded web links of various web sites. In some cases, your personal computer can be infected with this malware with the trojan-downloader, which is utilized to distribute various other malware. There is a solitary form of this undesirable program – web browser plugin that can build right into any kind of browser which supports the add-on installment2.

You will not likely setup this plugin on your own, due to the fact that their names are really uncertain, and the usefulness is really debatable. The “developers” of Brandpromod2.click hijacker normally specify that it can save the .doc/.docx files from the web pages already to .pdf format, or to save the whole website on your disk. It is rather hard to picture if somebody may be needed in such features in 2022, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every computer is able to start the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

Nonetheless, besides their uselessness, they can simply be discovered in the Chrome Web Store. Of course, virus experts sound the alarm relating to such spam right into the official source of web browser extensions, requiring the Google response – eliminating these extensions from their place. But they are still not hurrying to deal with that protection issue.

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Is the Brandpromod2.click virus?

At the first blush, you can think that these redirects are just annoying, but not harmful. Due to this reason a number of users are simply playing for time instead of removing this malware, getting much more possibilities of being infected with numerous other viruses, which are much more harmful than Brandpromod2.click is.

Besides the changed search engine or search engine result, you may also see different advertisements even on those sites that do not have any advertisements on it by default. And you can just misclick while turning off the ad, and start the downloading of an unknown file, which may be a virus, or a potentially unwanted program, or even ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker want.

If your browser is damaged as a result of the Azorult trojan activity, the system may begin malfunctioning quickly – this symptome is just one of the most typical in case of trojan penetration.

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How to remove Brandpromod2.click?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Brandpromod2.click malware injection. It is very easy to speak about the tactics of securing your computer from such frustrating items as browser hijackers, however, it is very simple to be caught on this lure even being a qualified user. As it was mentioned above, this malware may hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) promotion, or in packs with other adware you may get in dozens of means. But despite the usual difficulty of the injection techniques, it is really easy to avoid the Brandpromod2.click hijacker presence in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Brandpromod2.click.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • See to it you have this manual tutorial constantly prepared to utilize.
  • Execute a backup of every one of your data, including the kept logins, passwords as well as various other qualifications. You must back up your info with a cloud back-up option and make sure your documents are shielded from any type of loss, also from the most serious infections.
  • Wait till the lasting back-up procedure mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall Brandpromod2.click and related software from Windows

Right here is a method in few very easy stages that should be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl

 

3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Brandpromod2.click from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’

Manage-add-ons

3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Brandpromod2.click on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Brandpromod2.click. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Brandpromod2.click with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.

 

3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

 

  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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