Some computers connected to the Internet have been infected with Brown Bark adware. This is a potentially unwanted application, however, it is more correct to speak about it as adware. This is because its main mission and purpose in your PC is to display a lot of targeted ads, typically marked as Brown Bark Ads.
Once the PC is infected with this adware, you will start facing a lot of its intrusive Brown Bark advertisements to be placed in various parts of your screen. No matter what sort of the website you go to, Ads by Brown Bark will pop up there. Very often they will not allow you to properly read the contents of the visited pages. Hence, Brown Bark will truly distract your attention while you surf the world wide web.
How does Brown Bark get into my system?
There`s a good way to avoid Brown Bark adware installation. The trick is quite simple. You have to be careful when you install free applications. Many of them are by default bundled with adware. So, go ahead and carefully read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) related to all cost-free applications you`re going to install into your system. If you read about Brown Bark or any other application you don`t need, make sure you switch to the advanced (custom) installation mode. Good luck!
How to remove Brown Bark?
If you detect Brown Bark and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for Brown Bark:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Brown Bark in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):