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In order to remove Brown Bark scam, first you need to uninstall the adware program from your add/remove programs. Ads by Brown Bark is a label you will notice below advertisements popping up on your screen after the Brown Bark application has infiltrated your system. The program claims that it will improve users’ online shopping experience by providing them with deals and coupons which are supposed to save them money. However, the displayed ads are more likely to promote fake or non-existing online stores, so it is best not to let Brown Bark remain on your system.
How did I get infected with Brown Bark?
You will probably start seeing Ads by Brown Bark after you have downloaded a freeware application from a third-party file hosting website. This is because such free programs are often bundled with a number of other free programs, mostly undesirable ones. It is important to do a research on the reliability of an application before you decide to download it. You should get acquainted with its license agreement so that you know what to expect from it. Another thing that you should consider is the sources you use for acquiring software – it is better not to trust unknown ones.
Why is Brown Bark dangerous?
As we mentioned in the first paragraph, Ads by Brown Bark will most probably present links to fictitious online stores. The reason for this is the unknown third parties paying the developers of the application to display ads with links to their corrupted websites. Adware programs like Brown Bark are ideal for the purposes of cybercriminals and are very often exploited by them. Moreover, they may serve as gateway for various infections targeted at particular operating systems. Therefore, if you are concerned about your system’s virtual security, you should delete all such applications residing on it.
How Can I Uninstall Brown Bark?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Brown Bark infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Brown Bark from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate Brown Bark program related software and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Brown Bark from Chrome, Firefox or IE
- Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools —> Extensions
- Remove the Brown Bark Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the Brown Bark add on
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
- Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the Brown Bark browser helper object.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Close IE
Go to your program files folder and delete the Brown Bark directory. Clean your Temp folder and carefully review your application data folder. You may also want to clean your Windows Registry
Permanently Remove Brown Bark Leftovers
Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to scan with any professional antimalware tool to identify and remove any malware leftovers.