Categorized as adware by malware experts, the BrainFakBanana browser application is known to display various pop-up ads in the user’s browser. BrainFakBanana can attach a BHO (browser helper object) to Internet Explorer, a browser extension to Chrome and an add-on to Mozilla Firefox in order to perform its operations. BrainFakBanana acts as an advertising engine, and its main purpose is to generate PPC (pay-per-click) revenue for its creators. The BrainFakBanana extension may track the user’s browsing history and collect certain information about and from the web pages viewed by the PC user, in order to display relevant advertising content. Experts recommend BrainFakBanana’s removal from the affected computer because it may interfere with your online activities or even expose your machine to security threats.
BrainFakBanana – Distribution and Symptoms
BrainFakBanana is classified as an adware program and as such has quite a trivial distribution method – through bundled downloads of freeware and shareware. You might install BrainFakBanana on your computer along with other software you have downloaded online and not even notice it until you see the pop-up ads flooding your browser. Experts recommend the Advanced installation options where you can see а list of all additional installations and uncheck the unwanted ones.
The numerous pop-up, banner, in-text advertisements displayed by BrainFakBanana can be quite annoying and disrupt your online experience, but they can also redirect you to potentially unsafe web locations if clicked on.
- IP address
- Browsing history (what websites were visited, the duration of the browsing sessions, etc.)
- Search queries
It is also possible that the collected data may be transferred to third parties for marketing purposes.
BrainFakBanana may also alter the settings of your browser and change the default homepage and search engine to predetermined third party websites.
How to Remove BrainFakBanana from Your PC?
BrainFakBanana is not a virus, yet its removal can present some difficulties to the regular user. You can delete BrainFakBanana either manually or with a reputable anti-malware program. Just follow the removal guide below to eradicate BrainFakBanana or any other adware program from your computer permanently.
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