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BrainFakBanana Removal Manual

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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.

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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.

BrainFakBanana may track the following information in order to present the user with advertising content suitable for his interests and preferences:pop-ups

  • 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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1. Remove/Uninstall BrainFakBanana

1. Remove/Uninstall BrainFakBanana in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall BrainFakBanana.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove BrainFakBanana from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select BrainFakBanana and click “Remove


    After BrainFakBanana is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate BrainFakBanana and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After BrainFakBanana is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select BrainFakBanana to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After BrainFakBanana has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on BrainFakBanana
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall BrainFakBanana. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the BrainFakBanana will be removed.

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    3. Remove BrainFakBanana automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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