BrickEnforcer is a browser add-on also categorized as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and adware, which is why malware experts suggest its removal.
Is BrickEnforcer Dangerous?
Although the initial purpose of the browser extensions is to be useful and to enhance the users’ experience in accordance with their preferences, some are rather intrusive or even malicious.
BrickEnforcer is not malicious by its nature. It is, however, a bit intrusive as it not only enters your system uninvited, but it starts displaying multiple pop-up ads, which could be quite annoying.
You will not be able to stop the pop-ups from showing up on your screen, and what is worse – clicking them may redirect you to corrupted websites that could further infect your system.
BrickEnforcer is also capable of recording your browsing routine in order to share it with third parties afterward.
How Does BrickEnforcer Enter Your PC?
Most PUPs and ad-supported applications enter your system bundled with various freeware users download from the Web. BrickEnforcer is no exception: while you are installing a free program from the Web, BrickEnforcer sneaks into your system. You are, however, given the option to opt out of the bundling, although most users fail to do so.
In order to protect your system from PUPs and malware then, you need to always watch closely the installation process of any program you download from the Web, and uncheck all features and options you know nothing about.
How to Get Rid of BrickEnforcer
Make sure you do not click on the ads generated by BrickEnforcer. Simply use a trustworthy anti-virus program that will perform a full system scan and will clean the system for you.
You can also remove BrickEnforcer manually – just follow the instructions below.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove BrickEnforcer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BrickEnforcer from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BrickEnforcer from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BrickEnforcer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BrickEnforcer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BrickEnforcer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BrickEnforcer from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BrickEnforcer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BrickEnforcer
Step 2: Uninstall BrickEnforcer and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BrickEnforcer on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BrickEnforcer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BrickEnforcer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BrickEnforcer and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BrickEnforcer via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BrickEnforcer from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase BrickEnforcer from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall BrickEnforcer from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove BrickEnforcer from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BrickEnforcer will be removed.
Eliminate BrickEnforcer from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.