There! Do you know something about Better Brain? I got a website pop-up again and again called Better Brain. Every time I begin to browse or start a new tab, it is so annoying to see it pop up. As a matter of fact, my antivirus program fails on catching it on the computer. I have no idea about that. Who can help you me solve this big trouble. Any helpful suggestion will be highly appreciated!
Better Brain is detected to be a crafty adware which is attacking many computers and making chaos in the target computer. It claims its product as a wonderful study tool luring users to download it. Actually it generates profits by promoting commercial activities and increases sales by posting numerous pop-ups and constant redirection during your web browsing activities. Therefore when you surf the internet, you may get some unsafe websites and commercial advertisements instead of the websites you want. As a matter of fact, when you are browsing shopping websites, you will be flooded with some precise ads making you feel fairly frustrated as it constantly causes a major distraction. It would change the default home page or default toolbar and alter registry entry with executable files in order to run automatically each time you start the computer. It can really be an annoying infection for many computer users.
Better Brain is often deceptively installed if users download unwanted free softwares, get corrupt content or a browser helper object. After the adware is installed automatically, you will encounter countless advertisements and sponsored websites since it can add tool bars to your browser by injecting a dynamic link library to conduct particular tasks. Furthermore, your personal information which is not for public viewing such as password, bank account and your assets are regularly tracked and reported to the cyber criminals. And when it activates and runs at the background, you will find illegal network traffic happens and you need to take a long time to run the normal program. What is worse, it will bind its vicious codes and brings infections to the system to make the target computer suffer from more threat. The adware is surely a dangerous threat on your computer and you should clean away it as soon as possible before it harms your computer.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Better Brain hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this adware completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Better Brain adware is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Better Brain hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Once Better Brain made a successful invasion, it will add many malicious browser extensions to generate countless pop-ups with its ad-deliver mechanism. And it is able to create rubbish files, corrupt registry, make programs not responding and the computer even gets stuck. What is more, it eats up a large amount of system space by adding its malicious files to your computer system leading to many unwanted issues like the poor performance of the computer, freezing up and etc.
As a matter of fact, many antivirus programs are unable to deal with it since it can use various means of hiding technology to prevent being detected. Therefore, the manual removal process is a more effective way to delete the virus completely.
Published by & last updated on November 24, 2014 12:04 pm