How to remove (uninstall) The Bright Tag

This item is devoted to an undesired tool called The Bright Tag and manners to get rid of it. This software redirects you to the website. If you suffer from constant pop-ups on every site, and the productivity of the laptop has greatly diminished - this guide will explain you what adware is, spot the fundamental issue and clean the system of dangerous software.

The Bright Tag

Advertising software includes a pretty long list of various kinds, but the very effective of them are browser toolbars, redirects and adware. These tools were initially developed not to benefit customers, so their purpose is to get money by tricking people. The majority of customers believe that these utilities are good, being fooled by large rosters of their advantages, but all these advantages either aren't working, or just cannot exist. To make it easier for you, we will describe the main features of each type of advertising programs.

  • Toolbars are not so irritating as adware and hijackers, but except advertising actions they can gather the info about user's computer and about his doings on the Internet. This info can be used to trick the user or sold to third parties for a solid price.
  • Infection with a hijacker invites another sort of issue. Instead of pop-ups they redirect the users to the untrusted websites. This software helps the unfair website owners to generate traffic and decrease the security level of victim's workstation.
  • Adware's principal attribute is that it places annoying ads on each website that the victim visits and also, on the desktop. Web-criminals want adware to seem profitable, so it might be disguised as one of hundreds of reliable tools for web-browsing, data archiving, text redacting, etc. Proposals that are shown by advertising tools aren't reliable and you better not click on them.

Advertising programs are different and use distinct methods to get into the PC and to work inside of it. These programs have one thing in common - they all call issues for the victim and prevent the customer from using the browser. Except for evident nuisance, such as abundance of advertising and links, there is a dangerous feature of The Bright Tag: the significant decrease of system's security.

The Bright Tag is an adware that first appeared back in 2015, but now it’s on the roll again, so we decided to make this article to help you to remove it. The Bright Tag belongs to a regular adware, since it has all its features: the affection of browser, display of advertising, redirections to suspicious websites and overall decrease of computer’s performance. So, we will explain in detail, how this software works.


Firstly, the Bright Tag’s first part penetrates users’ PC through bundled installation and settles down in the system. This first part is a very plain piece of software that is responsible for change of browser settings. It also places the copies of the program everywhere in the system, and adds new strings in registry to prevent the virus deletion. After that user begins to notice the symptoms of infection such as ads and redirections. Strange websites appear each time when you open the browser and each time when you start the new tab. The redirection mechanism is also pretty simple and it depends on the second part of The Bright Tag virus – the scammer’s website. All browser hijacker victims see that they’re not constantly appear on suspicious websites. Firstly they see address in address string and then it switches to another one. The website is tuned to redirect everyone to one of the websites from the scammers’ list, and the ending website might be different in different countries. This “switch” website might send you to another website or even to the direct download of a viral file, so you’ll never know when the system will be in danger. Further in this article we’ll explain how to protect the system from suchlike programs. 

So, you understand which aims are pursued by malware and, it's time to learn how to reveal adware and eliminate it. The first and the most dangerous symptom of adware is the extremely high amount of ads. The second sign is the appearance of strange programs in the system that you don't remember installing. This might appear if the link displayed by adware doesn't lead to the view of website, but to download of the installation file. Suchlike tools behave imperceptibly and you cannot see that you just installed them.

The symptom №2 is a noticeable deceleration of the computer, and an growth in the loading time of the system. It should be noted that suchlike problems frequently appear for other causes, not related to suspicious software. The reason for such retardation is that unlike ordinary software, adware has to constantly act, generating advertising and redirecting customer to harmful websites. This means that the program is running at system boot and turning off only with the whole machine. When the quantity of adware reaches the edge, their simultaneous running begins to overburden the system, and requires so many resources that reliable tools just cannot operate. This can summon deceleration, fatal errors of important services and emergency shutdowns. If you see any of these marks - you need to scan the computer via quality antiviral tool or clean it of adware manually.

Methods to remove The Bright Tag

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove The Bright Tag manually

Step 1. Uninstall The Bright Tag from the operation system

Step 2. Remove The Bright Tag from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

If you don't want to damage your machine and prefer to browse the Internet with comfort, you should fully eliminate this malware. The escape is to eliminate The Bright Tag and then meticulously check the PC for viruses. Victim can do it by hand, however it will require a lot of time and efforts, while having a big chance of failure. The matter is that various viruses use many techniques to defend themselves from removal. Adware stores backup copies everywhere on hard drive, hide their main folders, place pending installation tasks after deletion etc. If you are not skilled enough in elimination of suspicious, the possibility of error and further malfunctions is very high. To lower the risks, we advise you to try Spyhunter AntiMalware. This anti-virus is able to fast and easy delete The Bright Tag from the system, but also shield it from attacks hereafter. Spyhunter has a number of advantages, including daily updates of the signature database, 24/7 tech-support, high quality of scanning and deletion, low price and interaction with well-known AV programs. If you want to download Spyhunter, or get the trial version - click on the button below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall The Bright Tag from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select The Bright Tag and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\The Bright Tag
  • C:\ProgramData\The Bright Tag
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\The Bright Tag

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "The Bright Tag" and delete these elements


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How to remove The Bright Tag from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select The Bright Tag and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete The Bright Tag from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select The Bright Tag and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall The Bright Tag from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove The Bright Tag from the browser

How to remove The Bright Tag from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove The Bright Tag

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete The Bright Tag from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove The Bright Tag

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages


How to uninstall The Bright Tag from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove The Bright Tag

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete The Bright Tag from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose The Bright Tag and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


How to delete The Bright Tag from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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