How to remove (uninstall) tBrains

Do you see aggressive pop-ups in your browser that are generated by the tBrains search engine? Have you seen the occurrence of tBrains somewhere else on the PC? If something like that happened in later days – the machine is penetrated by adware, and our item will assist you to uninstall it.


What is tBrains

The utility that shows banners is called tBrains, and it is an advertising utility. It’s a kind of software that can do nothing well, as it was made to do one thing: to annoy you. Of course, the mere irritation is not its direct purpose, but it’s freely achieved when tBrains does its job – shows advertising pop-ups. It gets into the laptop, it alters the browser controls and delivers you tons of banners, to make sure that they have your attention. Hackers receive a couple of cents for each click you're making, so you can realize why the links are being displayed again and again: it’s pure money. In the sections below, we will explain how adware infected the laptop and how it can be protected against similar threats. In case you are not interested and simply want to get rid of tBrains ASAP – skip the coming sections and proceed to the deletion instructions.

When the penetration is done, tBrains alters the properties of the browsers. That's its single goal, as the main function in this play is left for the scammers' search engine which appears in the browser when you install tBrains. So, adware alters your pre-set start page and the pre-set search and places the fake search in their place. After that you cannot use the reputable Bing, Google, Yahoo or whatever search you prefer – you’ll surf the Web through the poor fake search that shows pop-ups untrusted links ads and other suchlike trash. Another adware's task is to modify the settings of browser icons so that in case you recover the good settings, you'll see the fraud search in a first tab.

tBrains can't be deleted as a regular utility, and if you try it - the virus will reinstall itself. It happens because of the adware’s defensive systems, and we'll define their essence:

  • The easiest way of protection is to create a system task for the reinstallation of tBrains if you've uninstalled it. Such tasks are not typically used by common PC users, so tBrains simply sets a task to inspect if it’s running, and if it’s not – to download and install it again. That task verifies the virus' status every time you reboot your PC, and that’s why tBrains keeps reinstalling.
  • The second way has the similar aim, but it utilizes the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. You should clear the registry to beat this manner, but it’s a rather hard thing for a newbie. All other registry values are highly important, and by erasing one of them, you can cause significant harm to the system.


How tBrains got into the system

To make easier for you, we will describe the process in total. The vast majority of the advertisement-oriented programs are each other's clones, replicated many times and transferred to third-grade web-criminals with easy changes made. Some evil guys got tBrains from an illegal website, tuned it and uploaded it to file-sharing portals all over the Internet. That’s where you found it, right? Wait, you're saying that you didn’t look for adware that will drive you mad? Maybe, you searched for a perfect way to spoil your computer, and found a useful link to tBrains installation file? Did we get it wrong again? Okay, then, it could be another program that is really helpful. Some toll-free software from an unknown company, or a hacked version of a well-known utility you just don't want to pay for.

This method is called “bundled installation”, and its essence is that scammers combine the installation files of 2-3 viruses and one good utility into one "bundle". The primary feature of that bundle is that they call it by the name of a helpful tool, and a victim cannot see its content before the installation starts. On some of the stages, you're allowed to see an offer to get extra programs, with all checkmarks filled and the easiest decision is to install them and proceed. We assume that you proceeded, as you're on this page now. Don't forget about another technique, with the “installation methods”. In most cases, the installation for experienced operators gives you the ability to manually choose where you want a tool to be installed, which additional modules do you require, and which you don’t. In case of tBrains, if you clicked the recommended installation, you let all the adware from the viral installer into your computer.

Methods to remove tBrains

Now you realize what tBrains is, and you see in which way it penetrated your system. We’ve told you almost everything, besides the very important thing: the ways to uninstall this adware. Let’s fix that. You can eliminate tBrains via following these simple methods. One of them is what you’ve already attempted to perform – elimination in manual mode. There's the easiest technique to perform it, and under this part, you’ll see the advice on by-hand elimination. The only shortage is the incapability to delete many advertising tools through it because it will take lots of time. It's better to try the easier technique: you might totally remove the adware in several minutes through Combo Cleaner. It has many advantages, including high working speed, the ability to operate along with many antiviral programs, wide signature database and round-the-clock user support. It's time to stop trying to clean the computer through free programs – switch to the true antivirus. Push the button below to scan the hard drive with the toll-free scanner.

How to remove tBrains

Step 1. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2. Clean the browser


  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Google Chrome

Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on


Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Delete suspicious extensions:


  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on


Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Change homepage:

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


Step 3. Scan the system

Scan the system with antimalware scanner to delete infected elements, if they stayed.

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