Do you know what Brainfinds.com is?
Brainfinds.com is a dubious search engine you might find set on your web browsers one day. Users can set it willingly on their browsers, but it is more likely that they do not know anything about its appearance because it is not a popular search tool. In fact, the chances are high that users do not know anything about it until they discover it on web browsers they use. This page should be set as a homepage only, but do not be surprised if you find it set in the place of your new default search tool too because dubious search tools can change all major settings of browsers. Although Brainfinds.com does not look malicious at first sight, we cannot confirm that it is a reliable search provider, so we would lie if we said that there is nothing wrong to use it for searching the web. Even if you decide to keep it, it does not mean that you could use it for performing web searches because, at the time of writing, it was not working well.
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If you cannot explain why you have a new search tool Brainfinds.com set on your browsers, the chances are high that you have installed a software bundle on your computer. It has been observed that the majority of users who find a new search provider set on their web browsers without their knowledge often download free software from the web, so we suspect that they might get these software bundles from those pages they download software from, e.g., file-sharing websites. Most probably, the appearance of Brainfinds.com is linked to the installation of new software in your case too. If you are not going to stop downloading applications from the web, install security software on your PC and keep it active – it will protect your browsers from unauthorized changes and, additionally, it will not allow any malicious applications to enter your system.
Luckily, it is possible to remove Brainfinds.com from browsers quite easily. It should be enough to reset browsers to default settings one by one. Our instructions will help you to remove this dubious search tool, so you should consult them first if you have never done that in your life. If you cannot clear your browsers manually, an automatic malware remover is at your service – get it from the web and then perform a system scan.
- Open Internet Explorer and press Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox and tap Alt+H simultaneously.
- Click Troubleshooting Information.
- Find the Refresh Firefox button at the top of the page and click it.
- Click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window.
- Open Google Chrome and tap Alt+F simultaneously.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Click the Reset button.
- If the confirmation window shows up, click Reset on it.
In non-techie terms:
Brainfinds.com is made to look harmless, but it is not a search tool you can trust, so you should not let it stay on your browsers. If you keep it, you might be exposed to potential threats one day. Also, it will record some details about you. These details are non-personal, but they might still reveal some information about you, so you should not let an untrustworthy search tool track you and record details about you. There are so many decent search providers available, so we are sure you will find a new tool to replace it with.