The Bravo-dog.com is an intrusive page that can be used to show unwanted ads or redirect the Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to other ad websites. If your web browser is connecting to the Bravo-dog.com, then it’s a sign that your computer has been affected by the nasty malware from the adware family. Most commonly, the undesired program installs on the PC in a bundle with free applications that you downloaded and installed from the World Wide Web. Once it gets inside your computer, it will change some PC’s settings including home page, new tab and search engine by default in order to reroute your’s browser to ad websites or display a large number of undesired ads from various third-party ad networks.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as the adware responsible for Bravo-dog.com pop-up ads. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The worst is, the ad supported software has the ability to gather lots of your confidential info which can be later used for marketing purposes. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any Bravo-dog.com ads.
The adware usually hijacks only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a harmful plugins. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be infected too. The ‘ad supported’ software will perform a scan of the machine for web-browser shortcut files and alter them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the web-browser, you’ll see an unwanted Bravo-dog.com web page.
Instructions that is shown below, will allow you to clean your system from the ad-supported software as well as delete Bravo-dog.com intrusive pop up advertisements from the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge and other web-browsers.
Remove Bravo-dog.com redirect (removal guidance)
Even if you’ve the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you’ve checked your machine for malware and removed anything found, you need to do the guide below. The Bravo-dog.com pop-up ads removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus apps are not designed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash MS Windows. Instead we suggest complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or HitmanPro, which are free applications dedicated to find and delete adware related to Bravo-dog.com redirect. Use these utilities to ensure the ad supported software is removed.
To remove Bravo-dog.com, complete the steps below:
- Remove Bravo-dog.com pop ups without any utilities
- Delete Bravo-dog.com associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
- Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Remove Bravo-dog.com ads from IE
- Remove Bravo-dog.com popups from Google Chrome
- Remove Bravo-dog.com popup ads from Mozilla Firefox
- How to automatically remove Bravo-dog.com pop-ups
- How to stop Bravo-dog.com popups
- How to Bravo-dog.com redirect get installed onto machine
- Finish words
Remove Bravo-dog.com pop ups without any utilities
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Bravo-dog.com pop-up advertisements from the Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer web-browsers.
Delete Bravo-dog.com associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC system cleanup is to delete unknown and dubious programs. Using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up the Firefox, Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Google Chrome from pop-up advertisements, hijackers and so on.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the screen below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and get rid of all questionable and unknown applications. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware that causes lots of undesired Bravo-dog.com pop-up advertisements or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your PC.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
Important to know, most anti-malware apps that are able to delete adware related to Bravo-dog.com redirect, but unable to scan for and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your IE, Chrome, Firefox and MS Edge internet browsers manually.
Open the properties of the internet browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of affected web browser and select the “Properties” option and it will display the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as displayed on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts that have been changed by adware that causes multiple undesired pop-ups, usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as displayed in the following example.
In order to fix the affected shortcut file, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcut files that have been altered by ‘ad supported’ software that causes web browsers to show undesired Bravo-dog.com pop-up advertisements.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers that are redirected to the Bravo-dog.com unwanted web-site.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your machine, it will show Bravo-dog.com annoying webpage. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Bravo-dog.com ads from IE
By resetting IE internet browser you restore your browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware that responsible for web browser redirect to the unwanted Bravo-dog.com web-site.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Bravo-dog.com popups from Google Chrome
Run the Reset web-browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like newtab page, search engine by default and startpage to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of browser redirects to undesired ad sites like Bravo-dog.com.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is complete, your web browser’s default search engine, home page and new tab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Bravo-dog.com popup ads from Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, restore preferences and security settings, delete redirects to undesired Bravo-dog.com site and adware.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software that cause undesired Bravo-dog.com pop up ads to appear. Once, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
How to automatically remove Bravo-dog.com pop-ups
There are not many good free antimalware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, adware, hijackers and other PUPs. We advise to use several programs, not just one. These programs which listed below will help you remove all components of the ad supported software from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove Bravo-dog.com pop up advertisements.
Scan and clean your internet browser of Bravo-dog.com pop-up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
We advise you to use the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC system of adware that responsible for internet browser redirect to the unwanted Bravo-dog.com web-site. Moreover, the utility will help you to get rid of PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and hijackers that your PC system may be infected too.
Click the link below to download the latest version of Zemana for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button . Zemana Free utility will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware that causes web browsers to display annoying Bravo-dog.com popups. Depending on your machine, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free tool is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
As the scanning ends, Zemana will produce a list of unwanted and adware. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware that causes web-browsers to open annoying Bravo-dog.com popup advertisements.
Scan and free your machine of ad-supported software with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and run to get rid of adware that causes annoying Bravo-dog.com popup advertisements, browser hijacker infections, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your personal computer. You can run this tool to search for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
- After the download is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is launched, click “Next” button . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole PC for the adware responsible for redirects to Bravo-dog.com. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
- After the system scan is done, HitmanPro will show a scan report. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malicious software found.
Run Malwarebytes to delete Bravo-dog.com redirect
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to look for ad-supported software and thereby delete Bravo-dog.com popups from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your computer from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- Once the download is finished, close all apps and windows on your system. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the adware that responsible for web browser reroute to the intrusive Bravo-dog.com web site. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
- Once that process is complete, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will display you the results. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected”. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a guide on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
How to stop Bravo-dog.com popups
It is important to run ad blocker applications such as AdGuard to protect your system from harmful webpages. Most security experts says that it’s okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block Bravo-dog.com and other unwanted web pages.
Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popups, web pages such as Bravo-dog.com, as well as other harmful or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How to Bravo-dog.com redirect get installed onto machine
Now your machine should be clean of the adware which cause intrusive Bravo-dog.com popup ads to appear. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired advertisements and malicious web-sites). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to search for potentially unwanted programs.
If you need more help with Bravo-dog.com pop ups related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.