Brothersoft toolbar

Also Known As: Search.brothersoft.com Redirect
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Moderate

How to remove Brothersoft extreme toolbar from your computer?

What is Brothersoft?

Brothersoft toolbar is a browser add-on, which is designed to enhance computer users' Internet browsing experience by adding various shortcuts to the top of the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers. This toolbar can be downloaded from software distribution websites or is bundled with certain free software downloads. Whilst browser add-ons can be useful, Brothersoft extreme toolbar is categorized as an unwanted application, since the toolbar has deceptive default installation settings.

Brothersoft toolbar

By default, this toolbar changes your homepage to search.conduit.com and displays misleading advertisements within its components. Furthermore, you will be unable to eliminate this add-on by simply uninstalling it from your computer's Control Panel. The search engine presented in your new homepage is powered by Google and is a modified variant, which displays sponsored results that are often unrelated to your search term. This is one of the deceptive ways in which Brothersoft toolbar monetizes incoming traffic. Many PC users complain that they have installed Brothersoft toolbar unwillingly when installing free downloadable software. To avoid such incidents, always study program installation windows carefully, since free software is commonly bundled with various toolbars. If you are not cautious, you could inadvertently install Brothersoft toolbar or other unwanted toolbars on your system.

Brothersoft toolbar is not spyware or a virus, but if you feel that you have installed it accidentally and do not require it within your Internet browsers, follow this step-by-step removal guide. Note that uninstalling this toolbar from your Control Panel will not eliminate this add-on from your browsers. To remove it and reset your homepage, follow the removal instructions provided.

Quick menu:

Brothersoft toolbar removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

brothersoft toolbar uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "BrotherSoft Extreme Toolbar", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling Brothersoft Toolbar, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. Use recommended malware removal software.


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Brothersoft Toolbar removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Uninstalling Brothersoft Toolbar is not adequate; remove the remaining unwanted components from your Internet browsers manually.

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Change your homepage from search.conduit.com to your preferred domain - Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove search.conduit.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.brothersoft.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

brothersoft toolbar google chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate "BrotherSoft Extreme", select it and click on the trash can icon.

To change your homepage from search.conduit.com to your preferred domain - click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In the "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over search.conduit.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.brothersoft.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

brothersoft toolbat firefox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "BrotherSoft Extreme Community Toolbar".

To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the open window, remove search.conduit.com and enter your preferred domain.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with search.brothersoft.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Manual Brothersoft Toolbar removal:

If you are unable to remove Brothersoft Toolbar using the steps above, you can use this manual removal instruction. Use it at your own risk, since you do not have strong computer knowledge, you could harm your operating system. Be careful and use it only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)

Remove these Brothersoft Toolbar registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{032ED833-9B2A-415B-B460-450D6EE3B7C6}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3c471948-f874-49f5-b338-4f214a2ee0b1}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{51A86BB3-6602-4C85-92A5-130EE4864F13}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{51a86bb3-6602-4c85-92a5-130ee4864f13}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{AE880B5A-36F2-4A88-9DD3-E1468DE6FBF0}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{AEE88B81-C2FB-4733-A826-88CB0A67FB61}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BrotherSoft_Extreme
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BrotherSoft_Extreme
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Conduit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Conduit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ConduitSearchScopes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{51a86bb3-6602-4c85-92a5-130ee4864f13}

Delete these Brothersoft Toolbar files:

%LocalAppData%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\ldrtbBrot.dll
%LocalAppData%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\tbBrot.dll
%LocalAppData%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\toolbar.cfg
%LocalSettings%\Temp\ct\CT.xpi
%LocalSettings%\Temp\ct\ffLogic.exe
%LocalSettings%\Temp\ct\ieLogic.exe
%LocalSettings%\Temp\ct\statisticsStub.exe
%LocalSettings%\Temp\ct\xpi\install.rdf
%LocalSettings%\Temp\stub.exe
%Personal%\Downloads\11CT2776682_BrotherSoft_Extreme.exe
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\BrotherSoft_ExtremeToolbarHelper.exe
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\GottenAppsContextMenu.xml
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\ldrtbBrot.dll
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\OtherAppsContextMenu.xml
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\prxtbBrot.dll
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\SharedAppsContextMenu.xml
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\tbBrot.dll
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\toolbar.cfg
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\ToolbarContextMenu.xml
%ProgramFiles%\BrotherSoft_Extreme\uninstall.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Conduit\Community Alerts\Alert.dll

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

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