How to remove Brave Lion extension

What is Brave Lion extension?

Brave Lion extension is a malware program called “browser hijacker”, despite it presented as fighter with suspicious sites. It alters a search engine on Google Chrome. A virus displays an ads banner of different sponsored sites until user disables it in the settings. As result, a browser becomes slowly and shows not relevant results. Brave Lion extension potentially can analyse and modify all visited pages in a browser. After collecting enough data, Brave Lion extension starts to insert more and more third-party sites in search results. Usually that sites are haven’t any useful content for user. In result, it is difficult to find any relevant result in an infected PC. Our advice to remove Brave Lion extension as soon as possible.

Brave Lion extension

Brave Lion extension infects Google Chrome and sometimes blocks browser settings, so user can’t change a homepage. Besides that, a hijacker blocks a browser settings Hijacker has a low rating of users on Chrome Web Store (no more than 2 stars)

How Brave Lion extension got installed on your computer?

Brave Lion extension installs on your PC without your permission after rebooting of your PC. Some sites promote this malware as useful program, but many users report, that extension use a memory of PC and return a high amount of ads banners. Our advice is to check advanced options of the every installation process of new software, especially freeware programs.Besides, you shouldn’t give access to installation Brave Lion extension on your device. It is the best way to avoid implementation of malicious program. But if your system already infected by this virus, please follow instructions below to remove Brave Lion extension from your browser.

    Symptoms of Brave Lion extension infection

    • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is the change of the main page. Usually, it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
    • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
    • Another indicator of hijacker infection is appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
    • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
    • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

    How to remove Brave Lion extension?

    To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Brave Lion extension completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Brave Lion extension files and registry entries.
    We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

    Download SpyHunter

    Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Brave Lion extension. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Brave Lion extension, but also the safest and most assuring one.

    Steps of Brave Lion extension manual removal

    Uninstall Brave Lion extension from Control Panel

    As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Brave Lion extension you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

    How to remove Brave Lion extension from Windows XP

    1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
    2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
    3. Find the application related to Brave Lion extension and click Uninstall

    How to remove Brave Lion extension from Windows 7/Vista

    1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
    2. Go to Uninstall Program
    3. Find the application related to Brave Lion extension and click Uninstall

    How to remove Brave Lion extension from Windows 8/8.1

    1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
    2. Choose Control Panel
    3. Select the Uninstall Program line
    4. Uninstall the application related to Brave Lion extension

    How to remove Brave Lion extension from Windows 10

    1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
    2. Click Control Panel
    3. Choose Uninstall a Program
    4. Select the application related to Brave Lion extension and remove it

    noteIf you experience problems with removing Brave Lion extension from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
    Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel

    Remove Brave Lion extension from browsers

    How to unlock Windows Group Policies

    Before you will started to remove Brave Lion extension from browser you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
    This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by Brave Lion extension
    Brave Lion extension

    1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
    2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
    3. While in command prompt type:
      rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    4. Press Enter button.
    5. Then type:
      rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    6. Press Enter button.
    7. Finally, type:
      gpupdate /force
    8. Press Enter button.

    Since some of hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

    How to remove Brave Lion extension from Google Chrome

    1. Start Google Chrome
    2. Click on More tools, then go to the Extensions
    3. Delete Brave Lion extension or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

    If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Brave Lion extension.

    Download SpyHunter

    We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Brave Lion extension removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Brave Lion extension.

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