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Brality Chrome Extension

Posted: November 1, 2017

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 262
First Seen: October 30, 2017
Last Seen: March 19, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Brality Chrome Extension is a suspicious extension, which is only compatible with Google Chrome, and is being distributed via misleading advertisements, which tell users that they need to 'Add extension to keep you in safe browsing.' We assure you that this message is fake, and Brality will not do anything to enhance the security of your Web browsing sessions. In fact, it might end up just doing the opposite by redirecting all of your searches to Brality.com, and then take you to Yahoo Search. Neither Brality nor Brality.com is associated with a reputable developer so that it is possible that the Brality Chrome Extension and the website that it promotes might be maintained by someone whose intentions aren't friendly entirely.

Security researchers report that the Brality Chrome Extension does not exhibit any unsafe behavior, but the add-on has been classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). The removal of such software is not mandatory, but some users might prefer to get rid of them since PUPs may often tamper with the system or the browser settings to promote certain content. In the case of the Brality Chrome Extension, users might end up noticing that their default search provider has been changed so that all search queries executed through the address bar will take them to Brality.com first, and then end up referring them to Yahoo Search.

Since the Brality Chrome Extension does not offer anything helpful and its purpose is to promote Brality.com simply, then we have no other choice but to recommend this add-on's removal. The best way to carry out this task is with the assistance of a credible PC security application.