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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,797
United States Rank #18,986
Reach 0.0040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.62 days
460.72 days >
Average installed length: 242.07 days


1.0.3 19.48%
1.0.2 62.34%
1.0.1 12.99%
1.0.0 5.19%

Brand Thunder

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What is Brand Thunder?

Brand Thunder is a set of potentially unwanted toolbars that are re-branded as various sports teams designed to theme a user's web browser. The extension will work with Internet Explore, Chrome and Firefox and uses a number of techniques designed to modify the user's search and home pages.

From the Terms of Service/Site:
"WebSearch+ is built into the browser theme to raise money for theme development, in a way that benefits you through savings and benefits charity when purchases are made. These free browser themes have a team of designers and developers behind each one, and the brands featured get compensated for the use of their brands. It’s expensive to give away a free product.

We pay our way by earning affiliate revenue when and where it makes sense – usually with sponsored links in search, but also through affiliate links on shopping sites. Our intent is to deliver an optimal web experience which also happens to earn some revenue, but never in an overbearing way."

About  (from the publisher)

Brand Thunder browser themes are available for some of the most recognizable brands in sports, music and the Internet, and the most popular browsers. With Brand Thunder, you can create, find or have us build your browser theme. Brand Thunder is the world leader in browser themes for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari a...  Read more
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: brandthunder.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\brand thunder
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Brand Thunder\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 5.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Brand Thunder

Program module:BrandThunder.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\brand thunder\IE\BrandThunder.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstaller.exe
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar (Internet Explorer Toolbar Common Utils)
  • tbcore3.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Engine
  • tbhelper.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Helper
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper Module
  • uninstall.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Uninstaller
  • update.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Updater
  • IE8GuardWorkaround.exe - Internet Explorer Search Guard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'XBTBPos00 Class' with the class of {EDBBE0D0-A76A-4FE4-AE6B-13BCEFFD75C8} (XBTBPos00).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Brand Thunder Toolbar' with the class of {B11BC231-793D-4C1F-AD0B-8C9763EDA407}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Brand Thunder Toolbar' with a class of {B11BC231-793D-4C1F-AD0B-8C9763EDA407}.

How do I remove Brand Thunder?

Quickly and completely remove Brand Thunder from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove Brand Thunder from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Brand Thunder from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Brand Thunder, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Brand Thunder.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Brand Thunder you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.44%
Windows 10 37.66%
Windows Vista 2.60%
Windows XP 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.35%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Windows 8 15.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.60%
Windows 7 Professional 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.83%
  South Africa 0.83%
  Netherlands 0.83%
  Germany 0.83%
  Canada 0.83%
  China 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.29%
Dell 12.86%
Acer 11.43%
Lenovo 8.57%
Toshiba 7.14%
ASUS 5.71%
Samsung 4.29%
Apple 1.43%
Intel 1.43%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.67%
LENOVO 20138 2.67%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.67%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1037c 2.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.67%


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