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57% remove it43% keep it
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What is BrightBreeze?

BrightBreeze is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

About  (from Pinball)

The Software will display to you targeted Web sites and/or advertisements that are hosted by third parties ("Third Party Hosted Advertisements"). These Third Party Hosted Advertisements may place cookies on your hard drive and use the cookies to tailor delivery of content to you by profiling your use of a site or adver...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is BrightBreezeSA.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 970.59 KB (993,882 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrightBreeze.
BrightBreezeSA.exe (dd699e4dfb569231ada720ec18e36fc2) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.19 Adware/Win32.Hotbar
Avira AntiVir ADSPY/Agent.O
avast! 2014.9-131122 Win32:Zango-AS [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3628 Skodna.Generic_r
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.HotBar.aBYj
Bitdefender Application.Generic.374878
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.ClickPotato (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/18155 Win.Adware.Hotbar-12655
Comodo Security 17297 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.371
ESET-NOD32 7.9066 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
Fortinet FortiGate 11/22/2013 Adware/Hotbar
F-Prot v6. W32/180Solutions.D.gen
F-Secure 11.2013-22-11_6 Application.Generic.374878
G Data 13.11.22 Application.Generic.374878
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.Win32.ClickPotato
Jiangmin KV131122 Adware/HotBar.en
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.10234 Adware
K7GW 13.173.10234 Backdoor ( 04c4c5891 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.HotBar
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.HotBar.eb.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.03 Adware.Hotbar
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/ClickPotato
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.374878
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.180Solutions.tbqna
Sophos 4.94 Generic PUA KN
Symantec 11/22/2013 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.22 TROJ_SPNR.0BIF11
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 TROJ_SPNR.0BIF11
VIPRE Antivirus 23514 Zango.CommonElements
       View all 31 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corporation.
URL: www.brightbreeze.com
Help link: www.brightbreeze.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\brightbreeze\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BrightBreeze\bin\\BrightBreezeUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 970.59 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BrightBreeze

Program executable:BrightBreezeSA.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\brightbreeze\bin\\BrightBreezeSA.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrightBreezeSA.exe
  • BrightBreezeSAHook.dll
  • BrightBreezeUninstaller.exe
  • BrightBreezeSACB.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BrightBreezeSA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • BrightBreezeSA.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrightBreezeSA' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrightBreezeSA\bin\\BrightBreezeSA.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BrightBreezeSA.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BrightBreezeSA' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BrightBreeze\bin\\BrightBreezeSA.exe".

How do I remove BrightBreeze?

Quickly and completely remove BrightBreeze from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove BrightBreeze from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall BrightBreeze 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 BrightBreeze, 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 BrightBreeze.
  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.
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Win Vista (SP2) 43%
Win 7 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows Vista 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 28.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 58.33%
  United States 41.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Gateway 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
Acer Aspire 1410 14.29%
Packard Bell oneTwo M3700 14.29%
HP-Pavilion FR648AA-ABF s... 14.29%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 14.29%
eMachines E520 14.29%

About (from Pinball Corporation)

Pinball Corporation delivers online content and monetization solutions for small to mid-sized web publishers, and keyword-based online advertising solutions for direct-response and ecommerce marketers.
Publisher URL: www.pinballcorp.com


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