What is Dragon Branch
Dragon Branch by Yontoo Technology Inc is browser extension/add-on for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It was designed to gain profit from users clicks on “Dragon Branch Ads” and pop-ups that are directing to sponsored or affiliated websites. Also, Dragon Branch adware inserts extra ads in Google search results to fake Adsense ads or organic results. It is strongly recommended to remove Dragon Branch completely from computer and browser. This article contains useful instructions on how to heal from infection.
How Dragon Branch infected your PC
Dragon Branch is propagated by dubious advertising networks using treacherous methods. It is spread along with different free software, using “bundling”. This way of distributing software gained popularity in the last couple of years and, unfortunately, free software developers use it to earn money. When “bundled” Dragon Branch will be offered as one of installation options and advertised as extremely useful. This misleads users, some users not even paying attention to such text and just click “Next” or “Agree” buttons. All this results in adware infection. To remove Dragon Branch perform instructions on this page.
Download Dragon Branch Removal Tool
To remove Dragon Branch completely we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Dragon Branch and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove Dragon Branch manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Dragon Branch removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Dragon Branch installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Dragon Branch from Control Panel
To start removing Dragon Branch you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Dragon Branch from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Dragon Branch.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Dragon Branch from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Dragon Branch and click Uninstall.
Remove Dragon Branch from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Dragon Branch, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall Dragon Branch
In some cases Dragon Branch won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Dragon Branch. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Dragon Branch folder and files. This happens, because file DragonBranch.dll or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use Norton Antivirus or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Dragon Branch in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Dragon Branch
Remove Dragon Branch add-on from your browsers
Removing Dragon Branch from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Dragon Branch extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find Dragon Branch extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose Dragon Branch extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Dragon Branch from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Dragon Branch, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable Dragon Branch.
Generally, Dragon Branch does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Dragon Branch extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Remove following files and folders
Dragon Branch files:
Dragon Branch folders:
C:\Program Files\Dragon Branch
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Dragon Branch
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including Dragon Branch. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.