Title: Blekko Virus
Also known as: blekko.com, blekko toolbar, blekko virus

Remove Blekko Virus
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Blekko Virus severity is 20  (20 / 100)
 

Blekko is a web search engine which aim is to provide better search results than those offered by Google Search. They try to  exclude material from low quality sites known as content farms. The site, launched to the public on November 1, 2010, Blekko offers a downloadable search bar.

Latest redirect viruses exploits blekko name. Users searches for some problem called blekko virus, which redirects them from google search, They call this virus a malicious browser hijacker which is made to redirect your browser traffic to sites. Within Blekko paid results we can see malware spread.
Blekko claims to be a legitimate webpage/software. Additionally, it advertises false products, which might steal your personal information. 

Blekko is able to block you from resetting your browser configuration, to make sure blekko.com is the homepage for your Internet browser. Moreover, it causes pop up screens appear with phishing sites and fake information. Blekko adds favorites and bookmarks without user knowledge too.

When user is infected with Blekko Redirect virus, even the Google, Firefox or Bing searches are redirecting to Blekko.com. If you think, that your are infected with Blekko redirect virus, we recommend you to do a full system scan with a reputable antimalware program, to ensure that Blekko Redirect will be removed.

How do get rid of Blekko Toolbar?

It is hard to delete Blekko manually. Virus uses random file names and hides within the system. You need to have some knowledge of your system archtecture to fully delete blekko virus. There is an advanced solution to delete Blekko toolbar, we advice you to use one of anti-spyware programs featured below to fix your system and remove blekko completely. You MUST scan your computer with SpyHunterSTOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware if you didn't install it manually because it may be installed by trojan.

However, if you have installed it manually, you can also follow manual removal steps that are given below:

Automatic Blekko Virus Removal Guide

You can remove Blekko Virus automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Blekko Virus. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Blekko Virus snapshot:
Blekko Virus snapshot

Blekko Virus manual removal:

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Random Letters
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\Random Letters
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\Random Letters
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\13376694984709702142491016734454
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 13376694984709702142491016734454?
Unregister DLLs:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll

Delete files:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Blekko.com.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Blekko.com\Blekko.com.lnk

Manual Blekko Virus Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Blekko Virus and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Blekko Virus or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

Step 2: Remove Blekko Virus from Windows shortcuts

  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3: Remove Blekko Virus from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Blekko Virus and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Blekko Virus removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Blekko Virus and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Blekko Virus removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Blekko Virus and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Blekko Virus removal.

What is browser hijacker?

Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.

Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Blekko Virus:

•  Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
•  Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
•  Appearance of new tabs
•  Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of Blekko Virus:

This map reveals the prevalence of Blekko Virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for Blekko Virus removal instructions:

Blekko Virus qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Blekko Virus are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Blekko Virus right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-13 08:50:34
Information updated: 2014-08-13 08:50:34

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copywriter
Most likely youve downloaded a program from Cnet and (unasked) got Blekko with it. How to get rid of it?

Step 1
go to your program list and remove Blekko and at the same time remove the program youve downloaded from Cnet at the time, just to be on the safe side.

Step2
Run CCleaner to remove any traces left behind

Step3
Go to your browser and set it to your preferred search engine.
Then check ALL your browser settings. I mean ALL.
Wherever you see Blekko remove it, could be 3 or 4 settings.
If its still there then youve missed a setting somewhere.
Check again.

Step 4
AVOID Cnet and Blekko LIKE THE PLAGUE
and put them on your blacklist.

I positively hate it when people are installing all kinds of unasked garbage on my computer. Ive wasted an hour to figure it all out and to get rid of it.
An hour I could have spent more productively.
$%*&*$@ Cnet and Blekko.
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danny
The funny part that they brand therself as "spam free"
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wolftone
I followed your instructions as well as doing a manual Registration clean, I also ran CCleaner and Malwaebyres full search. This removed all blekko from my computer including my browsers IE9 and Firefox, with the exception of Google Chrome where it was still showing. I did a seperate removal on Chrome but to no availl so I ended up removing Chrome altogether.
Regards Wolftone
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CNET downloader
I confirm. I just installed some software from CNET and Blekko got installed on all my browsers.

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