Blekko is a web search engine, which claims that it is capable of providing the best search results for its users. Please, do NOT think that they are better than those that are offered by Google Search, Bing, Yahoo and other well known search sites. In reality, there is no guarantee that they won't be filled with suspicious links that may lead you to suspicious, questionable and even dangerous websites. After clicking them, you may be tricked into downloading other suspicious programs to your computer, so you should never visit them. Besides, this site, which was launched to the public on November 1, 2010, may cause slow downs and annoying pop-up ads on each of your web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.). If you have just discovered Blekko virus on each of these browsers, it means that you have downloaded a program, which was involved to the distribution of this search site. That's not a new thing. This distribution method is called bundling and the only way to avoid it is to start monitoring installation of the freeware. Last, but definitely not the least, issue that can be initiated by this search engine is tracking of people's browsing habits. In most of the cases, it is interested in people's search terms, mostly visited websites, data that they enter when visiting them, etc. No matter that such information is called 'personally non-identifiable' web don't recommend sharing it with unknown parties. If you want to protect yourself, you have to remove Blekko hijacker from your computer. This can be done with a help of SpyHunter or other reputable anti-spyware.
Blekko is not as malicious as rogue anti-spywares or ransomwares. However, as you may have already understood, it may cause lots of issues on your computer. That's why we highly recommend you to avoid this search engine and continue using Google, Yahoo or Bing. In order to protect yourself from this and other browser hijackers that may try to redirect your browser to unknown websites, you should start monitoring installation of the freeware. Please, select only Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware because there are hundreds of download managers. PDF creators, video streaming software and similar programs that have been involved to Blekko distribution. After doing so, you should deselect pre-checked check boxes that may inform you that you want to set blekko.com as your start page or default search engine. If it has already showed up on your computer, you can fix this issue with a help of a guide below.
It is hard to delete Blekko manually because this browser hijacker drops various components on the system and hides them. That's why it may reappear on your computer after rebooting your computer. In order to avoid that, you should use programs that are given below. They will help you to delete Blekko toolbar with all components that it has. Of course, if you have downloaded Blekko manually and you think that it's useful, you can leave it.
You can remove Blekko 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.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Blekko or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
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.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Blekko registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 03/19/15 06:11;
information updated: 03/19/15 06:11