is also known as blekko.com, blekko toolbar, blekko virus
| Type: Browser Hijackers
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 SpyHunter, STOPzilla 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
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Blekko Virus manual removal
Delete registry values:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dllDelete files:
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.
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 Virus or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
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.
Remove Blekko Virus from each of your web browsers
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
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Blekko Virus and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
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.
Remove dangerous extensions
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.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Blekko Virus and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
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.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
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.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
Here, select Blekko Virus and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
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.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
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.
Remove dangerous plugins
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Blekko Virus removal.
Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Extentions and look for Blekko Virus or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Blekko Virus, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Blekko Virus removal process.
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.
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Information added: 2014-08-13 08:50
Information updated: 2014-08-13 08:50
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