BloCKUTubeAd (can also be found as BloCKUTubeAd 3.2) is a potentially unwanted program, which can also be called adware. No matter that it promises to improve people's browsing, you should never keep this program on your computer because it can easily initiate annoying redirects to unknown websites, start tracking your browsing habits or collect search terms without your approval. However, the most important thing is that BloCKUTubeAd can easily infiltrate your computer and then surprisingly show up in its Task Manager. It spreads in a form of extension, which is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. If you noticed annoying pop-up ads, browser's redirects and similar issues, your PC may be infected by BloCKUTubeAd virus. Please, stay away from this program!
How can BloCKUTubeAd infiltrate my computer?
BloCKUTubeAd hijacks Google Chrome and other browsers and soon as it enters PC system. In most of the cases, this is done with a help of freeware and shareware, which is always packed with various free additions that help it to earn some easy money. If you want to avoid BloCKUTubeAd and similar adware, you should start monitoring freeware's installation process. For that we recommend choosing only Custom or Advanced installation process and deselecting all check marks that say that you agree to install add-ons, plugins, extensions and other free additions. If you have already discovered BloCKUTubeAd on your computer, you can remove it with a help of this guide.
How to remove BloCKUTubeAd?
BloCKUTubeAd extension is mostly used for making the money, so it may start displaying continuous pop-up notifications on your computer's desktop and initiate other unwanted activities. If you want to get rid of them, you should follow these instructions:
You can remove BloCKUTubeAd 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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Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for BloCKUTubeAd 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.
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 BloCKUTubeAd 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 your preferred 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 BloCKUTubeAd removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Here, select BloCKUTubeAd and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
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 BloCKUTubeAd removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Here, select BloCKUTubeAd and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
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.
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete BloCKUTubeAd removal.
What is adware?
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by BloCKUTubeAd:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
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