Bubble Dock  

Bubble Dock. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   Also known as Bubble Dock ads, ads by Bubble Dock | Type: Adware

What is Bubble Dock?

Bubble Dock is a bogus browser add-on, which can also be called as a potentially unwanted application. In most of the cases, people download it manually but it may also infiltrate computers in a bundle with free downloads. While we can't say what programs have been involved to the distribution of Bubble Dock virus, beware that there are lots of download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software, video recording software and similar suspicious applications that can do that. So, you should stay away from these programs or try to monitor their installation process more carefully. How can you do that? For that you should check the next paragraph or this post. While this program is not a virus and there haven't been found any signals that it could pose harm to personal data that is kept on computer, we think that you should stay away from it as far as you can.

If Bubble Dock adware enters the system, the first thing what it does is system's modification. Typically, it ads its own browser add-on to each of web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and others. In addition, it may alters the start page, the default search engine and the new tab page but it isn't done on each of computers. After hijacking the browser, Bubble Dock may start showing various pop-up ads from affiliate websites. This is an ad-supported plugin, so there is no surprise that each of these ads are set to redirect people to affiliate websites. However, there is no guarantee that you won't be redirected to unknown and suspicious sites. So, no matter that this program is presented as a useful tool that gives people an access to their Facebook or email account, web TV, Youtube videos, shortcuts and apps, Bubble Dock can also alter system settings and display continuous pop-up notifications during your browsing. No matter how trustworthy they look, you should avoid these messages because they may trick you to visit an insecure website. If you want to remove Bubble Dock adware from the system, you can do that with a help of SpyHunter or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus.

HOW CAN Bubble Dock hijack MY COMPUTER?

We have already mentioned that Bubble Dock can be installed from various download websites. However, it may also show up on your computer after downloading a free application. It can be a download manager, PDF creator, some game and similar program. If you want to avoid such downloads, you should start paying more attention to freeware’s installation process and disagree with these claims that you agree to install Bubble Dock on your computer. For that you should always select Custom or advanced installation option of the freeware. If you have already noticed its ads, you should waste no time and follow these instructions that will help you remove Bubble Dock from the system.

HOW TO REMOVE Bubble Dock virus?

If you noticed continuous ads by Bubble Dock, you should check your computer for this adware. For that we recommend using automatic removal option. If you think that you have enough knowledge about computers and their architecture, you can also follow these steps below. However, this won't help you to make sure that there are no leftovers hiding in your computer that belong to this program:

You can remove Bubble Dock 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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Manual Bubble Dock Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Bubble Dock and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / 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.
Uninstall Bubble Dock and related programs
  • Here, look for Bubble Dock or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Bubble Dock or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Uninstall Bubble Dock from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Internet Explorer (IE)

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.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Bubble Dock and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select '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.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and 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 Bubble Dock removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Bubble Dock and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select '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 Bubble Dock removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Bubble Dock and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs 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.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Bubble Dock removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Bubble Dock or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and 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 Bubble Dock removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete Bubble Dock removal

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 Bubble Dock 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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Geolocation of Bubble Dock

Map reveals the prevalence of Bubble Dock. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Spain, France, Italy and United Kingdom.

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Comments on Bubble Dock

I downloaded remover for bubble dock and the pc asks which program do I want to open it with. So, which one do I use?
The above instructions wouldnt work, it seems to have inbuilt protection against being removed (or even stopped permanently). I followed the above instructions but in Safe Mode, and it worked fine thankfully.

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