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What is known about virus? virus is presented as a powerful search engine[1] that offers using its services quite aggressively. After installing new software on your computer, you may notice that your homepage and the default search engine are different that the ones that you used previously. Unsurprisingly, this search engine has already been added to “browser hijacker” and “potentially unwanted program” categories. Typically, Blasearch infiltrates systems bundled with freeware and hijacks all web browsers that are installed on it. Therefore, during the installation, you may skip the pre-selected agreement to make this search engine as your homepage. Sadly, now you cannot remove it simply. Nevertheless, you can uninstall this browser extension from the Chrome and Firefox; sometimes this website shows up again. In this case, you might need to investigate computer’s system or dedicate this task for professional anti-malware software. We highly recommend saving your time and scanning the system with Reimage Reimage Cleaner . If you need more arguments to remove, and the fact that this search engine replaced your old one without asking your permission is not enough, read further. We are willing to convince you to follow our advice!

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In the EULA developers reveal that their search engine may integrate or be integrated with various third-party services, feeds, and content. Therefore, after hijack, you may start noticing other PUPs appearing on your PC or web browsers. virus s capable of installing unwanted toolbars[2], browser extensions to your browser. Unfortunately, this may happen whether you want it or not. What is more, using this search engine you might find more inappropriate or even dangerous than you wish. Mysterious partnership with unknown third-parties allows making assumptions that some of the ads[3] or links included in the search results may lead to the potentially dangerous websites, such as gaming, gambling, adult-themed, etc. Only one innocent redirect may cause you malware attack, involve you into the scam or put your privacy at risk. Furthermore, this PUP may collect information about the users. For tracking non-personally identifiable information, it uses cookies and collects data related to users’ browsing habits and history. However, in some cases, it may collect personally identifiable information[4], for instance, when contacting developers you need to provide your email address. According to the Privacy Policy, aggregated information is used for improving services. However, we want to warn that you might receive more advertising content as well. All in all, removal is recommended because this search engine may deliver altered search results, flood your browser with ads, and install new apps arbitrarily.

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In the picture, you can see the screenshot of search engine, Privacy Policy, and EULA.

The distribution of the browser hijacker

So-called virus is not powerful enough to spread and attack computers’ on its own. We have previously mentioned that browser hijacker spreads[5] bundled with other free programs that you can download from the Internet. This PUP is attached as an extra component in the software package. If users opt for Basic/Quick installation mode or rush through Advanced/Custom setup, they may experience hijack. Always opt for advanced installation settings and follow the steps carefully. You may find the list of pre-selected programs or agreement to make this search engine as your default. If you rush through the setup, you may skip this important step. Bear in mind that Quick or Recommended settings do not reveal additional applications and install them by default.

What steps should I take after hijack?

After hijack, you have to choose between manual and automatic removal. We highly recommend the latter option because it does not require any effort. You just need to install a remover (if you still don’t have it), update it to its latest version and click the “Full scan” button. All you have to do now is to remove all malicious entries that were found by this anti-spyware software. However, if you are feeling capable enough of fixing your computer manually, you can try using manual removal guide which is provided below. Steps that are provided there will help you remove with all its files. 

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To remove, follow these steps:

Erase from Windows systems

Blasearch removal requires careful system investigation. Remove browser hijacker from the computer and web browsers along with all additional components that may have been installed without your knowledge.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall and related programs
    Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

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.

Get rid of from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for 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'

Eliminate from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

In the list of extensions find extension and select “Remove” button. However, you should carefully monitor recently installed extensions because you may find other unknown apps as well. Uninstall all entries that seem suspicious, and you don’t remember installing them. Then, customize Mozilla Firefox by setting your preferred homepage.

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select 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
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove from Google Chrome

Go to the Extensions and look for Blasearch extension. Once you find it, click “Remove from Chrome”. What is more, look for other unknown and suspicious toolbars, extensions and plugins. You should remove them as well. It helps to avoid another hijack. Once you remove all entries from the browser, reset its settings.

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select 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
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by, 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. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Blah says:
    February 2nd, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Blasearch? Developers had hard times creating the name.. NOT

  2. carmela says:
    February 2nd, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I though this search engine is safe to use.. Thank God I found your article!

  3. McLaren says:
    February 2nd, 2017 at 6:00 am

    i installed it accidentally. Indeed, it delivers strange ads and initiate redirects to various online gaming sites.

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