Blinkweb.net ads (Free Instructions)

Blinkweb.net ads Removal Guide

What is Blinkweb.net ads?

Blinkweb.net is a scam website that sends out malicious ads to users' desktops

Blinkweb.netBlinkweb.net is a fake website that shows users misleading messages to make them accept push notifications

If you have observed intrusive Blinkweb.net pop-ups on your desktop recently, you should not panic, as many other users are experiencing the same issue. Push notifications can show up at any time while your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, or any other browser is active or running in the background. Likewise, the frequency of these ads is not related to user activity at all, and they can show up while you are browsing your favorite websites, streaming a video, or playing a video game.

The most annoying part is that the pop-ups are shown on top of everything else that is currently running – browser, email app, or any other active window. For this reason, Blinkweb.net push notifications can be extremely intrusive and annoying to deal with. Unfortunately, many users are not aware of these are or how to remove them.

Just to clarify, the activity itself is not related to a virus infection but rather permission to show notifications from users that was granted to the site at some point prior. Nonetheless, adware[1] infection can't be completely dismissed, as those infected are more likely to encounter phishing and other dangerous websites while browsing the web.

The most damaging aspect of the phenomenon is the contents of the ads. In most cases, users are shown all sorts of fame messages that lead to malicious websites. For example, they might be told that they can earn a large sum of money by investing in some scheme (get-rich-quick scam)[2] or that their systems have been infected with malware and a removal tool is required to get rid of it.

Therefore, please ignore all the notifications from Blinkweb.net, as they are mostly misleading and even fake ads that might result in malware infections or personal data disclosure to cybercriminals. Instead, use our instructions below to get rid of the intrusive activity for good.

Name Blinkweb.net
Type Push notifications, ads, pop-ups, scam
Appearance Desktop notifications start showing up in particular time intervals after clicking on the “Allow” button upon the site entry
Symptoms Pop-up notifications are shown on a desktop at random times
Dangers Ads and links to sites displayed by the website might be dangerous: you might suffer from monetary losses, disclosure of sensitive information to unknown parties, or install malware/PUPs on the system
Removal Notifications can be disabled via the browser settings; in case you experience more ads and redirects to suspicious sites, you should also get rid of adware – use SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner antivirus for quick elimination
Additional steps Make sure you clean your browsers after you delete PUPs from the system. To do that automatically, you can use ReimageIntego

Scam operation explained

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the push notification feature, and it is precisely why scammers choose it to make money easily. It was first introduced on desktop browsers back in 2015, and since then has been criticized by security experts about it being abused by malicious actors.[3]

Unlike pop-ups that are triggered upon website entry, push notification API is a part of the browser and allows a particular website to send information to users on a system level. It can indeed be useful to some, as accepting the offer to show notifications from a website one likes can notify users about certain events they would otherwise miss.

Since notifications can be used to send any kind of information, crooks quickly came up with an idea to create fake websites that would accommodate misleading information about the feature and make users accept them without realizing what they have done. For that, they employ all sorts of tricks.

Thousands of fake websites have been created since the implementation of the feature on desktop browsers. Just recently, we talked about Coollotto.net, Articlesct2.xyz, and Tophaven2.xyz, and these are just a few examples. In fact, all of these are almost identical when it comes to their operation and purpose – even the same images and messages are used. Here are a few examples of such messages you might encounter after accessing Blinkweb.net:

  • Click Allow to watch the video.
  • If you are 18+, click Allow.
  • Click Allow to confirm that you are not a robot.
  • Your file is ready to download. Press ALLOW to continue.
  • Click “Allow” to start downloading.

As evident, the push notification feature is being represented as something completely different, and not as something that it actually does. Those who do get tricked by these misleading messages allow the site to send push notifications without restrictions. The activity usually does not appear until much later, hence users can't connect these two together.

Blinkweb.net virusThose who end up on malicious websites are more likely to the infected with adware

This brings us to the fact that many people struggle with Blinkweb.net removal – they simply can't understand where the activity is coming from in the first place. After accepting push notifications, they usually forget what happened very quickly, as the promised videos or other content of these scam websites simply does not exist.

When encountering such sites, it is best to ignore the messages and the prompts altogether. Even pressing the “Block” button would instead forward you to other similar malicious websites, so simply close down the tab the fake message is shown on. You can stop the push notifications from any website almost as easily as you have accepted them, as long as you know where to look, and that's your browser settings.

How to remove the annoying pop-ups

As we already mentioned, push notifications themselves are not malicious, even though they might seem so because of misleading content shown within them. The truth is that the responsible party here is the website that sends you these notifications, and all you have to do to get rid of that is to deny the access via the web browser settings. Please follow the instructions below.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate the Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.
  4. Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  5. Click the three vertical dots next to it and pick Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 2

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click on Privacy & Security section.
  3. Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click the Settings button next to it.
  4. In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  5. Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

Safari

  1. Click on Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to the Websites tab and, under General, select Notifications.
  3. Select the web address in question, click the drop-down menu and select Deny.Stop notifications on Safari

MS Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click the Settings and more button (three horizontal dots) at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Settings and then go to Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions, pick Manage permissions and select the URL in question.
  4. Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.Stop notifications on Edge 2

MS Edge (Chromium)

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and go to Settings.
  2. Select Site permissions.
  3. Go to Notifications on the right.
  4. Under Allow, you will find the unwanted entry.
  5. Click on More actions and select Block.Stop notifications on Edge Chromium

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, and click on the Gear icon at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Internet options and go to the Privacy tab.
  3. In the Pop-up Blocker section, click on Settings.Stop notifications on Internet Explorer
  4. Locate web address in question under Allowed sites and pick Remove.

While push notifications from malicious websites have nothing to do with virus infections, the connection still might be there. When it comes to adware, which is a type of potentially unwanted software, it can spread via deceptive methods such as software bundling or fake ads, so users might not even be aware they have it installed on their devices.

Once on the system, adware performs browser and system changes in order to change the way users browse the web. In some cases, the homepage and other browser settings are altered, too, although that's not very common with adware. Instead, it acts relatively sneakily and explodes users to as much commercial content as possible, some of which might not be of the safest origin.

Thus, if you encounter more ads than usual and end up on websites of questionable origin, make sure you scan your system with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes, or another powerful security software to find and remove adware and malware from your device. After that, employ ReimageIntego to clean all the leftover files and various caches from your web browsers. If you'd rather do all this manually, the option is there for you – check the instructions below.

Offer
do it now!
Download
Reimage Happiness
Guarantee
Download
Intego Happiness
Guarantee
Compatible with Microsoft Windows Compatible with macOS
What to do if failed?
If you failed to fix virus damage using Reimage Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

Getting rid of Blinkweb.net ads. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

How to prevent from getting adware

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

About the author
Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

If this free guide helped you and you are satisfied with our service, please consider making a donation to keep this service alive. Even a smallest amount will be appreciated.

Contact Lucia Danes
About the company Esolutions

References