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Remove BlocckkTheAds virus

removal by Alice Woods - -   Also known as Ads by BlocckkTheAds, BlocckkTheAds adware | Type: Adware

What is BlocckkTheAds?

Do not fall into installing BlocckkTheAds even if you feel intrigued by its promise to block advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Since nowadays people are suffering from a constant flow of annoying commercials during their browsing, it's not a secret that various ad blockers are getting increasingly popular. Unfortunately, online scammers have already noticed this tendency and started tricking people by introducing various apps, including BlocckkTheAds, that supposedly disable advertisements. Unfortunately, in reality, such programs appear to be adwares and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). If you have already been tricked into installing this program, probably you have already noticed BlocckkTheAds logo on every web browser and how many ads it supposedly blocks. Unfortunately, it's just a trick used in order to convince people that it's useful. In fact, this plug-ins itself is responsible for the displaying of sponsored advertisements and building a traffic to affiliate websites. Therefore, if you have already noticed 'Ads by BlocckkTheAds', then take needed actions a run a full system scan with Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware because those ads may reroute you to unsafe websites and even trick into installing malicious programs on your computer. In addition to that, you should eliminate it in order to prevent loss of personally non-identifiable information. Since it is sponsored by third parties and seek to improve affiliate marketing, it seeks to investigate your web browsing habits as much as possible. That's why it drops tracking cookies, monitors your web browsing habits and transmits gathered information to remote control servers. Do not suffer from system slow downs, annoying advertisements, dangerous redirects, and other inconveniences and fix your machine right now.

How can BlocckkTheAds hijack my computer?

BlocckkTheAds is a potentially unwanted program that can trick you into installing other unwanted programs on your computer. By the way, be aware that it has been created not with the intention to block the ads or serve its users in some other way. It has been designed with the intention to earn easy money by driving people to affiliate websites, tricking them into clicking on the 'Ads by BlocckkTheAds', tracking their web browsing habits and so on. If you want to prevent all these issues, first of all you have to prevent installing this adware on your computer. Probably you won't find its installer on the Internet. That's because it travels bundled with free software, such as download managers, audio or video players, PDF creators, etc and may be presented as a useful add-on, plug-ins, toolbar or extension. Due to this, make sure that you to install freewares very carefully and read every notification. Otherwise, you can skip important details and inadvertently accept to install unwanted programs. You should always select Advanced or Custom installation option and deselect every program that is offered to install alongside a freeware. In case you have been tricked into installing BlocckkTheAds virus and now look for the way to eliminate this program, then you came to a right place.

How to remove BlocckkTheAds virus?

BlocckkTheAds is an adware that can make you visit questionable websites, track your web browsing activities, trick you into installing suspicious programs and so on. That's why you should eliminate it from your computer without any delay. You can find removal guidelines down below:

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BlocckkTheAds virus snapshot
BlocckkTheAds virus snapshot

To remove BlocckkTheAds virus, follow these steps:

Eliminate BlocckkTheAds from Windows systems

  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 BlocckkTheAds and related programs
    Here, look for BlocckkTheAds 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'

Uninstall BlocckkTheAds 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 BlocckkTheAds 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'

Get rid of BlocckkTheAds 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 BlocckkTheAds 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 BlocckkTheAds removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove BlocckkTheAds virus 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, BlocckkTheAds should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete BlocckkTheAds from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 BlocckkTheAds 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. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete BlocckkTheAds removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase BlocckkTheAds from Google Chrome

  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 BlocckkTheAds 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. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete BlocckkTheAds removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate BlocckkTheAds 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 BlocckkTheAds or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 BlocckkTheAds removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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