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Remove BloCKUTubeAd

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as BloCKUTubeAd virus, ads by BloCKUTubeAd, BloCKUTubeAd ads | Type: Adware

What is BloCKUTubeAd?

BloCKUTubeAd (can also be found as BloCKUTubeAd 3.2) is a potentially unwanted program, which is very similar to such apps as NewYtadblocker, YoutubeAdBlocker, BestADBlocker and many other ones. Beware that each of these programs can also be called as adwares because they can easily initiate annoying pop-up ads during each of your search sessions. In addition, you may also notice redirects to affiliate websites, slow downs and other problems when having BloCKUTubeAd adware on the system. So, no matter how actively it is promoted on the Internet (its developers have been promising to help people improve their browsing on the Internet by blocking commercial ads), you should stay away from this program as far as possible. That’s because it may start causing its own ads during each of your browsing sessions on Google, Yahoo and Bing. After clicking these ads, you may be redirected to unknown websites without any warning about that. That’s how its developers earn the money.. Finally, this program may start tracking your browsing on the Internet and may collect such things as your search terms, mostly visited websites, data that you enter when visiting your websites and so on. Of course, this is done without people’s approval…

Questions about BloCKUTubeAd

However, the most important thing about BloCKUTubeAd virus is that it can easily be installed on your computer behind your back. This can happen if you don’t monitor installation of the freeware. If this program has already showed up on your computer or if you have noticed its process in your Task Manager, you should waste no time and scan it with updated anti-spyware. For that we recommend using one of these programs: Reimage (compatible with Windows), Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (compatible with Mac OS X). Beware that it mostly spreads in a form of browser 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 hijack my computer?

BloCKUTubeAd can easily hijack Google Chrome and any other browser as 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 virus?

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:

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To remove BloCKUTubeAd, follow these steps:

Erase BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd and related programs
    Here, look for BloCKUTubeAd 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'

Get rid of BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd 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'

Uninstall BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete BloCKUTubeAd 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, BloCKUTubeAd should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd 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 BloCKUTubeAd removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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