ProfileBlurrer Adware

Also Known As: Ads by ProfileBlurrer
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

ProfileBlurrer removal instructions

What is ProfileBlurrer?

ProfileBlurrer is a deceptive application that supposedly helps users to hide traces of their behavior on various social networks and Google. Initially, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, ProfileBlurrer often infiltrates systems without permission. Furthermore, it delivers intrusive advertisements and gathers various information. For these reasons, ProfileBlurrer is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

ProfileBlurrer adware

Immediately after infiltration, ProfileBlurrer delivers coupon, banner, pop-up, and other similar ads. To achieve this, developers employ tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, ads often conceal underlying website content, thereby diminishing the browsing experience. In addition, they might redirect to malicious sites and execute scripts that download and install malware. Therefore, even a single accidental click can result in high-risk computer infections. As with most adware, ProfileBlurrer is also designed to record information relating to web browsing activity. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other collected data usually includes personal information. Furthermore, the details are shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who generate revenue by misusing private information. Therefore, having ProfileBlurrer installed on your computer can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to eliminate ProfileBlurrer adware immediately.

ProfileBlurrer shares many similarities with Smart Application Controller, FastDataX, Advanced Top, and dozens of other adware-type apps. All offer 'useful functionality', but their only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. Therefore, adware gives no real value for regular users - the false promises are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. Rather than enabling features promised, PUPs deliver ads and record data, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did ProfileBlurrer install on my computer?

As mentioned, ProfileBlurrer usually infiltrates systems without users’ permission, since developers promote this PUP via "bundling" and intrusive advertising methods. "Bundling" is essentially stealth installation of PUPs together with regular software. Developers do not disclose PUP installations properly. Therefore, all "bundled" PUPs are hidden within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, by clicking on various advertisements and skipping download/installation steps, many users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The key to computer safety is caution. Therefore, pay close attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Remember that intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate, but these ads typically lead to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious websites. If you encounter these redirects, immediately eliminate all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. Furthermore, carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. You are advised to download your programs from official sources only, using direct download links. Developers monetize third party downloaders/installers using the "bundling" method. Therefore, these tools should not be used. If your computer is already infected with ProfileBlurrer, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

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Quick menu:

ProfileBlurrer adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

ProfileBlurrer adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "ProfileBlurrer", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes ProfileBlurrer ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove ProfileBlurrer adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing ProfileBlurrer ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "ProfileBlurrer", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing ProfileBlurrer ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by profileblurrer, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing ProfileBlurrer  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Profile Blurring AE", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing ProfileBlurrer ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by profileblurrer, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing ProfileBlurrer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "ProfileBlurrer".

Removing ProfileBlurrer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by profileblurrer removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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