BlastGamesNetwork removal instructions
What is BlastGamesNetwork?
According to the developers, the BlastGamesNetwork app is designed to provide numerous free online games directly from web browsers. This may seem to be a useful tool, especially for those who enjoy simple online games, however, apps of this type are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). In this case, BlastGamesNetwork is an adware-type app that is usually installed without users' consent, deploys intrusive ads, and collects data.
Once installed, BlastGamesNetwork deploys advertisements such as banners, surveys, coupons, pop-ups, etc. These are displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site and conceal underlying content. Clicking them risks being redirected to other untrustworthy sites that might cause computer infections (since they contain malicious content). Furthermore, PUAs such as BlastGamesNetwork generate revenue for their developers by recording user-system information - IP addresses, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, search queries, keystrokes, and other similar data. Research shows that some potentially unwanted applications also gather personal or sensitive information. Later, PUAs developers share the details with third parties (potentially cyber criminals) who could misuse them. Therefore, users might experience privacy or browsing safety issues. These actions can lead to even more serious problems, such as identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall PUAs such as BlastGamesNetwork immediately.
|Name||Ads by Blast Games Network|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate Ads by Blast Games Network our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are more PUAs that are similar or even identical to BlastGamesNetwork. Some examples are Search Monkeys, DPower, and ArcadeFunNetwork. Most PUAs developers promote them as 'useful apps', however, these are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. PUAs are designed only to generate revenue for their developers by delivering advertisements and collecting data rather than providing the features promised or any other value.
How did BlastGamesNetwork install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded from their official websites, but most users install them together with third party software. This usually happens when software developers 'bundle' PUAs into other software. The bundling is used to trick users into installing potentially unwanted applications. Software developers achieve this by not properly disclosing information about included apps, and hiding PUAs in settings or options (such as "Advanced", "Custom", etc.) of the installation dialogs. Most users tend to skip installation steps without checking settings - this is the most common way that PUAs are installed without users' knowledge.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent these installations, download software from official/trustworthy sources and using direct links only. Do not download software using third party installers or torrent clients. Take your time when installing software, especially if it is free. Do not skip installation steps without first checking the options or settings. Make sure that you deselect all bundled applications/software, and only then finish the installation. Note that most ads these days appear legitimate, but they are often dubious. If an ad leads you to a suspicious or untrustworthy website (adult dating, gambling, pornography, and so on), close the window/tab and check the list of extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on your browser. Remove any unknown or unwanted entries. If your computer is already infected with BlastGamesNetwork, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Website promoting BlastGamesNetwork adware:
Instant automatic removal of Ads by Blast Games Network:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Ads by Blast Games Network. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is BlastGamesNetwork?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BlastGamesNetwork application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BlastGamesNetwork adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BlastGamesNetwork ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by BlastGamesNetwork' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BlastGamesNetwork extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BlastGamesNetwork adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "BlastGamesNetwork", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes BlastGamesNetwork ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BlastGamesNetwork adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "BlastGamesNetwork", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by blast games network, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "BlastGamesNetwork", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by blast games network, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "BlastGamesNetwork".
Computer users who have problems with ads by blast games network removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by blast games network from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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