PBlocker+ redirect removal instructions
What is PBlocker+?
PBlocker+ is classified as adware because it generates advertisements. It is common for adware to be downloaded and installed by users unknowingly, therefore, PBlocker+ and other apps of this kind are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is worthwhile to mention that quite often adware-type apps not only generate ads but also collect browsing data and/or other details.
Examples of advertisements that adware-type apps like PBlocker+ generate are pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys. Quite often those ads are designed to promote questionable pages or distribute (download and/or install) unwanted apps by executing certain scripts. Therefore, ads that apps like PBlocker+ should not be trusted/clicked. Furthermore, it is likely that PBlocker+ gathers information related to user's browsing activities. For example, IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited pages, entered search queries and other browsing data. Also, it may be designed to collect sensitive details as well. What is worse, gathered data could be monetized by selling it to third parties (potentially cyber criminals), or in other ways.
|Name||Ads by PBlocker+|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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To summarize, adware-type apps like PBlocker+ feed users with ads and tend to be designed to function as data collectors. Simply said, they are designed only to generate revenue for their developers. Moreover, their users could encounter problems related to privacy, browsing safety, some users may even become victims of identity theft. More adware examples are Movie Finder, History Removal Tool, AdBlock Stream.
How did adware install on my computer?
It is common that PUAs are distributed by using a "bundling" method. In such cases PUAs can be found included in download and/or installation setups of other programs as additional offers. Users download and/or install PUAs alongside with other programs when they do not decline unwanted offers. Typically, it can be done via "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes that are available in download and/or installation setups. Sometimes unwanted downloads and/or installations are caused by clicking deceptive ads that are designed to run certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Downloads and installations should not be finished without declining unwanted offers, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, usually it can be done by changing certain settings or unticking certain checkboxes. Neither files or programs should be downloaded via third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g, torrent clients, eMule), from unofficial pages, etc. Third party installers should not be used as well. It is advised to use only official websites and direct links for that. Also, it is not recommended to trust ads on pages related to gambling, pornography, adult dating, and so on. Any suspicious, unwanted, unknown extensions, plug-ins or add-ons that are installed on a web browser should be removed. The same applies to software of this kind that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Notification saying that PBlocker+ can read browsing history:
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- What is PBlocker+?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
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 any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes PBlocker+ redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
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 PBlocker+ and remove it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by pblocker+, 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by pblocker+ 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by pblocker+, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by pblocker+, 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.
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 pblocker+ from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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