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How to uninstall Green Blocker adware from a browser?

Also Known As: Ads by Green Blocker
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is Green Blocker adware?

Green Blocker is supposed to block intrusive advertisements on the most popular online video platforms and protect computers from malware. Ironically, this app generates advertisements - it has qualities of adware. Also, Green Blocker can read and change data on the websites that users visit.

Green Blocker pop-up redirects

Green Blocker adware in detail

Green Blocker generates revenue for its developer by displaying annoying pop-ups, coupons, banners, and (or) other advertisements. Its advertisements may be designed to promote download websites for potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), pages designed to extract sensitive information (like credit card details), and so on.

Also, ads coming from Green Blocker might be designed to cause download or even installation of unwanted software. Green Blocker may display ads designed to execute certain scripts. It is recommended not to click on ads shown by advertising-supported software.

As mentioned in the first paragraph, Green Blocker can read and change data while users browse the web. It could be designed to gather IP addresses, visited pages, entered search queries, and other browsing data (and) or sensitive information such as passwords, credit card details, autofill data, etc.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Green Blocker
Threat Type Adware
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, downloaders and installers for other programs
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Green Blocked adware in general

Green Blocker generates unwanted advertisements instead of blocking them. Also, it collects information that its developers could misuse for malicious purposes. This application should not be trusted. More adware examples are NetflixHub, Stocks Info, and PC Cleaner. Most users install apps of this type accidentally.

How did adware install on my computer?

Users often inadvertently download or install potentially unwanted applications together with other programs. They case unwanted downloads or installations when they do not change "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual", or other settings that downloaders or installers for other programs have.

Also, users unknowingly download or install adware and other unwanted software by clicking on advertisements designed to execute certain scripts or through fake installers (for example, through a fake Adobe Flash Player installer). The aforementioned ads appear on shady websites.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Downloaders and installers with settings (like "Advanced", "Custom") or ticked checkboxes should be examined - those downloaders and installers could have potentially unwanted apps in them. Files downloaded from third-party downloaders, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks, and similar sources should not be trusted.

Files and programs should be downloaded from official pages and via direct download links. Advertisements that shady websites have on them should not be trusted (clicked). If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Download page for Green Blocker adware:

green blocker adware promoter

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

Green Blocker adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 Green Blocker 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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Green Blocker  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 all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (such as "Green Blocker") and remove them.

Removing Green Blocker ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by green blocker, 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 Green Blocker 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Green Blocker ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by green blocker 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by green blocker, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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