BlockIt ads removal instructions
What is BlockIt?
The BlockIt browser add-on claims to prevent children from visiting websites containing adult content. Although this software may seem legitimate, be aware that it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. BlockIt add-on was developed by Revizer Technologies Ltd and employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. After successful installation on these browsers, BlockIt monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information, which can be personally identifiable including, for example, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, IP and MAC addresses, locations, and other similar details. Furthermore, this rogue browser plug-in generates various intrusive online advertisements such as sponsored links, banners, deals, and pop-up ads. This behavior may lead to serious privacy issues or malware infections. To prevent children from entering harmful websites, we suggest using legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites (which include parental controls), rather than unidentified browser extensions.
While BlockIt does not directly lead to malware or virus infections, ads caused by this rogue browser add-on are likely to be infective. Inadvertent installation of other unwanted browser toolbars and plugins similar to BlockIt (such as Shieldren, SaferSurf, and BlackLister) can be prevented by closely observing the process of freeware download and installation. Computer users should decline installation of any advertised applications. Most browser plug-ins, which employ bundling as an promotional method, cause random redirects or intrusive online advertisements.
Most adware is distributed via small programs called 'download clients' within freeware download websites (such as download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others). Download clients are used to generate income for these websites' free services by offering installation of advertised browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Thus, careless download and installation of freeware often leads to adware or malware infections. To avoid infecting your computer with BlockIt, or other potentially unwanted applications, pay close attention during the download of freeware and never accept offers to install additional programs. If you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any hidden applications attempting infiltration, and you will be able to decline them. Users who have installed BlockIt should follow this removal guide to eliminate it from their Internet browsers.
The BlockIt potentially unwanted application generates ads from the following sources: Dealply, Superfish, Jollywallet, Text Enhance, GetDeal, Daily Offer Service, IRobinhood, PriceSparrow, CouponBuddy, advertise.com, Verti technologies, Alerta Descontos, Snappyimages, VitruvianLeads, NoProblem, foxydeal, and Taboola.
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- What is BlockIt?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BlockIt application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BlockIt plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove BlockIt extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove BlockIt extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BlockIt 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 "BlockIt", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes BlockIt ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BlockIt 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 "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "BlockIt", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the blockit virus, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "BlockIt".
Computer users who have problems with blockit virus 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 blockit virus, 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.
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 blockit virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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