What is Blue Bulletin?
Blue Bulletin is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) developed and released by SuperWeb LLC. This program claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons and comparison shopping, and although may seem legitimate and useful, is classed as adware.
This association is made due to a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by SuperWeb LLC for Blue Bulletin distribution. Bundling is a way to stealthily install third-party apps together with regular software, and therefore, users commonly install this adware together with free software downloaded from freeware download websites.
Once installed on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Blue Bulletin generates intrusive online advertisements that may cause further computer infections. For example: banner, pop-up, interstitial, transitional, full-page, and search ads.
In addition, this adware tracks users' Internet browsing activity and records various software and hardware information that may contain personally identifiable information, For instance, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine users' geographic locations), unique identifier numbers, websites visited, search queries entered, pages viewed, and so on.
This information tracking can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. The developers of this app have released hundreds of identical PUPs.
As well as Blue Bulletin, Shop Easy, Sharp Angle, Assist Point, and Coupon Time are other examples of apps that provide no significant value for the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements and sharing collected data with third parties. You are strongly advised to eliminate Blue Bulletin from your system.
Blue Bulletin is usually distributed via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as softonic.com, soft32.com, download.com, and many others.
Download clients are employed by these websites as free services and traffic monetization tools, since they offer installation of promoted (according to the developers, '100% legitimate and virus-free'), applications or browser extensions together with the chosen software.
Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. This situation can be avoided by closely observing each step of the free software download procedure and never accepting offers to install third-party apps.
Furthermore, downloaded software should be installed using the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any concealed programs listed for installation and allow you to decline them.
If you have installed Blue Bulletin, and you observe intrusive online advertisements when surfing the Internet, read the following guidelines and eliminate this adware from your system.
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- What is Blue Bulletin?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Blue Bulletin application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Blue Bulletin adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Blue Bulletin ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Blue Bulletin' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Blue Bulletin adware from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Blue Bulletin adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "Blue Bulletin", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Blue Bulletin ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Blue Bulletin 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 "Blue Bulletin", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by blue bulletin, 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Blue Bulletin", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by blue bulletin, 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Blue Bulletin".
Computer users who have problems with ads by blue bulletin 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 blue bulletin, 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.
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