Blazer Deals removal instructions
What is Blazer Deals?
According to the developers (SuperWeb LLC), Blazer Deals is a legitimate browser extension that will improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other similar features - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Blazer Deals product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" Initially, this functionality may seem useful, however, Blazer Deals is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are a number of reasons for these negative associations: stealth installation, display of intrusive advertisements, and monitoring of Internet browsing activity.
This application delivers various advertisement types including, for example, pop-up, banner, coupon, interstitial, transitional, full-page, and other similar ads. To achieve this, SuperWeb LLC employs a virtual layer, which allows placement of third party graphical content on any visited website. By displaying these advertisements, Blazer Deals significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience, since they conceal underlying website content and users are forced to continually avoid clicking them. When clicked, the ads usually redirect to e-commerce websites (for example, online stores), however, they may also redirect to rogue websites containing infectious content. Thus, clicking them is dangerous and may lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. Furthermore, this application tracks Internet browsing activity and collects various system/user information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, websites visited pages viewed, search queries, etc. The recorded data may contain personally identifiable information, which the developers later share with third parties. Therefore, having Blazer Deals installed on your computer might result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, we highly recommend that you uninstall Blazer Deals.
Blazer Deals is not the only browser add-on developed by this company. SuperWeb LLC has released hundreds of identical rogue applications including Wander Burst, Swift Record, and Giants Galaxy. Although these applications claim to provide useful features, they are useless to the user. Browser plug-ins developed by SuperWeb LLC are designed solely to generate revenue by displaying intrusive online advertisements and collecting personally identifiable information.
How did Blazer Deals install on my computer?
Blazer Deals, and other extensions developed by this company, are distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, usually infiltrate systems without users' permission. Bundling is stealth installation of additional applications with the chosen software. The developers are aware that users often lack caution when downloading and installing software - they exploit this shortcoming by hiding applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Many users rush the download and installation processes and skip most steps, including these settings, thereby inadvertently installing rogue applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download your chosen software from a trusted source - usually the official website. If you are downloading from a freeware download website using a download manager, closely observe each step and decline all offers to install additional apps. Furthermore, downloaded software should be installed with the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any concealed bogus applications listed for installation and enable you to cancel them.
Deceptive free software installers used in Blazer Deals adware distribution:
Blazer Deals adware generating intrusive online ads ('Ads by Blazer Deals'):
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- What is Blazer Deals?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Blazer Deals application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Blazer Deals adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Blazer Deals ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Blazer Deals' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Blazer Deals ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Blazer Deals 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 "Blazer Deals", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Blazzer Deals ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Blazer Deals 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 "Blazer Deals", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the blazer deals adware, 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 "Blazer Deals", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the blazer deals adware, 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 "Blazer Deals".
Computer users who have problems with blazer deals adware 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 blazer deals adware, 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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