What is BlockIt ads? I got it few days ago when downloaded a new update of flash player. Is it a browser hijacker? I would like to have it removed but not sure how to do. Is there any way to get rid of it? I need some removal instruction to help me remove it completely. Where can I find the help?
BlockIt ads are a kind of annoying ads which shall be responsible for many pop up ads on the victim browser. This is an adware program which is compatible with the current browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and so forth. This browser hijacker is mainly used for browser advertising or browser hijacking. The browser hijacker enters target system through a variety of channels. Usually, this browser adware is packed by free downloading links from unknown resources media or video or with the famous software installation packages directly. There also have some unnecessary advertisements which may contain a lot of PC viruses.
Relying on antivirus software is not a very good choice. When dealing with adware or browser hijacker that is built by the legit company, it is hard for antivirus to detect and remove. The prevention of computer viruses is not so easy because it does not belong to PC viruses at the moment. It does not list on the threaten list on antivirus or firewall protection. It is a procedure that is mainly for product promotion. So security program will not warning you when it takes over your browser. But to many people, it is annoying because its interference on the infected browsers such as unnecessary search engine, unwanted ads, unwanted noise and unneeded changes. Although it is not a virus, it does show a lot of malicious characters, such as Rootkit, secretly changes and going deep into the operating system to change browser settings. If you have encountered with this nasty browser adware, you need to remove it as soon as possible.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*BlockIt ads is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of BlockIt ads.
As we all know, BlockIt ads are a stubborn unwanted browser hijacker that is almost impossible for most users to completely get rid of it. What makes it so nasty? First of all, people need to pay attention to some strange sign of your computer. It often comes with the careless installation process and it is hard to avoid because it usually bundles with installation process of other software. Paying attention to the installation process will help people not so easily get infected with browser hijacker. Secondly, this browser hijacker cannot be removed by antivirus. We strongly recommend that you remove the stubborn browser hijacker in manual way.
Published by & last updated on May 16, 2014 4:24 am