I wrote this article to help you remove BlpSearch.com. This BlpSearch.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If the BlpSearch.com website is your new homepage, we have some good and some bad news for you. The bad news is that your computer is no longer infection-free. You have the BlpSearch.com browser hijacker on board. The good news is that these types of infections are relatively easy to be removed, but only if caught on time. This pest acts as an open door for many dangerous online threats. Don’t hesitate to act. Use a trustworthy anti-virus program to scan your system and remove this intruder completely.
The BlpSearch.com hijacker is a classic in its field. It sneaks into its victim’s computer and infects all installed browsers. You have noticed that your homepage is different, but have you noticed that your default search engine has been changed, too? The search results you are seeing do appear as if provided by a well-known search engine, but they’re not. The BlpSearch.com tool “injects” fake entries among them. These, most of the time, are ads. However, the hijacker does not mark them as such. You will never be sure which results are organic and which are paid to be there. Doing an independent research will be impossible while this pest remains active on your device.
The BlpSearch.com hijacker uses the so-called pay-per-click marketing system. For every ad you click on, the owners of the furtive program will be paid. Hence, they will flood you with numerous ads. However, to guarantee its success, the BlpSearch.com hijacker must pay attention to the quality of the ads it displays.
To select ads that will appeal to you, the BlpSearch.com hijacker will spy on you. Yes, that is right. It will monitor your online activities. Thus, for example, if you enter “runners” in some search engine, the BlpSearch.com app will start displaying all kinds of coupons, discounts and great deals for similar items. As convenient as this may sound, those ads are not useful. The hijacker creates an ad-layer which blocks advertisements by its competitors. You will be able to see only what the BlpSearch.com utility allows you to see. Eventually, you will lose track of the current prices. Don’t become an easy target! Track this parasite down and delete it on the spot!
You are terribly wrong if you think that you can ignore the ads displayed by the BlpSearch.com hijacker. This pest will do anything to trick you into clicking on an advertisement. At the most unexpected time, it will open a pop-up window right under the cursor of your mouse. Every time you click on a link, the malicious tool will open additional tabs in your web browser. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. To do all this, the hijacker consumes your computer’s resources. The more ads you see, the more resources are consumed. The BlpSearch.com tool can slow your machine down to a crawl. It can cause some older machines to freeze and crash frequently.
The ads you are seeing are potentially dangerous. The BlpSearch.com hijacker doesn’t have filtering mechanisms. Anyone with money can use its features to promote anything. Hackers often use such services to display corrupted advertisements. If you have the misfortune to click on a malicious ad, you will be redirected to an infected website. There, a drive-by download will be executed. These types of downloads are completely automatic. They do not require the user’s interaction and are extremely fast. For all these reasons, they are often used for malware distribution. Don’t risk your computer’s health. Take actions to remove the BlpSearch.com pest immediately.
We are talking about the BlpSearch.com hijacker being installed on your computer, but do you remember doing it? It is no surprise if you don’t. This parasite deceived you. It may have arrived as a bundled program to some freeware or shareware you downloaded off the web. To make some extra money, developers add “bonus” programs to the installation files of many free programs. When the user executes the installation file, he will be given a choice. Only if you select the advanced installation, will you be able to see a list of all additional programs that come along. We advise you to deselect all extras. Yes, those apps do appear useful, but if you take a moment to consider the situation, you will realize that if you truly needed such tools, you would have downloaded them by yourself.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove BlpSearch.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove BlpSearch.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.