Easy methods to delete PBlocker+
PBlocker+ is a browser extension that claims to block pop-ups but instead displays advertisements in the browser and track users data. They also show dangerous ads that could cause malware infections. It is common that such types of apps are downloaded and installed by the users not deliberately and thus this and other apps of this kind are categorized as potentially unwanted applications. If PBlocker+ and others are installed on browsers then users are advised to remove it as soon as possible.
Once installed, this extension will open new tabs in the browser and display advertisements trying to sell software, push fake software updates and tech support scams. The so called PBlocker+ virus belongs to the adware category. These apps typically spread using deceptive methods in order to deliver pop-up ads, surveys, banners, deals, discounts and other commercial content. Usually, those ads are designed to promote questionable or malicious pages or distribute unwanted apps by executing certain scripts.
Furthermore, PBlocker+ adware gather information related to users browsing activities. The collected data includes IP addresses, entered search queries, geo-locations, address of visited pages and other browsing data. In some case, they might also collect sensitive details. Later on, the collected data are shared with third parties who misuse it in order to generate profit. Moreover, their users could encounter problems related to online privacy, financial losses, browsing safety and may even become victims of identity theft.
How computer gets infected by PBlocker+?
It is very common that potentially unwanted applications are distributed by using bundling method. Bundling is misleading marketing method used to describe as the secret installation of unwanted programs that take place alongside with other programs when users do not decline unwanted offers. It can be done through custom/advanced and other similar settings that are available in download/installation setups. Sometimes, unwanted downloads or installations can also be caused by clicking on deceptive ads that are designed to run harmful scripts. Despite this, PUAs also get spread into system through spam emails, porn or torrent sites, suspicious links, unsafe file sharing networks, cracked software and by using various other deceptive methods.
How to avoid installation of unwanted programs?
Downloads and installations of software should not be finished without declining unwanted offers as mentioned in the previous paragraph. Programs or files should not be downloaded via third party installers, free file hosting sites, unofficial pages etc as it commonly offers harmful content. To do so, it is advised to use only official websites and direct links. Moreover, advertisements that appear on dubious pages should not be clicked as those ads open various untrustworthy sites or even cause unwanted downloads/installations. Any unwanted or unknown extensions that are installed on a web browser should be removed immediately. To remove PBlocker+, use an anti-malware program such as Spyhunter for Windows to find and remove suspicious programs, adware and malicious browser extensions.
Description: display lots of unwanted ads and pop-ups on your system screen as well as redirect you to harmful websites constantly.
Symptoms: Decreased internet browsing speed, display unwanted advertisements on infected websites and so on.
Intrusion: spam emails, bundled freeware and shareware, suspicious websites, harmful links, porn or torrent sites, torrent file downloads and many more.
Damage: internet browser tracking, display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Removal: Use an anti-malware removal tool to remove PBlocker+ adware completely and safely from the machine.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove PBlocker+:
Remove the related items of PBlocker+ using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing PBlocker+ issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (PBlocker+) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to PBlocker+ removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to PBlocker+ still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove PBlocker+ plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in PBlocker+ removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete PBlocker+ (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.