If you keep receiving the Blankpage1.ru when you start the browser, it could mean your computer is infected with a malware from the browser hijacker family. Once installed, it will make a changes to the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge’s settings. So, every time, when you will start the web-browser, it will began to open Blankpage1.ru annoying homepage instead of your homepage. Moreover, this malware may block an option to restore your homepage.
The Blankpage1.ru browser hijacker usually affects only the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The hijacker will perform a scan of the PC for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://blankpage1.ru/i/start.html’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the web-browser, you will see the Blankpage1.ru annoying site.
As mentioned above, the Blankpage1.ru browser hijacker infection also changes the internet browser’s search engine. So, your browser, when searching something, will open a hodgepodge of ads, links to malicious and misleading pages and search results of a big search engines like Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a browser’s search becomes impossible. Moreover, it may also lead to slowing or even freeze your browser.
Although, Blankpage1.ru browser hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it changes the settings of your browser. Moreover, with this browser hijacker, an adware can be additionally installed on to your system, that will display a huge number of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. Often such advertising may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit malicious sites. So, it’s very important to as quickly as possible to clean your computer. The instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to get rid of Blankpage1.ru search from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and other browsers.
How to Blankpage1.ru browser hijacker infection get installed onto system
Probably this web-browser hijacker get installed onto your system when you have installed a free programs like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly Blankpage1.ru is bundled within the installation packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web-sites. Even removing this program, your internet browser settings will not be restored. Therefore, you must follow the instructions below to restore your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
How to manually remove Blankpage1.ru
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Blankpage1.ru from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove Blankpage1.ru associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall Blankpage1.ru search
- Remove Blankpage1.ru startpage from Google Chrome
- Uninstall Blankpage1.ru startpage from Firefox
- Remove Blankpage1.ru homepage from IE
Remove Blankpage1.ru associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web-browser redirect to unwanted sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall Blankpage1.ru search
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to start your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is redirected to the blankpage1.ru/i/start.html or other unwanted web-site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The hijacker infection can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you launch your internet browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://blankpage1.ru/i/start.html” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown on the screen below. Click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the blankpage1.ru/i/start.html web-page or any other unwanted web sites. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Blankpage1.ru startpage from Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click to Settings option. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Uninstall Blankpage1.ru startpage from Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as start page and search provider by default have been changed by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Run the Firefox and press button to open the Tools menu. It shows the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will display the confirmation dialog box. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Blankpage1.ru browser hijacker. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove Blankpage1.ru homepage from IE
To restore the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer’s settings to the state, they were when the Windows OS was first installed on your PC system.
Launch the Internet Explorer. Open the Tools menu (click ‘gear’ icon ). It shows the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options”. In the “Internet Options” dialog screen, you need to click on the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Click on the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next press the “Reset” button. Once the task is done, click “Close” button, then close the IE. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to back your browser’s start page and search provider by default to default state.
Remove Blankpage1.ru startpage with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Delete Blankpage1.ru manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free software will help you to remove adware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your PC for the hijacker that cause a redirect to Blankpage1.ru. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will begin removing Blankpage1.ru hijacker related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block Blankpage1.ru redirect and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertising and malicious sites, you need to use an program that blocks access to dangerous advertising banners and pages. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, sites such Blankpage1.ru, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Blankpage1.ru is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot delete this browser hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Blankpage1.ru hijacker.
- Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Blankpage1.ru removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with Blankpage1.ru removal.