If you turn on your computer and your browser is launched automatically, after that immediately display the intrusive Blueseek.com web site or your internet browser began to display lots of advertisements, then it could mean your machine has become a victim of ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you are an active Internet user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with these unwanted Blueseek.com redirects and popup ads. Follow the tutorial below to clean your computer as quickly as possible, as the adware can be a way to infect your computer with more dangerous malicious software like viruses and trojans. The steps which follow, I’ll show you how to delete adware and thereby delete Blueseek.com undesired advertisements from your computer forever.
Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will alter the browser’s homepage and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
The malicious software from the ad-supported software family that changes the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the web-browser, instead of your start page, you will see the intrusive Blueseek.com advertisements.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your machine from the adware as well as remove Blueseek.com annoying pop-ups from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge and other browsers.
Remove Blueseek.com ads
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your PC system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this ad supported software that causes multiple annoying pop-up ads. To get rid of this adware, you may use the manual removal instructions which are given below or free malicious software removal utility like Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free or AdwCleaner (all are free). We suggest you use automatic removal way that will help you to delete Blueseek.com pop-up ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where adware is not deleted automatically. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or restart your computer.
How to get rid of Blueseek.com redirect without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Blueseek.com redirect from the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Delete Blueseek.com associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed applications on your PC and remove all unknown and recently installed software. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal utility such as Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop-ups and web browser redirect to the unwanted Blueseek.com page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed on the image below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to remove is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the following example.
Fix web browser shortcuts, changed by ‘ad supported’ software
Important to know, most anti malware software which are able to get rid of ad supported software, but unable to find and recover modified shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge browsers manually.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text such as “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Blueseek.com from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the FF settings like home page, newtab page and search engine by default have been replaced by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, open the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Blueseek.com popup advertisements from Google Chrome
Use the Reset internet browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as new tab, startpage and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web-browser redirects to undesired ad web-sites like Blueseek.com.
- First start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your internet browser’s startpage, newtab and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Blueseek.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all browser startpage, newtab page and search provider by default you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect. It will remove ‘ad supported’ software that cause undesired Blueseek.com pop up advertisements to appear, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, newtab and default search provider to default state.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying Blueseek.com web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks which have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Blueseek.com redirect with free applications
If your system is still infected with adware which created to reroute your internet browser to various ad web sites like Blueseek.com, then the best method of detection and removal is to use an antimalware scan on the PC system. Download free malware removal utilities below and run a full system scan. It will allow you remove all components of the adware from hardisk and Windows registry.
How to remove Blueseek.com pop up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer of the adware. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal application designed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijacker infections, malware, toolbars, ransomware and adware that causes lots of undesired Blueseek.com ads.
Now you can install and use Zemana Free to delete Blueseek.com redirect from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the following link to download Zemana Anti Malware installation package named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Launch the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your machine.
During install you can change certain settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When setup is finished, this malicious software removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software which causes intrusive Blueseek.com ads. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana will detect all threats present on your PC.
After finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove ‘ad supported’ software that causes browsers to open intrusive Blueseek.com ads and add threats to the Quarantine. Once finished, you can be prompted to reboot your system to make the change take effect.
How to automatically delete Blueseek.com with Malwarebytes
Manual Blueseek.com ads removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your personal computer of ad-supported software. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes on your personal computer by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When the download is finished, close all software and windows on your machine. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button for checking your machine for the adware which causes intrusive Blueseek.com pop-ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the utility is checking, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
Once the scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will remove adware that causes multiple undesired pop up ads and add threats to the Quarantine. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the system.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove adware, hijacker and other malware.
Use AdwCleaner to get rid of Blueseek.com pop ups
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that may be downloaded and use to get rid of adware that causes web-browsers to display annoying Blueseek.com pop-ups, browser hijackers, malicious software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can run this utility to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 3, 2018
- When downloading is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button for scanning your personal computer for the adware that causes unwanted Blueseek.com popups. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the AdwCleaner utility is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- Once AdwCleaner has completed scanning your system, you will be shown the list of all found threats on your computer. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to block Blueseek.com and stay safe online
Use ad blocking application like AdGuard in order to stop ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your machine performance and impact your computer security. Browse the Net anonymously and stay safe online!
- Download AdGuard program on your system from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- When downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 run your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block ads, web-sites such Blueseek.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Blueseek.com ads and other unwanted applications
Most commonly, the ‘ad supported’ software spreads bundled with the setup packages from a free hosting and file sharing web-sites. So, install a free software is a a good chance that you will find a bundled ‘ad supported’ software. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the setup, select the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install additional software. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your system like this ad-supported software that developed to redirect your web browser to various ad web sites like Blueseek.com.
Once you have done the instructions above, your PC system should be free from adware that made to reroute your internet browser to various ad web-pages such as Blueseek.com and other malware. The Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge will no longer redirect you to various unwanted web-sites such as Blueseek.com. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.