The FF uBlocker is a malicious Firefox add-on from the adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) category. Technically, the FF uBlocker is the Mozilla Firefox addon that created to make a money. It may change browser settings, display lots of ads or redirect affected web browser on unwanted web-pages. Once started, the FF uBlocker may pop-up a new web-browser window with ads or inject a large amount of advertising banners directly into the web pages you’re viewing.
The FF uBlocker add-on that causes a huge count of annoying pop-ups, is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the virus may inject sponsored links within the Firefox’s screen. Moreover, the extension may alter the Firefox browser’s start page and search provider.
The worst is, the virus can be used to gather a wide variety of your user info such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This confidential data, later, may be used for marketing purposes.
The tutorial below explaining steps to get rid of FF uBlocker virus problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the FF uBlocker add-on that may attack the Mozilla Firefox and other popular web-browsers. The step by step guidance will help you get rid of extension and thus clean your web browser from all unwanted advertisements.
Remove FF uBlocker (removal steps)
Without a doubt, the FF uBlocker extension is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this harmful extension which created to reroute your browser to various ad webpages. To get rid of this extension, you may use the manual removal guidance which are given below or free malicious software removal utility like Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) or HitmanPro (all are free). We recommend you use automatic removal method that will allow you to get rid of FF uBlocker easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in computer or in the case where addon is not removed automatically. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your internet browser or restart your computer.
To remove FF uBlocker, use the following steps:
- Remove FF uBlocker virus without any tools
- How to get rid of FF uBlocker virus with free applications
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Remove FF uBlocker virus without any tools
The steps will help you get rid of FF uBlocker extension. These FF uBlocker removal steps work for the Mozilla Firefox, as well as every version of Windows operating system.
Delete dubious apps using MS Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of undesired ads or web-browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as displayed in the following example.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all apps installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any questionable and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Remove FF uBlocker from Mozilla Firefox
If your Firefox browser is infected by the FF uBlocker or an unknown search provider displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your FF web-browser settings to its original state.
How to get rid of FF uBlocker virus with free applications
It’s not enough to get rid of FF uBlocker extension from your web browser by following the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some the malicious extension related files may remain on your PC system and they will recover the plugin even after you remove it. For that reason we advise to run free anti malware tool like Zemana Free, MalwareBytes and HitmanPro. Either of those applications should has the ability to scan for and remove FF uBlocker addon.
How to delete FF uBlocker malicious extension with Zemana Anti-malware
You can delete FF uBlocker malicious add-on automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We advise this malware removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software, ad supported software with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Now you can set up and use Zemana to remove FF uBlocker from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana Free installer named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to set up this tool on your system.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malicious software removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the FF uBlocker virus that causes multiple undesired advertisements and pop-ups. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Free will scan for threats present on your personal computer.
After Zemana Free has finished scanning, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will open a list of all items detected by the scan. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will delete FF uBlocker harmful addon and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once the clean up is done, you can be prompted to reboot your system to make the change take effect.
Remove FF uBlocker and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro cleans your PC system from hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, unwanted toolbars, web browser plugins and other undesired applications such as FF uBlocker harmful plugin that causes web-browsers to open undesired ads. The free removal tool will help you enjoy your computer to its fullest. Hitman Pro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to search for if there are unwanted software in your machine. You can review the scan results, and select the items you want to erase.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to run the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to perform a system scan for the FF uBlocker extension that causes a huge number of intrusive pop up ads. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan HitmanPro will search for threats present on your computer.
After the system scan is done, a list of all items found is produced as shown in the figure below.
Review the scan results and then click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove FF uBlocker extension and add malicious items to the Quarantine. When that process is complete, the utility may ask you to reboot your PC.
Remove FF uBlocker with Malwarebytes
You can delete FF uBlocker addon automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily delete hijackers, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your PC. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will assist you set up MalwareBytes Free on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the FF uBlocker malicious extension which made to reroute your browser to various ad pages. While the tool is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When the system scan is complete, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will show you the results. In order to remove all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will begin to get rid of FF uBlocker harmful extension that causes browsers to open undesired pop up advertisements. When the cleaning procedure is finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to remove browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software.
How to say safe online
We recommend to install an adblocker program that may block malicious, misleading and other unwanted webpages. The ad blocking utility such as AdGuard is a application that basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious web-sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocker applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the World Wide Web.
Visit the following page to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
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Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is complete, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your Mozilla Firefox should be clean of the FF uBlocker extension that redirects the browser to annoying ad webpages. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and annoying harmful pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new viruss and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of FF uBlocker add-on from the Firefox, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.