What is PBlocker+
PBlocker+ is supposed to be a browser extension that will improve the browsing experience, but according to security researchers, it is an adware. Adware can cause issues for your computer and web-browser. Adware can show unwanted ads on the web browser so that your cannot block them, redirect the internet browser to malicious web pages, and it can cause malicious web sites to pop up on the browser. Adware might end up on your personal computer after you download and install free applications from suspicious web pages.
Even worse, adware has the ability to collect lots of confidential data about you to get profit. It can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your sensitive info and, subsequently, can transfer it to third parties. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to delete adware from your device.
As evident, PBlocker+ does not really have beneficial features. So, we recommend you remove it without a wait. This will also prevent the adware from tracking your online activities. A full PBlocker+ removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic method listed below.
How does PBlocker+ get on your PC
Browser hijackers, Adware and potentially unwanted programs can get added to your internet browser or computer when you visit a web page and press an Install button, or when you download and run a questionable program, or when you install free application that includes a potentially unwanted program. Be very attentive when installing any software and make sure you deselect any options for additional software that you do not want.
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted program (PUP), pop-up advertisements, pop-up virus, pop ups|
|Removal||PBlocker+ removal guide|
How to remove PBlocker+ (removal guide)
Not all adware apps like PBlocker+ are easily uninstallable. You might see pop ups, deals, text links, in-text advertisements, banners and other type of advertisements in the Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted apps neither appear in MS Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to completely delete PBlocker+ adware, you need to execute the steps below. Some of the steps will require you to restart your PC system or close this web site. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove PBlocker+, complete the following steps:
- How to delete PBlocker+ adware without any software
- Automatic Removal of PBlocker+ adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to delete PBlocker+ adware without any software
The step-by-step guidance designed by our team will help you manually get rid of PBlocker+ adware from your web-browser. If you are not good at computers, we recommend that you use the free tools listed below.
Delete PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious apps. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the IE, MS Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome from pop-ups, hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the screen below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your device. Most probably, one of them is the PBlocker+ . If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as displayed in the figure below.
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like the one below.
You will see a list of apps installed on your device. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the PBlocker+ . If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Remove PBlocker+ adware from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings will remove PBlocker+ adware from web-browser and disable harmful extensions. It will also clear cached and temporary data (cookies, site data and content). Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove PBlocker+ adware software from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox browser is redirected to PBlocker+ and you want to recover the Mozilla Firefox settings back to their original state, then you should follow the few simple steps below. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the PBlocker+ adware software. When, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove PBlocker+ from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web browser start page, newtab and search provider by default you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove PBlocker+ adware, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as search engine by default, homepage and new tab page to default state.
Automatic Removal of PBlocker+ adware
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, adware, hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs. We suggest to run several programs, not just one. These programs that listed below will help you remove all components of the adware from your disk and Windows registry and thereby get rid of PBlocker+ .
Run Zemana Free to delete PBlocker+
Zemana Free is a lightweight tool which created to run alongside your antivirus software, detecting and removing malicious software, adware software and PUPs that other programs miss. Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is easy to use, fast, does not use many resources and have great detection and removal rates.
- Zemana Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- When the downloading process is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click the “Scan” button to start scanning your PC system for the PBlocker+ adware. While the Zemana Free application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- When that process is complete, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will display a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Next”. After disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to restart your PC.
Remove PBlocker+ adware and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
The HitmanPro tool is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It can scan and remove malicious software, potentially unwanted software and adware in Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers and thereby remove all intrusive PBlocker+ pop ups. HitmanPro is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC system.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After the download is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the PBlocker+ adware. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. After the scanning is complete, Hitman Pro will display a list of found threats as displayed on the image below.
You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to remove PBlocker+ with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Free which are completely clean your device of the adware. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you delete the PBlocker+ adware from your web-browsers, potentially unwanted apps, malicious software, browser hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
- Download MalwareBytes Free on your computer from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Once the download is done, close all apps and windows on your PC system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBsetup.
- Choose “Personal computer” option and click Install button. Follow the prompts.
- Once install is complete, click the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the PBlocker+ adware. Depending on your PC, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan MalwareBytes AntiMalware will find threats present on your personal computer.
- When finished, a list of all threats found is prepared. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine”. When disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your device.
The following video offers a instructions on how to get rid of browser hijackers, adware software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM).
How to stay safe online
It’s important to use ad blocker applications like AdGuard to protect your device from malicious websites. Most security experts says that it is okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block misleading and other unwanted webpages.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your personal computer from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” 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 PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block harmful and misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
After completing the steps above, your device should be clean from the PBlocker+ adware and other unwanted software. The Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Google Chrome will no longer display any unwanted ads and pop-up deals. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.