What is MyADBlocksSearch?
According to cyber security experts, MyADBlocksSearch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the family of Browser hijackers. Browser hijacker is a form of software that changes browser settings to generate revenue. It have various methods of earning by displaying advertisements forcibly to its victims. Browser hijackers can display unwanted advertisements, alter the victim’s browser search provider and home page, or redirect the victim’s web-browser to unrequested web sites. Below we are discussing ways which are very effective in uninstalling browser hijackers. The steps will also help you to delete MyADBlocksSearch from your web-browser.
Most often, browser hijackers promote fake search providers by setting their address as the default search engine. In this case, the browser hijacker installs feed.myadblocks.com as a search engine. This means that users whose browser is affected with the browser hijacker are forced to visit myadblocks.com each time they search in the Internet, open a new window or tab. And since myadblocks.com is not a real search provider and does not have the ability to find the information users need, this webpage redirects the user’s internet browser to the Yahoo search engine.
Another reason why you need to remove MyADBlocksSearch is its online data-tracking activity. It can collect personal info, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and ads;
- web-browser version information.
If you are unfortunate have the hijacker, adware or malware running on your PC, you can follow the suggestions here to delete this unwanted software from the personal computer.
How can a browser hijacker get on your device
These days certain freeware makers bundle unwanted software which could be browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs such as MyADBlocksSearch, with a view to making some money. So whenever you install a new freeware that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual setup method, disable all optional software.
|Type||PUP, homepage hijacker, browser hijacker, redirect virus, search provider hijacker|
|Related web-domains||feed.myadblocks.com, get.myadblocks.com, install.myadblocks.com, portal.myadblocks.com|
|Affected Browser Settings||search engine, homepage, new tab URL|
|Distribution||fake software updaters, free software setup files, misleading pop up ads|
|Symptoms||Popups and newtab pages are loaded without your request. Every time you perform an Internet search, your web-browser is redirected to another webpage. Your computer starts automatically installing unexpected software. New web browser toolbars suddenly installed on your internet browser. Your web browser startpage or search provider keeps changing or is not set to Google anymor.|
|Removal||MyADBlocksSearch removal guide|
How to remove MyADBlocksSearch hijacker
There are a simple manual guide below that will assist you to delete MyADBlocksSearch from your Windows computer. The most effective way to get rid of this hijacker is to complete the manual removal guide and then run Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will help to weaken this hijacker and the free malware removal tools will completely get rid of MyADBlocksSearch and revert back the Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer settings to default.
To remove MyADBlocksSearch, perform the following steps:
- How to manually remove MyADBlocksSearch
- Automatic Removal of MyADBlocksSearch
- How to stop MyADBlocksSearch redirect
How to manually remove MyADBlocksSearch
Most common browser hijackers may be removed without any antivirus programs. The manual hijacker removal is steps that will teach you how to get rid of the browser hijacker. If you do not want to delete MyADBlocksSearch in the manually due to the fact that you are not skilled at computer, then you can use free removal tools listed below.
Delete questionable programs using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
When troubleshooting a device, one common step is go to Windows Control Panel and delete suspicious software. The same approach will be used in the removal of MyADBlocksSearch hijacker. Please use instructions based on your Microsoft Windows version.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter such as the one below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the MyADBlocksSearch hijacker. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press ‘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’ as shown in the figure below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the MyADBlocksSearch hijacker. If you’re 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 uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Remove MyADBlocksSearch from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If your Firefox web-browser start page has modified to MyADBlocksSearch or an unwanted search engine shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web browser settings to their default state.
Delete MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker from Internet Explorer
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” similar to the one below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button similar to the one below.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s search engine, new tab and home page to default state.
Remove MyADBlocksSearch from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings will allow you to completely reset your web browser. The result of activating this function will bring Chrome settings back to its original settings. This can remove MyADBlocksSearch and disable malicious plugins. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed or cleared.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web browser’s default search engine, home page and new tab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of MyADBlocksSearch
If you are unsure how to remove MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker easily, consider using automatic browser hijacker removal software that listed below. It will identify the MyADBlocksSearch hijacker and delete it from your computer for free.
Run Zemana to remove MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a lightweight utility that created to use alongside your antivirus software, detecting and deleting malicious software, adware 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.
First, please go to the link below, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM).
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is done, close all windows on your device. Further, start the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana AntiMalware on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) application is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
Once Zemana Anti-Malware has completed scanning, Zemana will create a list of unwanted applications and browser hijacker. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker and move the selected threats to the Quarantine. When the process is complete, you can be prompted to restart your device.
Use Hitman Pro to remove MyADBlocksSearch hijacker
Hitman Pro is a free portable application that scans your computer for adware software, potentially unwanted programs and hijackers like MyADBlocksSearch and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it will also help you get rid of any harmful web browser extensions and add-ons.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and use Hitman Pro on your PC. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the MyADBlocksSearch hijacker. While the Hitman Pro is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software..
When HitmanPro is done scanning your PC system, Hitman Pro will display you the results.
When you are ready, click Next button.
It will open a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Get rid of MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
Manual MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not fully removed. We suggest that run the MalwareBytes that are completely free your personal computer of browser hijacker. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, adware and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your PC. Further, start the file called MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the Setup wizard which will allow you install MalwareBytes Free on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click “Get Started” button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
When MalwareBytes has completed scanning your computer, MalwareBytes will display you the results. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will delete MyADBlocksSearch browser hijacker. When finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to get rid of browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
How to stop MyADBlocksSearch redirect
To put it simply, you need to use an ad-blocking tool (AdGuard, for example). It will stop and protect you from any unwanted websites like MyADBlocksSearch, malicious advertisements and pop ups. To be able to do that, the adblocker program uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web site, an advertising content, a banner and others. The adblocker program automatically uses these filters, depending on the web-pages you are visiting.
Click the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as shown below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your device, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block MyADBlocksSearch, as well as other harmful 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, which may be found on your desktop.
We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your personal computer for new hijackers and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying popups and malicious web pages). Moreover, to prevent any hijacker, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect PUPs.
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