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BlockIt Removal Manual

Name BlockIt
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The application triggers the display of advertisements and may slow down the browser. It is promoted as a suspicious sites blocking tool.
Symptoms Display of unwanted advertisements, monitoring of browsing activities, sensitive data collection.
Distribution Method Ad-supported software is often spread via the bundling method. Also, the application may have been downloaded from a freeware page or its official page most often by redirects.
Detection tool Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By BlockIt

blockit-siteAn application, recognized by security investigators as an adware program, containing discounts, sales and deal-related pop-up advertisements. It may be seen when browsing some of the most widely used shopping websites(BestBuy, Amazon, eBay, Alibaba). This potentially unwanted program(PUP) is could be inserted into the familiar web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome.

What Is BlockIt?

BlockIt is an adware PUP that may target inexperienced users, claiming that it is the perfect tool that may or may not block adult or other malicious sites a child might click on. Even though the service it claims to provide is very beneficial, experts report that the application collects any user-entered information and aggregates the content. Also, there are indications in their privacy policy that they may collaborate with third parties and affiliates. Such could conceal certain dangers for the PC user, especially if it is a child, that may be easily tricked into entering their personal information.

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More so in the privacy policy on their site, the developers claim that this application may use pixel tags and other tracking technologies to collect various information from users. This not only has nothing to do with the service they claim to provide but is also dangerous, especially for minors. The cause of these dangers could be the possibility that third-parties may display ad content based on user interests tricking them into:

  • Sharing their personal information to unknown parties.
  • Giving out financial credentials.
  • Downloading malware in the form of flash updates.

There are many dangers, connected with third party websites and sometimes the best defense against any possible threats, besides having a good anti-malware program, is the users themselves. If a user is always informed on the latest threats and methods of installation of such on computers, the chance of them getting infected may drop dramatically.

BlockIt – How Did I Get It?

This program may be installed on user computers via different methods. An efficient one is if it is automatically downloaded via a redirect link from an ad the user may have clicked on. The most common method of distribution of the PUP could be bundling with other software. The app takes advantage of the ‘fast-clicking syndrome’ in users when installing programs, downloaded from third-party websites. These programs may conceal BlockIt in one of their installation steps that are often disregarded.

How To Remove BlockIt From PCs?

To manually remove BlockIt from your computer, be advised that you should follow the step-by-step guide below for uninstallation and restoration of any modified settings. However, this is not a guarantee that there won’t be any remnants of the software on the computers, most often of which usually may be cookies. To remove any registry files and associations of BlockIt from your machine, you should download a reputable anti-malware program. It will scan for anything out of the ordinary on your computer and remove this and other future threats. By installing such software, you also insure yourself for constant and automatic protection.

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Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

1. Remove/Uninstall BlockIt
2. Restore the settings in your browser
3. Remove BlockIt automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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