|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|
An 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?
- 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.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove BlockIt from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BlockIt on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BlockIt in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BlockIt from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BlockIt from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BlockIt from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BlockIt from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable BlockIt Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove BlockIt from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BlockIt
Step 2: Uninstall BlockIt and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BlockIt on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BlockIt there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BlockIt from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BlockIt and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BlockIt via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove BlockIt files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as BlockIt, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BlockIt from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase BlockIt from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall BlockIt from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove BlockIt from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BlockIt will be removed.
Eliminate BlockIt from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by BlockIt from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".