Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are considered a possible threat to users because they can be downloaded unknowingly. Despite the fact that the user consented to download a certain program, possibly unwanted software may have been downloaded as well by choosing the automatic software installer. In that sense, Blacklister or BlackLister is considered a potentially unwanted application. BlackLister is described as a useful tool suitable for parental supervision. The program is most likely included in the packages of other freeware products. However, it may also be promoted on legitimate websites. Its description may appear useful to parents who wish to know what their kids are doing online.
The main concern with applications of the potentially unwanted kind is if they are ad-supported. Ad-supported software, or adware, is often designed to generate and display intrusive advertisements in the browser. Moreover, PUPs are usually compatible with all widely used browsers. BlackLister is not an exception – the application is suitable for Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. Image Source: BlackLister Beta
BlackLister Application Description
As visible by the image, BlackLister is described as an application that prevents children from encountering unwanted adult content on the Web. However, there are suspicions that once installed, BlackLister may bring intrusive ad-generated content to the browser. If the application is ad-supported:
- Tracking cookies may be added to the browser to collect browsing histories and search queries also known as non-personal information.
- Personally identifiable information (PII) may be obtained such as usernames, passwords, names, IP addresses, etc.
- Unsafe browser redirects may happen if the user clicks a random ad.
BlackLister Application Uninstallation
Legitimate applications may be uninstalled manually. Several useful steps are provided below the article. In case the user lacks experience in manual removal of adware, he may proceed towards installing valid anti-spyware software. Once installed, the antivirus solution will protect the system from malware.
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 BlackLister from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BlackLister from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BlackLister from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BlackLister from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BlackLister from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BlackLister from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BlackLister from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BlackLister from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BlackLister
Step 2: Uninstall BlackLister 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 BlackLister 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 BlackLister there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BlackLister from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BlackLister 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 BlackLister 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 BlackLister files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as BlackLister, 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 BlackLister 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 BlackLister 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 BlackLister 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 BlackLister 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 BlackLister will be removed.
Eliminate BlackLister 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.