Read this article to learn different methods on how to fully remove Blockadspro Ad Clicker from your computer system and make sure it doesn’t come back in the future too.
An ad-supported browser helper software, going by the name Blockadspro has been detected only to pretend to be useful and stop ads, while in reality it causes multiple negative cons to the computers affected by it. The impact which Blockadspro may cause on your PC may vary, but in general, the suspicious may software collect your data, display numerous advertisements to you and generate traffic to third-party websites via hoax clicking. If you are one of the people who have this software on their computer, we advise to read our article and learn how to fully remove it from your computer and protect yourself against future adware programs and malware too.
How Did Blockadspro Enter Your Computer?Blockadspro infiltrates your system like most browser redirects do – via freeware. Freeware includes all programs, tools, add-ons out there that are available for a free download.
Since the creators of the free programs need to get paid after all, they insert various software components that enter your system while you think you are downloading only the free program. Such unwanted components then are capable of generating revenue for third parties via the Pay-Per-Click method. To avoid letting unwanted programs enter you computer, be extra cautious during the installation process of the freeware. Uncheck all previously selected boxes such as “recommended settings”, for example. Choose only the “custom” option and that is how you’ll not end up with various unwanted pieces of software, some of which may be malicious too.
What Does Blockadspro Do?
As we already pointed out, Blockadspro is an adware program and as such its job is to generate advertisements whenever you are surfing the web. After being installed, Blockadspro attaches a browser extension to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome, depending on which one you are using. This is how it is able to present the ads.
Another thing it will do is to gather information on your browsing. Anything from your IP address to browsing history, search queries, cookies, etc. This is how it is able to display ads relevant to each user’s preferences. This way, it is more likely that users will click on the ads, which will bring higher revenue for the developers of the program.
There is a huge downside to adware programs such as Blockadspro, however, and it is not the fact that the advertisements will annoy you. There is some chance that not all advertisements are genuine. Some may lead to phishing or malicious websites. This will not be good for your computer’s security as it will be at risk of getting infected. And any data that you store on it may be stolen. This is why adware should not be trusted. And it is best to remove Blockadspro right away.
How Does Blockadspro Work?Blockadspro is developed to serve sponsoring third parties by generating traffic and sales for them. The way this is done, however, is not at the best interest of the user.
Once Blockadspro enters your system, it will slow down your Internet connection and your browser may start crashing. In addition, it may start generating multiple pop-ups advertising various product discounts that you will not be able to shut down. In fact, clicking them may redirect you to malicious websites that could further infect your system.
Ad-supported programs like Blockadspro are usually capable of “spying” on the users’ activities. They monitor their browsing routine and collect that information along with some personal data. They may share it with the sponsoring third parties in order to help them personalize the ads and display products and services the users have previously searched for.
The problem, however, is that the collected personal data may fall into the hands of cyber criminals (accidentally or not), thus exposing your system to greater threats.
How to Remove Blockadspro Redirect from Your Computer
Removing a program that is of no use to you is a must. As explained above, it does not only not bring value to you, but it also makes your computer vulnerable to cyber threats and on top – it acts intrusive and may annoy you with unwanted redirects and constant pop-ups.
Removing Blockadspro redirect manually from your system is possible to do, but if you are not certain how to do it, it’s best to use a reliable anti-malware tool for that purpose. Problem is, if you don’t manage to remove it completely, it may continue displaying unwanted pop-ups. Such programs are quite resistant and hard to remove by those who are not tech-savvy, while the anti-malware tool will scan your whole system, detect all malicious components and remove them instantly and completely.
Booting in Safe Mode
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Cut out Blockadspro in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2) Locate the “Processes” tab.
3) Locate the malicious process of Blockadspro, and end it’s task by right-clicking on it and clicking on “End Process”
Eliminate Blockadspro‘s Malicious Registries
For most Windows variants:
1) Hold Windows Button and R.
2) In the “Run” box type “Regedit” and hit “Enter”.
3) Hold CTRL+F keys and type Blockadspro or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%.
4) After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them ermanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
For Windows 7: Open the Start Menu and in the search type and type regedit –> Open it. –> Hold CTRL + F buttons –> Type Blockadspro Virus in the search field.
Win 8/10 users: Start Button –> Choose Run –> type regedit –> Hit Enter -> Press CTRL + F buttons. Type Blockadspro in the search field.