Are you annoyed with the situation that your browser is redirect to Blekko.com randomly? Is Blekko a virus? Read the following post and learn more about this redirect virus. It should be deleted manually without any risk.
What is Blekko.com?
Blekko.com is classified as malicious browser hijacker that can corrupt the targeted Internet browser and change browser settings to block users from visiting legitimate web pages. Basically, this type of virus infiltrates into the compromised PC system without a user’s knowledge and permission. It is so tricky that even the most famous antivirus program can’t catch it or remove it. This hijacker exploits security gaps to change Windows DNS settings and Hosts file. Once active, it sends users search traffic in major search engines like Yahoo, Google and Bing to various advertising webpages or counterfeit search related pages such as www.blekko.com. By acting like this, criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. This nasty virus will hijack your homepage, preventing you from changing it back to your favorite website. Bear in mind that this hijacker is a highly dangerous virus that is created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes only. It has no benefit for your computer but bring harm to it. As a browser hijacker, it may refer to the ZeroAccess Rootkit which can be used to steal private information or install rogue security programs.Remove it as quickly as you can to secure your computer.
Picture of Blekko.com Browser Hijacker :
Question1: Users may find that Blekko Virus is difficult to be removed. Most Antivirus program can’t even detect it at all. Why?
Answer: This is a stubborn virus. It can not only damage your computer deeply but also can disguise itself in root of the system from being deleted by all kinds of Antivirus programs. Thus, it becomes complicated for anti-virus software to detect and remove this dangerous threat from the infected computer. Also as for a fact, there is no perfect antivirus in the world which can cope with all the threats because antivirus is produced by human being. It also takes time to improve its function and make it well. That’s why your antivirus become useless to remove this hijacker.
Question2: Is there any way can help me get rid of Blekko completely?
Answer: Yes. To completely remove Blekko.com, manual way is suitable. Have you noticed that there are many websites providing manual guide, but the infected files and registry entries are not the same? That is because tricky Blekko can keep updating itself by changing its files’ names and directories frequently to prevent antivirus detection and add more difficulty to manual removal. Users can watch the video here to learn how to handle the registry entries.
Manual Removal Guide:
1) Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking:
Restart your computer >> As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8″ key constantly >> Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option and then press ENTER >> If you don’t get the Safe Mode with Networking option, please restart the computer again and keep tapping “F8″ key immediately.
2) Locate and delete associated files:
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\random things
3) Detect and remove related registry entries:
How to deal with registry entries?
Warning : From the above video, users should have a clear idea about how to get rid of this hijacker. However, before you take action, you must realize that manual approach is a risky job. Be caution when you do the above steps because if you delete the things you are not sure, it may result in performance problems, registry errors as well as instability issues.