- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Cant change my homepage
- Annoying Pop-up's
Blekko search engine is a legitimate website that aims to provide spam-free search. It has quite a few browser extensions to offer for Internet users and Blekko Search bar is one of them. Blekko Search is different from other major search engines in a way that it introduces slash tags into search and a lot of social features. The search engine can be accessed at blekko.com and from there the user can find and download Blekko Search toolbar and other browser plugins. Blekko Search bar is also available at Mozilla add-ons website for Mozilla Firefox users.
Despite the fact that some of the users claim that Blekko Search change their default home pages without their permission, browser add-ons for this search engine usually requires enabling and that is done by the user himself. Unless, of course, you download Blekko Search bundled with other freeware applications you find online, and go through the installation process negligently. However, the bottom line is that generally Blekko Search prompts the user about the browser extension tools that are about to be installed.
If you do not like using Blekko Search bar and you think that the overall features obscure the general search function, you can always remove Blekko Search from your computer. This is not a computer virus, and even though it might be rather pervasive, it does not resist the removal. You can find uninstall instructions at blekko.com for each browser this search bar is compatible with (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome). Or you can refer to the uninstall instructions below, if you prefer:
Remove Blekko Search
From Internet Explorer
If you think that there could be possible malicious activity on your computer, download a free SpyHunter scanner to perform a full system scan. In case malicious files are detected, remove them immediately.
How to manually remove Blekko Search
Files associated with Blekko Search infection:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\blekkotb_017
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\blekko toolbars
Blekko Search DLL's to remove:
Blekko Search processes to kill:
Remove Blekko Search registry entries: