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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Cant change my homepage

Blinkx

Blinkx is a browser plugin that promises to help you access the most popular films and TV shows in a blink of an eye. If you notice it on your system, it means only two things: first, you have downloaded it yourself from its official website toolbar.blinkx.com or it might get onto your computer together with additional software. Blinkx is compatible with Internet Explorer 6 or higher and Firefox; thus, if you are using any of these browsers, you should be cautious. We believe that it is better to erase Blinkx browser plugin from your computer, if you do not want to notice any of its annoying features or even infect your system with malicious software.

You might have probably been lured into downloading Blinkx because it offers many useful features, for instance, access popular shows, free TV, and popular films easily and quickly. However, this is not entirely true because it has been observed that many links leading to shows and films are corrupted and it is rather hard to find the working one. What is more, Blinkx might change your homepage and you will be forced to use Ask search engine. It has been observed that this search engine might show you different ads on the top of search results, so you might click on them accidentally and be lead to the websites that include malicious software. We believe that it is not worth risking; thus, we recommend that you remove Blinkx browser plugin from your system.

If you cannot remember that you have downloaded and installed Blinkx, you should know that it is not a necessary condition in order to notice its presence onto your computer. Thus, you should always install new programs carefully in order to be able to choose the installation options. Another suspicious fact about this browser plugin is the observation that it might collect some non-personal information and send it to the servers of Blinkx. This data will supposedly help to improve services. The only decent solution is to erase Blinkx entirely from your system.

Luckily, we are here to guide you through the removal process; thus, we hope that the removal will not cause you any problems. If you remove Blinkx browser plugin, you will be able to use your preferred homepage again. Besides, you will reduce the possibility to infect your system with malicious software. You should also keep your antimalware tool enabled all the time in order to avoid similar undesirable programs.

How to remove Blinkx

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Settings and then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the application and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button to open the menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program and right-click on Blinkx.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8

  1. Access the Metro UI menu.
  2. Start typing “Control Panel”.
  3. Click on it.
  4. Select Uninstall a program.
  5. Right-click on the application.
  6. Select Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T and then go to Internet Options.
  3. Select the General tab and add a new homepage URL.
  4. Press Alt+T again and then select Manage Add-ons.
  5. Go to Search Providers.
  6. Click on the new search provider and then click Set as default.
  7. Select the unwanted provider and click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click on the General tab and enter a new homepage URL.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Go to the start page of your browser.
  6. Click on the search field in the top-right corner.
  7. Tap F4 and go to Manage Search Engines…
  8. Click on the unwanted search provider and select Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages. Click Set pages.
  4. Add a new page and click OK.
  5. Select Manage search engines…
  6. Click on the new search provider and select Make default.
  7. Click on the unwanted search engine and then click X.
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How to manually remove Blinkx

Files associated with Blinkx infection:

the_blinkx_bho.dll
the_blinkx_toolbar.exe

Blinkx DLL's to remove:

the_blinkx_bho.dll

Blinkx processes to kill:

the_blinkx_toolbar.exe
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