AdBlaster - How to remove

AdBlaster

You can tell by the name that AdBlaster is application related to advertisements. It’s described as useful tool for blocking advertisements on your web browsers, but this descriptions is nothing but a big lie. AdBlaster is listed as an adware, so once installed it will display ads on your web browsers. Those ads are not only annoying, but malicious as well, thus we recommend to get rid of this malware as soon as possible.

There are two most common methods to eliminate infection like AdBlaster – you can do it either manually or automatically, so it’s completely up to you which removal method to choose. If you want to do it fast and effortless, simply download trustworthy anti-malware application, such as Spyhunter or Malwarebytes and scan your computer with it. One of these applications should detect and automatically remove this threat. If your computer is infected with other similar infections, it will detect and remove them as well.

However, if for some reasons you don’t want to download any additional anti-malware software, you can get rid of AdBlaster manually as well. This process might be complicated, therefore we have developed a step-by-step AdBlaster manual removal guide to assist you – scroll down below this article and take a look at it. Try to complete all steps correctly and you will be able to eliminate AdBlaster manually by your own.

If you have faced some difficulties during the removal, feel free to ask us for helps in the comments section below. To learn more about specific features of AdBlaster please continue reading this article.

About AdBlaster adware

It works as browser add-on that can be added to all most common web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or even Safari. That means Apple users can get infected as well.

Once inside it will flood your web browsers with various advertisements in all kinds of forms, such as pop-up, pop-under, in-text, banner or contextual advertisements. New tab or even window with advertisement on it can be opened at any time as well.

Usually advertisements displayed by AdBlaster appear on e-commerce websites, such as eBay or Amazon. You will be offered to purchase some particular goods at very appealing price rate. Do not fall for that trick – most of the time those ads are fake, they are just trying to win your attention and make you click on them this way. And we don’t recommend to do that.

If it happens so that you click on the ad displayed by AdBlaster you will be immediately redirected to other websites that might be owned by various cyber criminals, such as hackers ors scammers. This way your computer can get infected with other viruses or if you attempt to purchase something there you can even get scammed and lose your hard earned money.

Distribution Methods of AdBlaster adware

This infection can enter your system when you download and install some freeware from the Internet. For example, when you download and install some media player or PDF generator from unreliable website, there is a chance that AdBlaster or other similar infection can be downloaded and installed alongside without even warning you about that. This being said, if you want to avoid malware like this, always pay close attention to the installation process of freeware and keep your computer secured with reliable anti-malware software.


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Manual removal of AdBlaster Ads

How to remove AdBlaster using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like AdBlaster install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to AdBlaster . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make AdBlaster easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to AdBlaster and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AdBlaster, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving AdBlaster from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to AdBlaster. Click on the trash bin icon next to AdBlaster or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AdBlaster, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving AdBlaster from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything AdBlaster related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to AdBlaster, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove AdBlaster from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to AdBlaster. Click on the "Remove" icon next to AdBlaster or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving AdBlaster from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the AdBlaster. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AdBlaster, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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