Blpsearch.com virus - How to remove

Blpsearch.com is a fake search engine developed by Aztec Media, a marketing company based in Cyprus. This company is responsible for many browser hijackers and Blpsearch is an integral part of many of them.

How Blpsearch.com hijacks your browser

Typically, BlPsearch infects computers with other software. Lots of software try to make money not by asking users to pay money, but by including unwanted additional software in the installer – they get paid for this. A typical bundle might have one “useful” program, one new tab hijacker, one search hijacker, an adware and a fake system optimizer. While the law requires that they ask people’s permission to be installed on system, most of the time these choices are preselected for “yes” and those skip these installation steps end up with a ton of crapware on their computer.

After infecting your computer, one of the BLPsearch-driven new tab clones installs on Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari and this search engine hijacks default search settings. This is desired by the owners of Blpsearch.com who can make some money from the web searches performed through this website.

Blpsearch.com is a sign that a browser hijacker was installed, so that should be taken care of:

Type of threat
  • Adware – collects your data and directs you to certain websites where ads are displayed
  • Browser hijacker – changes browser settings
Problems with Blpsearch.com
  • Private browsing data, such as search queries, are exposed to the owners of this search engine
  • Browsing settings can’t be changed to a more reliable search engine until the hijacker is removed
How Blpsearch.com spreads
  • Downloaded with freeware
  • Included in browser hijackers
Blpsearch.com removal
  • Uninstall suspicious software
  • Find and remove malware using antivirus tools (SpyHunter for PC, Combo Cleaner for Mac)
  • Remove suspicious browser extensions and restore browser settings

 

Search4Moviex, FootballScores24, Moviesearchcenter.com all used Blpsearch.com at some point and they rarely differ much. The new tab displays weather information and might display some advertising. Lots of these new tab hijackers are not be installed in legitimate ways at all. There are no public downloads for these scams, their websites do not provide any installation instructions. It is obvious that they know that no sane person will start using them on their own. Some of these parasites do not have uninstall instructions either, which is a sign of malicious programs.

Why Blpsearch.com is used

BLPsearch.com has no search index on its own, so it has to use different search engines (my version showed the results in search.yahoo.com). However, each search you do on their hijackers is passed through its website and then passed to a legitimate search engine. This is done for the following reasons:

  1. Track your searches and thus interests. This allows them to show you targeted advertisements in the future.
  2. Making money from search engines that buy new users (yes, some search engines spend money so you would use them or else they would die off). Both Yahoo, Ask and several smaller sites have done that in the past.
  3. Increase their site popularity rank so they can either sell the page or marketing companies would hire them to show you even more advertisements. Alexa popularity rank for BLPSearches and their sister sites vary in popularity but Blpsearch.com is very popular considering it provides no value to users.

Additionally, using a redirecting search engine is highly risky behavior. That is because you will never know which real search page would provide the results. They could change the search engine to a malicious one at any time and it would be hard to track how you landed on such a page. Thus I strongly recommend removing BLP Search or any new tab clone that uses it from PC and scanning it against more parasites.

How to avoid Blpsearch.com

To avoid the Blpsearch.com virus, you should be more careful when downloading free programs from the Internet. Make sure you always follow all the installation steps of all new applications and never allow them to change your homepage or search engine, add any toolbars or install other programs that you are not familiar with. This way, you will protect your system from getting a lot of unwanted programs that use bundling to be distributed.

If your browsers have already been affected, remove the Blpsearch.com virus as soon as possible. Automatic removal is much easier and it will guarantee that all unwanted programs are fully eliminated. A good anti-malware program (like Combo Cleaner for Mac or SpyHunter for PC) will also prevent your computer from similar attacks in future.

Automatic Malware removal tools

Download Spyhunter for Malware detection
(Win)

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Download Combo Cleaner for Malware detection
(Mac)

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Manual removal of Blpsearch.com virus

How to remove Blpsearch.com virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Blpsearch.com virus 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 Blpsearch.com virus . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Blpsearch.com virus 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.

TopHow To remove Blpsearch.com virus from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

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

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset 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.

How To remove Blpsearch.com virus from Firefox:Top

  • 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 Blpsearch.com virus 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
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Blpsearch.com virus, 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
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset 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 the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

How to remove Blpsearch.com virus 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.
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
Edge new open the three-dot menu and choose settings.
  • Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
Edge new Open Address bar settings.
  • Choose Manage search engines.
Edge new choose manage search engines.
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
Edge new choose remove for unwanted search engines.
  • Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
  • Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
Edge new remove startup pages. (Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Blpsearch.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings
  • Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
  • Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
Edge new restore settings.
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
Edge new restore settings comfirmation. If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Blpsearch.com virus from Safari:Top

Remove malicious extensions
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Blpsearch.com virus and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions) If you are still experiencing any issues related to Blpsearch.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on 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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