Friday, December 9, 2022

How to Remove The PBlock Adware Browser Extension

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What is PBlock+ adware browser extension?

PBlock+ is a Google Chrome extension that claims to be a popup blocker, but instead displays advertisements in the browser. When installed, this extension will open new tabs in the browser that display advertisements trying to sell software, push fake software updates, and tech support scams.

How was the PBlock+ Extension installed in Chrome?

The PBlock+ extension is currently being distributed using advertisements similar to the one below. It has not been seen being installed via adware bundles or other programs. These advertisements are either shown by site that open popups or new tabs to these pages or via adware. 

PBlock+ Extension installed in Chrome

As this extension advertises itself as a popup blocker, yet displays unwanted and malicious advertisements, it is strongly advised that you uninstall it. If you do not wish to use this extension, you can remove PBlock+ for free using these instructions.

If you are unsure how this extension was installed or are concerned other extensions or unwanted programs may be installed on your computer, you can use the removal guide below instead.

remove PBlock+ adware browser extension

To remove PBlock+ adware browser extension, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Print out instructions before we begin.

STEP 2: Use Rkill to terminate suspicious programs.

STEP 3: Use Malwarebytes AntiMalware to Scan for Malware and Unwanted Programs

STEP 4: Scan and clean your computer with Zemana AntiMalware.

STEP 5: Use AdwCleaner to remove adware from a computer.

STEP 6: Reset browsers back to default settings.

STEP 7: Use HitmanPro to scan your computer for badware

STEP 8: Run Secunia PSI to find outdated and vulnerable programs.

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