Do you know what Ad Blaster is?
Ad Blaster is an adware application that can collect data on your web browsing habits and then display commercial advertisements. It is promoted as a browser extension that can BLOCK annoying pop-ups. However, since Ad Blaster is a freeware application, it needs to somehow support itself. Thus, just like many other similar applications, Ad Blaster exposes users to commercial ads, and, if users click any of the ads, they automatically generate financial profit to adware creators. You are strongly suggested to remove Ad Blaster from your computer at once if you want to avoid various computer security issues.Ad Blaster screenshot
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Because this application can be easily downloaded at adblasterapp.com, and it looks like a genuine ad blocker application, users often fail to notice that Ad Blaster might cause specific computer security problems. Nevertheless, after thorough research we have found that Ad Blaster is related to such potential threats as Share Anything and Meteoroids adware, so you cannot trust Ad Blaster completely. It is also very likely that this adware program gets distributed bundled with freeware applications via third-party file sharing websites. If that is the case, you probably did not even notice how Ad Blaster entered your computer, because you were focused on something else.
At first glance, Ad Blaster does not look dangerous or annoying. The application supposedly comes with “awesome” features that block all pop-ups and other types of ads. Consequently, it says it should increase your computer speed and make your web browsing safer. What is more, sometimes Ad Blaster comes with additional toolbars that can be installed on your computer together with the application. If you want to avoid installing unnecessary browser extensions, please be attentive during Ad Blaster’s setup and read every installation step carefully. If you install the full version of this application, you are bound to automatically change your homepage and default search engine as well.
Needless to say, Ad Blaster is not a browser hijacker because it informs users about the oncoming changes (if you happen to implement them). However, even the main homepage claims that Ad Blaster is ad-supported software:
Ad Blaster is entirely free to use, but may show advertisements while Ad Blaster is installed. These programs help us keep Ad Blaster 100% awesome and free for you.
The problem is that Ad Blaster and similar apps seldom review what kind of content gets embedded into the aforementioned ads. In other words, the program is not responsible for the third-party content security, and, if Ad Blaster gets exploited by cybercriminals, you might be exposed to corrupted and sometimes even malicious content.
Therefore, it would be in your best interests to remove Ad Blaster from your computer immediately. Follow the manual removal instructions below to terminate this application, and then make sure that you have deleted all the other related applications as well.
How to uninstall Ad Blaster
- Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- When the Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Ad Blaster.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Ad Blaster.
- Click the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall Ad Blaster.
In non-techie terms:
Ad Blaster is an adware application that cannot live up to its promises. You should get rid of Ad Blaster immediately and then scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. You never know what other unwanted applications might be running on your computer.