Do you know what Blinkx is?
If you have noticed a toolbar added to your Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers, it might be true that you have Blinkx browser plugin on your system. Most probably, you have downloaded it from its official website; however, if you have found it somewhere on the web, it is highly recommended to erase it. Blinkx itself promises to provide a possibility to watch different movies and TV shows online. Besides, it offers you to browse through a long list of shows by genres and networks and even enjoy Free TV. Unfortunately, it has drawbacks as well. Thus, we believe that it is better to erase it if you do not want to infect your system with malicious software.
First of all, you will definitely notice the presence of Blinkx because it tends to change default homepage and search engine. Even though it seems that Ask provides decent search results, you must have noticed that it adds several advertisements before search results. These ads tend to be based on your search queries; however, it does not mean that it is safe to click on them. Unfortunately, you will not be able to restore the changes unless you remove Blinkx browser plugin from your system. It will take several minutes but you will considerably reduce the possibility of getting acquainted with malicious software.
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It might be very possible that you will meet other applications related with Blinkx on the web. These include Video Toolbar and Screensaver. Have you already noticed them on your system? We believe that it would be better to remove them all as they might act in an annoying way and even infect your system. Actually, you should always be careful while installing new programs because you might end up with dozens of them as they tend to come in a bundle.
Do you want to remove Blinkx browser plugin? You just have to follow the instructions provided below or you can scan your system with a reliable antimalware tool like SpyHunter. It will definitely not disappoint you because it will not only detect all the undesirable programs including Blinkx, but also not let other potentially unwanted applications enter your system. Have you chosen manual removal? You can scan your computer with a reliable malware remover and find out whether you have deleted all the unreliable software from your PC.
How to remove Blinkx
- Open the Start menu.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel and then click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on Blinkx and select Uninstall.
- Right-click on the background of the Metro UI.
- Select All apps.
- Find Control Panel on the list.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and click the Uninstall button.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Manage Add-ons.
- Go to Search Providers.
- Click on a new search provider and then click Set as default.
- Click on the search provider that you wish to erase. Select Remove.
- Tap Alt+T again and then select Internet Options.
- Select the General tab, type in your homepage address and click OK.
- Launch your browser.
- Tap Alt+T.
- Select Options.
- Click on the General tab.
- Type in homepage URL and click OK.
- Click on the search provider icon that you will find in the upper part of the screen.
- Select Manage search engines…
- Click on the unwanted search provider.
- Select Remove.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Tick Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages.
- Add a new page and click OK.
- Click Manage search engines… under Search.
- Select a search provider and click Make default.
- Click on the unwanted search engine and then click X.
- Click Close.
In non-techie terms:
Blinkx is a browser plugin which will not do anything really beneficial for your system. Instead, it might infect your computer with malicious software via all those ads. However, it is not the only one application; nowadays there are plenty of browser plugins being published and it is extremely difficult to know which ones could be trusted. In order not to install various undesirable programs onto your PC, you should always keep your antimalware tool enabled.
Aliases: Blinkx toolbar.