What is AdBlaster?

AdBlaster has a curious mean of deadening user’s attention. Its description claims that AdBlaster is a must-have for those people who are tired of online advertising. Its true nature reveals after the add-on is installed – AdBlaster can be for sure classified as an adware, as it is responsible for generation of thousands of ads. And the ads don’t even really promote products, they actually serve as methods of forwarding the user to third-party websites that work on revenue-per-click basis. On top of everything else, AdBlaster has an ability of spying on user’s Internet activity in order to show more attractive advertisement. If you don’t want to fight ads and spend time on closing popups instead of web browsing, you should remove AdBlaster for sure.

AdBlaster ads

How AdBlaster gets on your PC?

As it has been mentioned before, AdBlaster has a perfect disguise that can confuse many users. Still, the most frequent cause of getting AdBlaster infection is user’s own inattentiveness. The adware is widely spread bundled with freeware, and can be easily avoided. First of all, you should check the reliability of every piece of software that you want to download. Next, make sure that you’ve chosen Advanced or Custom type of installation and read the EULA. Don’t skip the steps of setup wizard, as on some of them you may find options offering additional components, which we recommend to decline in most of the cases.

How to remove AdBlaster from your computer?

To uninstall AdBlaster remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have AdBlaster in their database. You can try to use them for removing AdBlaster.

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as AdBlaster.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove AdBlaster

Or uninstall AdBlaster manually.

Step 1: Remove AdBlaster from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find AdBlaster.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find AdBlaster and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find AdBlaster, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate AdBlaster and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove AdBlaster from your browser.

Step 2: Remove AdBlaster from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find AdBlaster.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose AdBlaster.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable AdBlaster.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of AdBlaster:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll
shortcut.exe
LaunchBrowser.exe

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\AdBlaster\

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