How to uninstall (remove) BBQLeads

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What is BBQLeads

BBQLeads – is a browser extension, that may be embedded into many internet browsers, like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. Developers claim, that BBQLeads helps user to find needed professions, which are located near user. However, it tracks your computer information and browser activity, then collects it. Collected information is used for targeting, moreover it can be shared with third-parties. Furthermore, BBQLeads display various commercials (banners, pop-ups, in-text links, targeted videos, coupons and deals) on every webpage, that user visits. Don’t click on these advertisements, otherwise you will be redirected to potentially dangerous websites. There is why, it is recommended to remove BBQLeads from computer.

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How is BBQLeads installed on my PC?

Programs, like BBQLeads, are called: Malware (malicious software). Such programs use “bundling” to get installed on PC. It is a method of infection, where malware is bundled to free or share software. So, when user installs this freeware or shareware, he installs malware too. To avoid this, don’t download free software, it usually has bundled program. Download only software from official and known websites. Then, be attentive to every step during installation process. Most installing settings can be hided in custom/advanced setup settings.

How to remove BBQLeads?

Download special removal tool to remove BBQLeads totally. But there is another way, manual removal.

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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Manual BBQLeads Removal Guide

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to BBQLeads;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to BBQLeads;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

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

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to BBQLeads and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 2-4 by typing “chrome://extensions/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find BBQLeads;
  6. Click on bin icon to remove extension.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 2-3 by typing “about:addons” in address bar or pressing Shift+Ctrl+A.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+T or Click Tools on the top of the browser;
  3. Click Add-ons;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find BBQLeads;
  6. Click Disable or Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt+T, or Click on Gear Icon in the right-top corner;
  3. Click Manage Add-ons;
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions;
  5. Find BBQLeads and Click Disable ;
  6. Click More information button;
  7. Click Remove

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Conclusion

BBQLeads – is a typical adware, that poses as helpful browser add-on. But it displays a lot of advertisements and may be the reason of different troubles. Remove BBQLeads as soon as possible.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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