This article is dedicated to removing Blazer Deals from both your PC and your browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari included.
Blazer Deals Malware is an unwanted program that behaves in a pattern very similar to an Adware virus. What is does is that it generates a lot of advertisements (Ads) and uses them to harass you as you browse the internet. The trigger for these Ads appearing will be starting your browser, loading a new tab/page in it or just clicking on a link.
The Ads can be presented in several different manners. One such is a whole new page filled with Ads. Another are pop-ups and banners that demand to be paid attention to – usually by being big enough to make browsing impossible unless they are closed first. Yet another form of Ads is when some words you see become highlighted and a hyperlink is attached to them. They can also create a picture if your mouse hovers over them.
Blazer Deals Malware – dangerous as long as it stays on your computer
Blazer Deals Malware can be a minor or major annoyance – largely depending on the speed of your CPU and Wi-Fi connection. Your computer has to do double the work whenever you open a page – to load the page itself plus whatever Ad has been generated Blazer Deals Malware. This will inevitable slow it down. On a top notch PC this might be a second or two, but slower CPUs may even freeze for several seconds or turn the browser unresponsive. There is also the fact that you have to click the “X” button every few seconds to close the Ads. All of this is superficial though – there is a much bigger danger stemming from Blazer Deals Malware.
Blazer Deals Malware will actively try to defraud you of money by loading Ads leading to fraudulent pages. Anything you try to buy from those pages will be effectively throwing away money and you’ll receive nothing in return. Worse, Blazer Deals Malware will also try to install viruses under the guide of free software installations. You may be given all kinds of offers of free stuff – like anti-virus programs, scanners, PC optimizers, missing plug-ins etc etc. Sometimes the virus will even generate fake error or warning messages about non-existing problems to panic you into downloading the virus file.
Remove Blazer Deals Malware
Before we begin with the removal process there in an important note to be made. Viruses like Blazer Deals Malware exist in multiple variations. They all function in the same manner, but they require slightly different methods to be removed.
We’ve tried to cover all possible versions of Blazer Deals Malware, but this has the unfortunate side effect that some of these steps might be redundant for your particular type of virus. If you don’t receive the expected result in any of these pages and you are certain you did it correctly then this particular step likely doesn’t apply to you. Simply move on to the next one.
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button , then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
Next you’ll have to clean all of your browsers from Blazer Deals Malware. This also includes all browsers you may have installed, but are currently not using. Blazer Deals Malware can infect all browsers and can copy itself between them. Don’t forget that Internet Explorer comes automatically with every version of Windows.
You didn’t install any program offered by Blazer Deals Malware – did you? If unfortunately you did try to remember the name and remove it if you spot it in addition to Blazer Deals Malware. You can look for a detailed guide once we are done with Blazer Deals Malware.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Blazer Deals Malware . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
Blazer Deals Malware should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
(Works for Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Blazer Deals Malware and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there is anything connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
A VERY IMPORTANT WARNING BEFORE WE PROCEED!
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Doing this wrong can damage your OS installation significantly, especially if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional anti-malware software to clean Blazer Deals Malware for you without any risk. If you can afford it we recommend that course of action, because sometimes viruses like Blazer Deals Malware are known to plant rootkits to steal your private data – especially credit card numbers and passwords. Searching for those manually is like looking for a needle in a hay stack and thus beyond this guide.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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STEP 7 – Optimization
We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.