Blekko Search is a search bar that is installed by blekko web search engine. Blekko web search engine aims to provide fast and relevant search results that could rival or even surpass Google Search. You can download the Blekko Search bar and add it as an extension to your browser to improve the overall searching experience. For example, if you use Mozilla Firefox to browse the Internet, you can find Blekko Search bar at the Mozilla add-ons website.
Upon installing Blekko Search bar, your default search engine and home page will be changed to blekko.com. Although the search engine itself has been recognized for its functionality, some reviews consider it to be slow and overcrowded with functions that do not necessarily improve the search experience. Blekko Search has quite a few social features that pull the user away from the search itself, and it stores a lot of tracking cookies in your system, that can be considered to be potentially unwanted pieces of data.
Also, some users find Blekko Search to be rather pervasive. Even though the official stance of the website is that Blekko aims to provide spam-free search results, there are quite a few users that complain this search bar is installed without their consent.
The truth is that sometimes various freeware programs bundle Blekko Search with their installer files, and when you download the said programs and install them, the search bar gets installed as well. However, if you go through the installation process carefully, you will see that Blekko Search prompts you about the oncoming installation and you can even choose whether you want to install some of the features or not.
Therefore, if the user personally installs Blekko Searc, it is possible it uninstall it as well. You can find the uninstall instructions at blekko.com, or simply follow the instructions below:
If you have any problem removing Blekko from your computer, you can also use a computer security tool to scan the system and check for potentially harmful files. Do not hesitate to invest in a computer security application to protect your system from unwanted infiltrations.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\blekko toolbars|
|5||%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\blekkotb_017|