Blekko Search Removal Guide

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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:

Remove Blekko Search from your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the wrench icon on the right side of the bar.
  2. Click Help and go to Uninstall.
  3. Follow the uninstall wizard steps.
  4. Once the bar is uninstalled, press Alt+X and click Internet Options.
  5. Under General tab remove blekko.com at Home page section and enter a domain address you prefer.
  6. Save changes, exit the menu and click Alt+X again.
  7. Select Manage add-ons and click on Search providers.
  8. Remove Blekko search from the list and save changes.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Follow the steps 1 to 3 above to uninstall Blekko search.
  2. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  3. Remove blekko.com from Home page section under General tab.
  4. Enter the domain address you prefer and save changes. Exit the menu.
  5. Click the search engine icon on the search bar at the top right corner of the window.
  6. Select Manage search engines
  7. Remove Blekko search from the list and save changes.

Google Chrome

  1. Follow the first 3 steps at Blekko Search removal instructions for Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup.
  4. Click Set pages and remove Blekko.com from the list.
  5. Enter the domain address you prefer and click OK.
  6. Click Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Remove Blekko from the list and set another default search engine.

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.

Download Remover for Blekko Search *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Blekko Search Screenshots:

Blekko Search

Blekko Search technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1blekkotb_005X.dll85288 bytesMD5: 154b6c50c264e254fd89e3eb67731ced
2%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\blekkotb_017
3blekkotb_014X.dll85288 bytesMD5: bb9a7e6329906080016a7b3a840da8d1
4blekkotb_015X.dll85288 bytesMD5: 828b4771b1046257d0986a4dca389908
5dtUser.exe262616 bytesMD5: 3a5ff24d2dcb7f82563f23f315e2bae7
6%PROGRAMFILES%\blekkotb_017
7blekkoDx.dll86696 bytesMD5: a5822643cea8bd8774a1dc0d677aba72
8mystartblekkotemplateX.dll85288 bytesMD5: 8f47355be2127f782d578f1fb0212a88
9blekkoAu.dll262312 bytesMD5: b44898052c51ee68b854d030b65df196
10wvbsdyol.dll390144 bytesMD5: d2d78dd8b91403ef74c3721883075199
11%LOCALAPPDATA%\blekkotb_017
12%Temp%\{be96ee77-7df5-417c-91b1-cb7e1e5b7ba8}
13blekkotb_019X.dll85288 bytesMD5: aa4cf8e4897ef1e0160e9b651dd9b6d5
14%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\blekko toolbars
15%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\blekko toolbars
16%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\blekkotb_017
17blekkotb_017X.dll85288 bytesMD5: af6a1ea26ef2851ce13cc5ad92fddc4b
18%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\blekkotb_017
19ffHelper.exe102056 bytesMD5: 3eb42668657353e2f3e53b5dba2f147a

Files in the following directories were modified:

  • %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%
  • %PROGRAMFILES%
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%
  • %Temp%
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
  • %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1dtUser.exedtUser.exe262616 bytes
2ffHelper.exeffHelper.exe102056 bytes

Registry Modifications:

The following Registry Keys were created:

  • Software\AppDataLow\Software\blekkotb
  • Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3BD44F0E-0596-4008-AEE0-45D47E3A8F0E}

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