How to remove (uninstall) Pop Block Power

Pop Block Power program is what we call adware. The word reflects that Pop Block Power’s single task is to show you big numbers of undesired pop-ups on all web pages, disregarding user's comfort and interests. It also means that in case you allow such a software onto your workstation, you'll, soon, want to uninstall it. It takes a lot more time and efforts to uninstall a malicious tool than to prevent the penetration, and on this page, we will tell you how you may make your device adware-proof forever. Except that, we will explain to you the techniques to remove the undesired utilities that have found the way into your OS.

What is Pop Block Power

Pop Block Power

Pop Block Power is a dangerous program, as we have just said. Like each other sort of dangerous utilities, adware has some lines to follow and follows them constantly. They're not random, every Pop Block Power’s action gives rise to the following one, and when you understand the algorithm – you may spot an advertising program straight away. We're going to discuss it later, but now – we'll teach you how one might recognize adware before downloading it.

 

Unwanted software can’t be honest to potential users and just disclose their aims. It might have dropped the infection cases greatly if Pop Block Power’s depiction really reflected what it does to your workstation and the amount of pains it requires to delete it. “This tool is ready to drown you in advertising banners, blocking the information you want to see and making you disdain the advertising industry in general.” We suppose that this isn’t happening, so if you want to use a utility – research it in-depth to evade viral infection. Dangerous utilities often use disguises of several sorts of software. Here are the examples:

  • Browser tools. Their declared goals range from accelerating customer's browser to giving access to the most delicious sales in any niche. We assure you that each modern browser includes everything it needs for you to apply it in full swing. No doubt that there are lots of effective browser add-ons, yet they are well-known, and anyone can quickly check if any of them is what you looked for.
  • Programs that are used to “unlock” web pages, which means that a customer can see the website from a state where it's prohibited. These tools are called VPN, and they're extremely helpful, so the best of them are appreciated by hundreds of thousands of people. If you want an effective VPN – get a famous one.
  • System optimizers. These ones are the most suspicious. System boosters are, presumably, designed to carry out the operations you can execute by yourself, but you don’t want to expend your time in doing it. Deleting waste of improperly eliminated utilities, outdated icons, useless empty folders, cache, etc. Unfortunately, scammers realized that many users don’t ever do those things, and can't clearly see whether the system cleaner is really useful or not. It resulted a mass of undesired tools, able to display vigorous activity and simulated logs, but their single task is to show pop-ups.

How Pop Block Power works

We have already said, any unwanted tool uses its own behavioral pattern, and diligently adheres it inside and out. The first piece you should remember is that unwanted programs aren't delivered in single file. Usually, they come in bundles. A bundle is an installer, comprising a few programs, and just one of them is helpful. Such files could be found on any torrent-tracker around the Internet. That’s the reason for all experts to keep saying users that they'd better download programs exclusively from good web pages: you won’t get any adware, installing a tool from a reputable site that cares about its users.

As an installation file is uploaded on a website for gratis access, and a customer downloads it, starts another phase: the penetration. The file cannot be opened until you start the installation process, and in case you do – it strongly suggests you to choose a "safe" manner. It means to install everything. Lots of users do not even notice the description of ways, and mindlessly invite Pop Block Power and a few other suspicious tools onto the laptop. To stop the infection on this step, you better read everything that emerges while you're installing any utilities.

The finishing phase is to make a customer’s system ready for hackers' aims. Pop Block Power readjusts browser controls, modifies the starting page URL, and inserts more items to a registry to make you unable to delete Pop Block Power in case you try to. Such a process leads to a flood of ads everywhere and, after time, the crippled browser will cease preventing other infections, and your OS will be completely plugged-up with dangerous tools. If this opportunity is not suitable for you – you have to delete Pop Block Power as soon as possible.

How to remove Pop Block Power

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Pop Block Power manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Pop Block Power from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

You need to clearly understand that even if Pop Block Power looks not very dangerous, it causes issues over time, thus the longer you consider the situation, the more efforts it will require to uninstall it. We're aware of two fully efficient and trusty methods to eliminate Pop Block Power from user's device: by-hand and automatic. The manual mode is highly suitable for users who have some computer literacy, and whose devices aren’t critically infested by adware. The software-based method on the contrary, is easier to perform and will cope with all kinds of infection and needs no practice of any sort but, obviously, requires purchasing a modern anti-viral tool. To deal with Pop Block Power removal, we’ll offer you to buy Spyhunter, an effective program, which was being improved for twelve years already. Spyhunter has lots of current users all over the world, so if you want to become a part of this family – push the button under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Pop Block Power" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Pop Block Power from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Pop Block Power

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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