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If you click on the “Allow” button, then you will start seeing unwanted pop-up ads from on your desktop even when your browser is closed.

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 Allow Block is a Hijacker Browser element that can enter your Chrome, Safari or Firefox (or another) browser and mess with it which is why many non-experienced web users may often mistake it for a virus. The hijacker has the ability to make changes in your main browsing app (such as homepage or search engine replacements) and to display different kinds of ads, pop-ups and banners in it. Popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari may easily get hijacked by the activity of and if you are reading this article, the chances are you probably already have been faced with the effects of its activities. The “app” may alter your default homepage and default search engine and redirect you to specific sites full of aggressive commercial messages that are hard to remove. Most people may easily assume that this must be something illegal but the truth is, is not some nasty Ransomware or a Trojan Horse that wants to mess with your computer. The purpose of this browser hijacker is mainly to generate traffic to certain websites in order to earn revenue for its creators. The ads and redirect messages that constantly get displayed on your screen are actually pay-per-click ads which generate a small amount of money every time you click on them or interact with them in one way or another. Another major thing a browser hijacker like this one could be used for is to collect traffic data from the users and keep track on people’s web searches, location, latest visited websites, etc. This information can be used for multiple purposes, such as targeted ads positioning, but sometimes it could also be sold to third-parties for increased profits purposes.

Why caution is essential while you are online

What many people may not realize is that it is often the users themselves who are the ones that allow the Browser Hijackers to infect the browser. This happens mostly when one downloads and installs software bundles without paying attention to additional components in the installation package which may come as a free or bonus installs, but are actually placed there for ad-generating and page-redirecting purposes. The good news is you don’t need to be very experienced to avoid such installs and to leave them out of the setup configuration before you launch the installation of some new software. All you have to do to keep hijackers like, away from your machine is to carefully read the EULA when downloading and installing unknown software (and even some legitimate apps) on your PC/Mac and make sure there are no ticked clauses of “useful” improvements included as third-party software that you may not really like to add to your system. The easiest way to do that is to always opt for the Advanced/Custom setup instead of the Automatic one so you can always be in control of what is getting installed. Fortunately, since the Browser Hijackers are just tools of the online marketing industry, they cannot install themselves on their own like real viruses such as Trojan or Ransomware infections. So this should be enough to keep you safe from those pieces unwanted browser elements.

Can I Remove Myself “Virus”?

If you already have on your computer, however, you may need to take some different steps in order to safely uninstall it because, once it becomes part of the system, such software may nest deep inside the OS and spam it with its sponsored ads. For that, our “How to remove” team has prepared a detailed removal guide, the idea and purpose of which is to guide you through this removal process. The professional removal tool can also be useful for the successful uninstallation of the unwanted annoyance and may save you time if you don’t want to manually tinker with your system settings.

TypeBrowser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
SymptomsYou may notice various ads and pop-ups on your screen, as well as page-redirects, and strange browser changes.
IP Adress
Distribution MethodSoftware bundles, free installers, automatic setup packages, torrents, ads, spam, shareware and freeware sites. 








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The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.

Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders

Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.

For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.

Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.

Removing From Windows

Step 1: Checking the Task Manager

Before we start deleting files related to we want to make sure that all services related to the viruses are killed before we proceed. 

Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.

Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.

Step 2: Disabling Startup programs

Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.

Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs

Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.

Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s

Open your Start Menu and copy-paste notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts in the search bar. In the notepad file, look below Localhost and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some, send them to us in the comments and we will tell you if you should take any action.

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Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers

You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:

Getting rid of from Chrome

Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.

You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.

Removing From Firefox

Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.

Removing From Windows Internet Explorer

Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.

Removing From Windows Edge

Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.

Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor

Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for in your PC’s Registry.

Step 7: Deleting recent entries

For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.

Step 8: System Restore

In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.

  • If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.

  1. Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
  2. Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
  3. Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
  4. Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
  5. Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
  6. Click on next and take and then select Finish.
  7. A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.

Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset

Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.

Daniel Sadakov

Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.

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