What is Blinkx?
Blinkx is a browser plugin that is promoted as a tool that will help you access and watch all of your favorite TV shows and movies. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It can be downloaded from its official website toolbar.blinkx.com and is also distributed via bundled freeware downloads. Although Blinkx may be promoted as a safe program that will allow you access free TV – that is not what it actually is.
The application provides you with corrupted links and changes your browser settings without your permission. It is not safe to use the program and that is why we suggest you remove Blinkx from your PC.
How does Blinkx work?
Once Blinkx enters your computer system it changes your home page and default search engine to Ask.com. The program works as adware by displaying various commercial adverts like pop-ups, banners and in-text ads. It also alters your search results by adding sponsored links to them. Clicking on any of the ads or links may result in malware downloads or virtual scams. The promoted pages are not endorsed by Blinkx and therefore can easily contain false or offensive data. Staying away from these ads is what can keep your computer and your personal details safe.
As for providing you with quick access to the popular TV shows and movies, Blinkx does not exactly deliver on those promises either. Many of the links presented by the program redirect you to corrupted pages. There is no point in keeping the application, especially if you want to improve your Internet security and keep your computer away from malicious programs like spyware, Trojans, ransomware, worms and so on that could be downloaded onto your PC if you follow one of the corrupted links. The sooner you delete Blinkx from your system the better.
How to uninstall Blinkx from my PC?
The only good thing about the program is that it is not malicious which means you can uninstall Blinkx manually. If you follow the instructions presented to you below this article you should be able to eliminate Blinkx completely. If you run into any difficulties deleting the application there is always a more reliable option you can choose and that is automatic removal. If you download and install a malware removal tool you will be able to get rid of Blinkx and prevent other unwanted and malicious programs from getting access to your PC so you can browse the Web without any worries.
Tips on Blinkx Removal
Delete Blinkx from Windows
In order to uninstall Blinkx from your computer system you have to access Control Panel and choose Add or remove programs in Windows XP or Uninstall a program in other Windows operating systems. All you need to do now is select Blinkx and click Remove or Uninstall.
Erase Blinkx from your browsers
1. Click on Tools and select Manage Add-ons
2. Click on Search Providers and choose a new search engine
3. Eliminate Blinkx and click Close
4. Open Tools once again and pick Internet Options
5. On the General tab change your home page and click OK
1. Click on the Search provider icon
2. Select Manage Search Engines
3. Erase Blinkx and click Close
4. Click on the menu and choose Options
5. Change your home page on the General tab and click OK.
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