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Should I remove Blekko Search Bar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,284
United States Rank #6,549
Reach 0.0347%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.17 days
830.89 days >
Average installed length: 436.57 days


VersionDistribution 0.44% 0.29% 0.88% 0.15% 1.32% 0.15% 2.78% 0.58% 0.15% 0.15% 2.34% 0.73% 0.44% 42.40% 0.29% 0.88% 0.44% 0.29% 8.33% 0.15% 13.60% 7.46% 1.46% 0.58% 2.49% 11.26%

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Blekko Search Bar

What is Blekko Search Bar?

Blekko offers a downloadable browser toolbar or search bar which changes default search and home page URLs of the user's web browsers. This version implements a Visicom Media toolbar which may modify the web browser's home page and search provider.

About  (from Visicom Media inc)

blekko is a consumer facing search engine focused on delivering high quality, relevant, spam-free search results. We believe search should be open, transparent and collaborative. For this reason we combine traditional algorithmic search with the expertise of our users and partners to eliminate spam and deliver results ...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named blekkotb_019.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 2.6 MB (2,728,004 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Blekko Search Bar.
uninstall.exe (c181c59c8b023de73f2a453552341b03) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.Visicom.C
ESET-NOD32 8.9176 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
Symantec 1/11/2014 rev. 7 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V0517
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: blekko.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\blekkotb_sa5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\blekkotb_sa5\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Blekko Search Bar

Program module:blekkotb_019.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\blekkotb_sa5\blekkotb_019.dll
Additional files:
  • ffHelper.exe - ffHelper Application (Helper Application for IE)
  • uninstall.exe - blekko search bar (blekko search bar Installer)
  • dtuser.exe - DtUser
  • blekkotb_019X.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • blekkotb_005.dll - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • blekkotb_005X.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • blekkotb_005X.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Blekko Search Bar' with the class of {5ce808f4-c861-4392-b55e-c97a89fbe2dd}.
  • blekkotb_019X.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'blekko search bar' with the class of {f4f99c6d-f390-4fbc-858b-1541f9113fd8}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • blekkotb_005X.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Blekko Search Bar' with the class of {5ce808f4-c861-4392-b55e-c97a89fbe2dd}.
  • blekkotb_019X.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'blekko search bar' with the class of {f4f99c6d-f390-4fbc-858b-1541f9113fd8}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Security Toolbar\dtuser.exe'.

How do I remove Blekko Search Bar?

You can uninstall Blekko Search Bar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Blekko Search Bar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Blekko Search Bar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Blekko Search Bar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.80%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Windows XP 7.89%
Windows 10 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.68%
Windows 7 Professional 7.24%
Windows 10 Home 1.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.08%
  Iran 2.12%
  United Kingdom 2.12%
  Canada 1.61%
  Israel 1.41%
  Australia 1.41%
  Philippines 1.21%
  Germany 0.91%
  Taiwan 0.81%
  Indonesia 0.81%
  India 0.81%
  Saudi Arabia 0.81%
  Italy 0.71%
  New Zealand 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.85%
Dell 25.27%
Acer 12.74%
Toshiba 11.02%
ASUS 6.05%
Lenovo 1.73%
Intel 1.73%
Samsung 1.08%
Sony 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.20%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.40%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.00%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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