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Posted: November 17, 2011

Blinkx.com Screenshot 1Although Blinkx.com has worked hard to promote itself in the form of a video search website, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have connected Blinkx.com to decidedly-malicious activities, including trafficking in browser hijackers. Redirect attacks for Blinkx.com will appear in a form that's similar to that of a ,Google Redirect Virus by redirecting you to Blinkx.com when you try to use another search engine. Other forms of reputable PC security organizations have also confirmed Blinkx.com's shady past, which is at odds with its shiny-clean marketing veneer. As a result, it's recommended that you avoid any contact with Blinkx.com and do your best to search for videos elsewhere at websites with safe reputations. If your web browser shows symptoms of Blinkx.com redirect attacks, you should respond by using appropriate PC security software to remove the guilty software with a minimum of side effects for your PC.

Blinkx.com: the Greediest Search Engine You'll Ever See

Blinkx.com may market itself as 'the world's largest video search engine,' but the unpleasant truth behind this cheerful promotional mask is much less enjoyable. Although Blinkx.com does provide legitimate links to videos, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you search for video clips elsewhere, since recent browser hijacker attacks have implicated Blinkx.com in the propagation of malicious software. Even visiting Blinkx.com without interacting with Blinkx.com can be a threat to your PC, since drive-by-download scripts can install browser hijackers for Blinkx.com without permission.

Protecting yourself from vectors of infection by these browser hijackers can take several forms, including:

  • Disabling scripts and keeping secure web browser settings.
  • Keeping up-to-date security software active on your PC.
  • Using an up-to-date and safe web browser (preferably a less popular browser that isn't commonly-targeted by exploits).
  • Above all else, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend avoiding risky websites like Blinkx.com as the primary method of keeping your web browser from being hijacked.

If your PC is infected by a browser hijacker for Blinkx.com, redirect attacks may take you to Blinkx.com whenever you use another site, with a particular emphasis on redirecting you when you use other types of search engines. Your PC may also experience other side effects from the browser hijacker, including blocked security programs and reduced network security settings.

Getting Back to Blinkx.com-Free Search Results

Browser hijackers for Blinkx.com are also likely to resist removal and may even prevent you from using security-related programs. However, booting Windows with Safe Mode or with an outside source will let you launch your operating system without triggering the browser hijacker's startup routine. This will let you remove the browser hijacker with appropriate software and insure that all parts of the infection, including Windows Registry entries, are purged.

Be certain that you've had no other contact with Blinkx.com or related websites before you relax, however, since, as noted above, even brief contact with Blinkx.com can result in drive-by-download attacks and future browser hijackers. Never try to avoid a browser redirect for Blinkx.com without treating the problem (for instance, by avoiding a particular web browser or search engine site), since this will leave the original rootkit or Trojan still active on your PC.

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