Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) Blockeru


Posted: May 18, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 19
First Seen: May 18, 2015
Last Seen: April 21, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Blockeru, also known as TheBlocker, Halt It, and Safer Surf, is a slightly suspicious application that is supposed to be very helpful, especially if you are the parent of a young child. Blockeru's main purpose is to control the content available on the web – once it has been installed on a computer, it can limit access to adult websites, adult content, and other information that may not be suitable for children and teenagers. Overall, Blockeru seems like an excellent app when it comes to your child's online safety. However, a closer look at the license agreement shows us that Blockeru is an ad-supported application. This means that although adult content will be a thing of the past, your web browser might be flooded with all kinds of ads, pop-ups, and banners that aren't harmful, but can be quite annoying. At the end of the day, Blockeru is a piece of adware that can be considered to be harmless, and it is up to you to determine whether you would use it or not. However, there is no point in having to deal with all the ads promoted by Blockeru when there are free child safety apps whose presence won't be accompanied by advertisements.

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