What is BlueBlood.A PUA?
Have you come across BlueBlood.A? Actually BlueBlood.A is heuristically detected as Potentially Unwanted Applications. PUA should never be confused with malware. Actually most of the users often don’t know exactly how to differentiate between them. BlueBlood.A is categorized as Potentially unwanted since it gets installed on the system without user’s knowledge. In most of the cases this program gets installed by the users as the get misguided by the claim which is made by its vendor. The program appears to be quite useful and claim to enhance the performance of Mac PC. But it is not found to be so. What is most annoying part is that it is promoted through its official website and related feed. This is the reason why most of the users end up installing this on their work-station. However, BlueBlood.A is simply waste of time as it is not going do any better other than consuming the CPU resources.
How Do BlueBlood.A Get installed?
Apart from targeting Work-stations with poor security, it is also capable to get installed through fake installers and software updates. Some of the users have even complaint that they did not remember as to when they installed BlueBlood.A exactly. So this can be easily deduced it can even target Computer and Mac devices as bundled techniques. If reports are to be believed in some cases when Mac users happen to use their system they get multiple pop-ups which asks them to update their Flash Player. When the encounter such a message requiring to install recent updates for their outdated Flash Player they give their consent and get it installed. However, after analysis it has been clearly found that such pop-ups are simply fake and just meant to misguide users. Once such updates get installed the system starts behaving weirdly with displaying multiple ads and notifications. So instead of improving and optimizing the Mac performance, it can bring plethora of issues to your Mac and Work-stations. Now the main motive of the vendor for creating such unwanted program is to compel users to purchase the licensed version of potentially unwanted applications such as BlueBlood.A.
|Category||Potentially Unwanted Application, PUA or PUP|
|Symptoms||Fake Pop-ups showing Flash Player is Out of date, slow system, weird behavior|
|Distribution||Distributed through website, links, Software bundling|
|Detection Removal||It is possible through Automatic removal on Mac|
What are the Impacts of BlueBlood.A on Mac ?
We don’t intend to claim BlueBlood.A is a virus. No its certainly not but that doesn’t mean that it should stay there and users should let it remain installed. Why because if it remains there for such a long time then it can interfere with the user’s administrative permissions. There are every possibilities that it will consume CPU resources as will continue running in background somewhere or the other. Users will have to face problems related to
- Browser redirects
- Fake ads and pop-ups
- manipulated search results and queries
- intext ads which get highlighted when cursor is hovered around.
- In some of the severe cases when the infection stays for longer duration of time, it can have even adverse impacts on your Mac such as it can record keystrokes similar to keyloggers. This can even result in recording of sensitive data such as passwords.
- End up deleting the files and folders on Mac
- Keep a tab and secretly monitors your browsing sessions.
- Can disable Windows PC and work-station using DDoS attack.
- BlueBlood.A can trick users and make them victim by installing other unwanted and hazardous programs.
So if you don’t want to experience any of the problems which are clearly stated above, it is high time to remove BlueBlood.A from your system as early as possible. You need to follow the guide for removal steps as shown below. Also do not forget to scan your system to get rid of it completely.
Details of Antimalware with User’s Guide
Important Note: This virus seeks users to enable the web browser notifications. So, before opting for the manual removal process, execute these steps.
For Google Chrome (PC)
- Users need to Go to right upper corner of the screen and find three dots and click there open the Menu button
- Now in order to Select “Settings”. users need to Scroll the mouse downward to choose as “Advanced” option.
- Then Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward. Once done you need to select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Now Find all suspicious URLs and select and click on three dots on the right side
- Now all you have to do is to choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Firstly users should Go to right upper corner of the screen
- Then click on three dots in order to open the menu button and again click on “Settings”
- Now scroll down further to click on “site settings” and there after press on “notifications” option
- This would open a new window, now you need to choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- under permission section, users need to select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button.
From Mozilla Firefox
- At the right corner of the screen, users can find three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Now you need to Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” for the toolbar which is present in the left side on the screen
- Now you need to Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then select “Settings” option which is just next to “Notifications”
- This will open a new window, So now select all the suspicious URLs. Finally Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block” option
From Internet Explorer
- Open and select Internet Explorer window, then you need to select the Gear button which is present at the right corner
- Then Choose “Internet Options”
- users need to Select “Privacy” tab and then click on “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Finally you need to Select all the suspicious URLs and click on the “Remove” option one by one.
In Microsoft Edge
- First of all Open the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows PC. Then click on the three dots which can be found on right corner of the screen to open the menu option
- Now Scroll down to select “Settings”
- Then further Scroll down to select “view advanced settings”
- Under the option of “Website Permission”, users should click on “Manage” options.
- Now Click on switch under for each and every suspicious URL.
For Safari (Mac)
- click on “Safari” On the upper right side corner, select “Preferences”
- Now Go to “website” tab and then you need to choose “Notification” section which is on left pane
- Then Search for all the suspicious URLs and finally choose “Deny” option one by one.
Complete Manual Steps to Remove BlueBlood.A
For Windows 7 Users
The first step is to Click on “Start” button ( windows logo at bottom left corner of screen), Now select “Control Panel”. Then Locate the “Programs” and finally click on “Uninstall Program” option.
Windows XP Users
Firstly Click on “Start” and then select on “Settings”.
Now click on “Control Panel”.
Finally Search and click on “Add or Remove Program” option.
Windows 10 and 8 Users
Firstly right click on to the lower left corner of the screen. Under “Quick Access” menu, you need to choose “Control Panel”. This would open a new window, select “Program and Features” to find any suspicious program and remove them.
For Mac OSX Users
users need to Click on “Finder” option. Then select “Application” on new screen which gets opened. Now select “Application” folder and drag the app to “Trash”. Finally right click on the Trash icon and select to click on “Empty Trash” option.
under uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted application. Once found select all the unwanted and suspicious entries. Then finally click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
Once all the PUA and adware such as BlueBlood.A is uninstalled, it is advised to scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs which might be hidden. It is recommended to use anti-malware tool to scan PC.
How to Remove BlueBlood.A from Internet Browsers
Steps to Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from Internet Explorer
You need to Click on the gear icon which is at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Now Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search and check for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and then click on “Remove” option.
If you are still experiencing issues related to BlueBlood.A removal, then you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: First of all Press on “Start” and then click “Run”. In the newly opened window, you need to type “inetcpl.cpl” and then click on the “Advanced” tab and now press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, you need to type ‘inetcpl.cpl’ in the start search box and press enter. This will open a new window, here click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Double click to Open IE and then click on the “gear” icon. Select and Choose “Internet Options”
“Advanced” tab is to be selected in the new window
now Press and click “Reset” option
“Reset” button is to be presses again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
How to Remove suspicious and unwanted Extension from Google Chrome
Under menu option of Google Chrome, press on three vertical dots and then select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. Users need to search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If BlueBlood.A still persists or in case if users experience any issue in removing it, then opt to reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dot points which is at the top right corner and then choose “Settings”. you need to Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
You can notice the “Reset” option is there at the bottom. Now click on it.
Within then next opened window, one needs to confirm to reset the Google Chrome settings by clicking on the “Reset” button.
Remove BlueBlood.A plugins (including all other suspicious plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
First of all Open the Firefox browser, under menu you need to select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Now Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you experience problems in BlueBlood.A removal then reset the settings option in Mozilla Firefox. For this users need to Open the browser (FF) and now click on the “menu” and then click on “Help“.
Now Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
Now confirm and reset the Mozilla Firefox to its default settings by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
How To Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
In order to accomplish this task, Open Safari browser and then go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Now Click on the “Extension” and check all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall” on the selected extension.
Users need to Open the “Safari” and go to menu. Under the drop-down menu, select “Clear History and Website Data”.
within new opened window, you need to select “All History” option and then press on “Clear History” to Delete it.
Delete BlueBlood.A add-ons from Microsoft Edge Browser
First of all Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”.
Open Microsoft Edge Browser and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Now select on “show more” and select all and then click on “Clear” button.
Mostly, Potentially Unwanted Program and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only select legit website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Now select custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.