What is SearchBlox

SearchBlox (200,000+ downloads) is a rogue browser extension designed to hack Roblox accounts. This extension is ostensibly developed to help Roblox players fast search for various servers and allegedly play with famous YouTubers. In fact, quite recently it was discovered that SearchBlox has a malicious JavaScript, which allows developers to access Roblox accounts, automatically trade limited items (de facto steal them) via Rolimon’s platform, and steal Robux (in-game currency) as well. SearchBlox is similar to another malicious extension called RoSearcher, which was popular around 3 months ago and was being used for stealing Roblox accounts as well. And despite both of them are no longer available for installation from Chrome Web Store, they managed to score a number of downloads and still continue affecting numerous players who do not know about their malicious abilities. Thus, if the SearchBlox (or other) extension happens to be installed in your browser, we strongly advise you to delete it immediately. Use our step-by-step guide to do so below. After this, it is also worth changing your login credentials (password) for your Roblox account to avoid further or not-yet-happened abuse.

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How SearchBlox infected your computer

As mentioned, SearchBlox is an extension that was available for download from the official Chrome Web Store. Malicious extensions tend to appear even on legitimate resources from time to time. Cybercriminals can also re-upload them (for example, after recent deletion), give them different names, and continue infecting innocent users. A similar story happened to RoSearcher, which made its malicious code public and allowed anyone to upload its clone onto legitimate extension markets. Please note that this is unlikely to be the only method for getting users to install the SearchBlox extension. Infection may also occur when users download free software from third-party websites like file-hosting websites, P2P sharing networks, and so forth. In addition to installing pirated or cracked software, the downloaded installers may also deliver an unwanted/malicious extension without users knowing about it. Some malware developers also distribute malicious extensions/programs via deceptive pop-up ads and fake Flash Player installers. To make sure no such infections fancy installation in the future, it is important to avoid dubious and unofficial download channels. Even when it comes to official platforms like Chrome Web Store, always pay attention to reviews and ratings of the software you install. A good method to confirm the trustworthiness of a third-party extension or program is also to search one on the web for if any negative information has ever surfaced about it before.

  1. Download SearchBlox Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall SearchBlox from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove SearchBlox extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block SearchBlox search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like SearchBlox

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove SearchBlox completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of SearchBlox and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download CleanMyMac

To remove SearchBlox completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of SearchBlox and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove SearchBlox manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full SearchBlox removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the SearchBlox installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove SearchBlox from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing SearchBlox you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “SearchBlox”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove SearchBlox from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. SearchBlox might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag SearchBlox from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove SearchBlox from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SearchBlox or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove SearchBlox from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find SearchBlox or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove SearchBlox from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find SearchBlox or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove SearchBlox from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall SearchBlox from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate SearchBlox or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate SearchBlox or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall SearchBlox

In some cases, SearchBlox won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall SearchBlox. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the SearchBlox folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall SearchBlox in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove SearchBlox or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall SearchBlox using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of SearchBlox. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag SearchBlox from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with SearchBlox.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling SearchBlox from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove SearchBlox related extensions from your browsers manually.


  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find SearchBlox extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find SearchBlox extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose SearchBlox extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove SearchBlox from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable SearchBlox, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or SearchBlox extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, SearchBlox does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find SearchBlox extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys

Files and folders:

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SearchBlox

Registry keys


How to block ads and pop-ups from SearchBlox

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SearchBlox push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “SearchBlox” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like SearchBlox, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like SearchBlox.

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