BlazeFind is a browser helper object that redirect search queries to According to the vendor Blazefind is bundled with unrelated software: "you might have downloaded Blazefind from a popular free software product (screensavers, games, file sharing software, etc.)."

BlazeFind is classified as adware by McAfee, Symantec and SpywareGuide. Pest Patrol and Lavasoft is also offering information about BlazeFind.


Redirects search queries


5_0_1browserhelper5.dll, 3_0_1browserhelper3.dll, 2_0_1browserhelper2.dll

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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall BlazeFind from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. Look for entries called 'IE SearchBar', 'Windows SA', 'Internet Explorer SearchBar', 'Windows Search Functions'. When you are uninstalling 'Windows Search Functions', you will get three pop ups to confirm your action. You must click YES to the first two pop ups and NO to the 3rd one. If you do not click NO to the third pop up, the program will not be removed. The vendor is also offering uninstall instructions.

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I'm working on a general purpose tool for removing unwanted software. The tool is called FreeFixer and can help you remove unwanted Browser Helper Objects, Internet Explorer toolbars and software that starts automatically when you reboot your computer, so it can offer some assistance while uninstalling BlazeFind. The manual removal instructions listed below will help you to identify what to delete with FreeFixer.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove BlazeFind manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If BlazeFind remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {FBED6A02-71FB-11D8-86B0-0002441A9695}', if it exists.
  3. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {C5941EE5-6DFA-11D8-86B0-0002441A9695}', if it exists.
  4. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {83DE62E0-5805-11D8-9B25-00E04C60FAF2}', if it exists.
  5. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer\Browser Helper Objects \ {FBED6A02-71FB-11D8-86B0-0002441A9695}', if it exists.
  6. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer\Browser Helper Objects \ {C5941EE5-6DFA-11D8-86B0-0002441A9695}', if it exists.
  7. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer\Browser Helper Objects \ {83DE62E0-5805-11D8-9B25-00E04C60FAF2}', if it exists.
  8. Exit the registry editor.
  9. Restart your computer.
  10. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %WinDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows (Windows 95/98/Me/XP) or C:\WINNT (Windows NT/2000).
  11. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  12. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
  13. Click the Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings.

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