Blockandsurf is a Web browser add-on that is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program by PC security researchers. Although Blockandsurf is advertised as a way of avoiding unwanted content when browsing the Web, the fact is that Blockandsurf may expose the affected Web browser to plenty of unwanted content. Because of this, PC security analysts consider that using Blockandsurf is not worth the trouble of dealing with its various unwanted outcomes, regardless of any supposed services or benefits that Blockandsurf is marketed as having. Security analysts advise removing Blockandsurf entirely from the affected computer. Because Blockandsurf is often designed to prevent easy removal and may also expose the affected computer to potentially harmful online content, PC security researchers advise computer users to get the intervention of a reliable security product to examine the affected computer after uninstalling Blockandsurf and as part of the removal procedure.
How to Avoid the Installation of PUPs such as Blockandsurf
In most cases, Blockandsurf is installed automatically. A common way of distributing programs like Blockandsurf is by bundling them with freeware downloaded from a dubious source. Typically, the computer user may have the option of opting out of installing the PUP. However, in many cases, the computer user may overlook this option or it may be hidden from view. To prevent PUPs like Blockandsurf from being installed automatically, it is important to observe the installation method of any new software attentively and to use custom installation to make sure that the components being installed are the ones you want.
Stopping Unwanted Problems Caused by an Unwanted Tool
Malware analysts have received reports of various problems linked to Blockandsurf. Some symptoms associated with Blockandsurf may include Web browser redirects, pop-ups and new tabs. Blockandsurf may also make changes to the affected Web browser's settings, such as creating a new default home page or default search engine automatically. Blockandsurf may cause performance problems on affected computers. Some typical performance issues may include general slowness, problems connecting to the Internet, freezing and frequent crashes on the affected computer.
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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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