‘This website has been blocked for you!’ Fake Warning Message

ScreenshotThe 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus is a malware infection that alters your computer's HOSTS file in order to force you to fill out online surveys and to sign up for services that you do not need. Essentially, the 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus is a browser hijacker that has taken a new monetizing approach towards its attack. While previous ways of monetizing browser hijackers included leading computer users to websites replete with advertisements, fake search engines and attack websites containing exploit kits, the 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus blocks popular websites including Facebook, eBay, MySpace, Tumblr, Twitter, Google, YouTube and IMDB and then claims that the 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus has blocked them because of 'suspicious activity' on your part. The 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus claims that it is necessary to fill out these online surveys in order to prove that you are human and not a spam bot.

How Criminals Profit from the 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus Scam


The 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus blocks access to the victim's favorite websites and then forces the victim to visit web pages containing online surveys. Shady marketers will often pay criminals to lead as many computer users as possible to these websites, giving them an affiliate link so that they can claim a commission based on the amount of traffic they bring in. ESG security researchers strongly advise against filling out these surveys. First of all, following the 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus' instructions will do nothing to remove this pest from your computer or to allow you to visit web pages normally. Second, filling out these surveys can often expose your computer to additional malware or sign you up to services you do not need. For example, one survey involved in the 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus scam results in the computer user signing up for a mobile phone service that involves a $5 USD weekly fee.

Recovering from a 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus Infection


Since the 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus primarily affects the HOSTS file, it will often be necessary to fix this file with Microsoft's Fix It tool or with a reliable anti-malware program that offers this function. It is also necessary to use an anti-malware scanner to ensure that no malware has been installed on your machine as a result of the 'This website has been blocked for you!' Virus. To prevent future infections, be sure to use a real, reliable anti-virus program.

Type: Fake Warning Messages

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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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This website has been blocked for you! Fake Warning Message Technical Report


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This website has been blocked because of your recent activity. Your actions have been marked as spam bot like, to visit this website again follow instructions on the left. This is made for security reasons. Please take your time to go through the verification process to restore you access to blocked websites, thank you for your time!

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