'Your website access has been restricted' Virus

'Your website access has been restricted' Virus Description

Type: Adware

ScreenshotThe 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus is part of a survey scam, a type of malware that is used to force computer users to fill out surveys which allow criminals to profit from affiliate marketing and similar monetization techniques. Basically, the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus is designed to block access to some of the most popular websites, including YouTube, Facebook and Google. Whenever the computer user tries to access any of the websites on the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus' list, an error message asserting that it is essential to complete a survey is displayed on the victim's computer.

How the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus Infects a Computer

There are several tactics that criminals use to distribute the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus. This malware infection can be installed on the victim's computer via an attack website, which will use known exploits to take advantage of vulnerabilities on the victim's computer. The 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus can also be spread using spam email messages which include malicious links or email attachments. Finally, one typical way in which malware like the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus is distributed is by convincing computer users that the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus is actually a harmless file, often disguising the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus as a popular file download on file sharing websites.

Consequences of the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus' Presence on Your Machine

Once the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus has been installed, the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus makes changes to the Windows HOSTS file, which determines how your Web browser connects to the Internet. Basically, this file converts text URLs into IP addresses. The 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus changes this file so that the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus will use a malicious IP address instead of the IP address that corresponds to the website the computer user is trying to access. That means that trying to access Google, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, YouTube or any number of other popular website results in the website where the 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus error message is located. Dealing with a 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus infection requires removing this malware's malicious files and restoring your HOSTS file to normal, both of which can be done with a reliable anti-malware application.ScreenshotScreenshot

Technical Information

More Details on 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus

The following messages associated with 'Your website access has been restricted' Virus were found:
Access Restricted!
Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software. To restore normal browsing, press “unlock” below. Once verified you

can download our unlocker.

Please complete one survey or offer below to verify you’re human. You must use valid details.
STOP! Please verify you are human!

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