If you are seeing “This website has been blocked for you” on the computer, then it is infected with some kind of malware. This new threat can be considered as browser hijacker as well as ransom virus. First, it will block your access to popular sites and redirect your browser to a warning page that states “This website has been blocked for you”.

The threat gives you several options to continue browsing the desired web page. All you need to do is follow the steps it provided. When you attempt to unblock, it will display a survey type of window that demands you to pay for $5 weekly. Without completing the survey, there is no way it will allow you to access desired web site. Some of the popular sites included in the block lists are ebay.com, amazon.com, paypal.com, and google.com.

You must know that this virus can be obtained from malicious web sites or even popular sites that are compromised with malware. Thus, make sure that your computer is protected with security program before surfing the web. Once you execute the malware, it executes changes to the system registry. It also alters Windows Hosts file which achieve the redirect to “This website has been blocked for you” page.

It is not easy to reverse all changes it has made to the system using manual procedure. We encourage you to execute automatic removal using tools and programs provided below. Running a scan not also removes the “This website has been blocked for you” hijacker, but also deletes all malicious components inside the computer.

Type Hijacker
Sub-Type Malware
OS Affected Windows

What are the Symptoms of Hijacker?

website-blocked-for-you

Follow these Procedures to Remove “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey)

Procedure 1: Start Computer in Safe Mode

Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

- After turning On the power of the computer, just before Windows start, press F8. This is a quick process, so you must press F8 button very timely. Failure to enter this mode will start Windows normally. In that case, you need to turn off the PC again and repeat the process.

- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed. Safe Mode boots slower than normal and your screen will be in low-resolution format. If it prompts you at boot-up, please proceed to Safe Mode. Loaded driver and processes are minimal so expect that other devices on the computer will not be available during this mode.

SafeMode Networking

Procedure 2: Scan and remove “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey) files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

To remove “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey), download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the button below. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.

Download “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey) Removel Tool

1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
3. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
4. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program.

Procedure 3: Run TrendMicro's Fake Antivirus Remover (ATTK) to check and delete any remnants of “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey).

As an added help to remove “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey), you can scan the computer with Fake Antivirus Removal Tool. This software is provided and distributed by TrendMicro. Follow this procedure to run a scan with this tool.

1. Download the package by clicking on the button below. This will launch a new browser window that contains further details about the tool.

FakeAVRemover Download Link

2. Save the file to a location on your hard drive.
3. Browse for the location of the file and double-click to run. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click on extracted file attk_far_gui.exe and click on Run as Administrator.

Run FakeAVRemover

4. When program launch, it will run a command prompt to initialize, prepare components, and update the program.
5. Next it will open the graphical user interface (GUI) of Anti-Threat Toolkit.

FakeAVRemover GUI

6. Click on Scan Now. This operation will scan all “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey) files and processes in your computer and display a list of result for possible Fake Antivirus program and malware that needs to be removed.

FakeAVRemover Scan

7. Tick all items that are detected by the program, and then click Clean. The tool will start removing “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey) components from the computer.
8. If it asked you to restart Windows, please do so.

Procedure 4: Remove Rootkit Trojan with Avast aswMBR

A Trojan often drops malware using an advance technology known as rootkit. It hides the installation of “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey) from your anti-virus program and injects malicious code to running Windows processes. To complete the clean-up process, you also need to scan and remove rootkit Trojan.

1. Download aswMBR from Avast server. Save it to your computer.

Avast Rootkit Scanner

2. Double-click on the file aswMBR.exe to run the program.
3. If it prompts you to download the latest Avast! virus definition, please click Yes. This is necessary to identify most recent version of the Trojan as well as hidden files of “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey).

Updating aswMBR

4. Click on Scan button to start checking your computer for presence of rootkit Trojan and other viruses. It will display a message "Scan finished successfully" when done.

aswMBR Scan

5. Click Fix or FixMBR to start removing infection. If aswMBR contains the latest Avast! virus definition file, it will automatically clean infected files on your PC.

Protect your PC from “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey) or Similar Attack

Turn On Security Features of your Internet Browser

Internet Explorer - Activate SmartScreen Filter

Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 has this feature called SmartScreen Filter. It helps detect phishing web sites and protect you from downloading malicious files online. You may have avoided “This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey) virus if this has been active on your PC. To turn on SmartScreen Filter, follow these steps:

1. Please open Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, select Tools (IE 9). For IE 8, please look for Safety menu.
3. Select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.

IE SmartScreen Filter

4. Please restart Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome's Enable Phishing and Malware Protection

With Google Chrome's Phishing and Malware Detection feature, you will have lesser risks browsing the web. It will display a warning when the site you are trying to visit is suspicious. To enable Phishing and Malware Protection, please do these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3-Bars Icon) located on top right corner of the browser.
3. Select Settings from the drop-down list.
4. Once on the settings page, click on Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the Chrome setup.
5. Locate Privacy section and mark 'Enable phishing and malware protection'.

Chrome Security Settings

6. Please restart Google Chrome. New settings keep your browser safe while surfing the web.

Mozilla Firefox - Block Attack Sites and Web Forgeries

Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature on Firefox version 3 or later. It warns you when a page you are trying to visit contains phishing content or an attack site designed to drop threats on the computer. To help you keep safe while browsing the Internet using Firefox, please follow this guide:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools. Then select Options from the list.
3. Select Security and put a check mark on the following items:

  • Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
  • Block reported attack sites
  • Block reported web forgeries

Firefox Security Settings

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4 thoughts on ““This website has been blocked for you” (Complete Survey)

  • March 25, 2013 at 1:35 am

    My laptop got infected with this malware last night. It adds hundreds of web addresses to Windows HOSTS file that executes the redirect. One thing to consider is resetting the Hosts file to default value. Follow these steps:

    1. Click Start > Run.
    2. Type %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc, and click OK.
    3. Find the file ‘hosts’ and open it. If it prompts for associated program, just select Notepad to open and edit it.
    4. Under local hosts, make sure that only one line exists and that is #127.0.0.1 localhost. Delete all entries below this line.

    For complete guide, you may visit Microsoft Support web site on how to reset Hosts file back to default. http:// support.microsoft.com/kb/972034

  • April 3, 2013 at 6:06 am

    THANK YOU JANNVY83 thank you very much dude! You save me plenty money Thanks again god bless you dude

  • April 4, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I have a question. If I do this.. Will it delete everything from my computer?

  • April 19, 2013 at 1:02 am

    I just did a Windows System Restore on my PC.

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