This page aims to help you remove Computer Blocked “Virus”. These Computer Blocked “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows and Mac.
Is your browser behaving strangely recently? Do you often get a “zeus virus detected computer blocked” popup notification? Is it flooding your screen with some strange and aggressively popping boxes, new tabs, ads and sponsored notifications? Are you frequently getting redirected to different web locations where you never intended to land on? Then, all these symptoms may be a sign that a browse hijacker like Computer Blocked “Virus” is operating on your computer. It has probably affected your Chrome, Safari, Firefox or other browser that you might be using by default, since no browser is immune to this type of invasive software. However, don’t be afraid, because browser hijackers are not as dangerous as computer viruses or other malicious threats like Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware, etc. You can easily remove them from your PC, and the only thing that you may need is a good and detailed removal guide to follow. Just below this article you will find a very detailed one, which will help you remove the “zeus virus detected computer blocked” popup with ease and make all of its annoying changes disappear. But first, we suggest you go through the information that follows, because it contains some important specifics related to browser hijackers and their nature.
What is a browser hijacker and how does it work?
There is one specific type of software on the web, which serves the online advertising industry like no other. This type of software is known as browser hijacker and is basically used as an online advertising tool for the marketing industry. It does that by aggressively imposing (aka hijacking) some new toolbars in your menu, manipulating your browser’s settings, replacing your homepage or search engine, or redirecting your searches to specific promotions, sponsored products and web pages.
Computer Blocked “Virus” is a program used just for that, and this is exactly what it is doing on your computer – flooding you with ads and making sure that you are exposed to as many of them as possible. There is a strong reason for that – the people who own this program earn from the clicks on the ads that you see. That’s why they program it to cover your screen with all sorts of sponsored advertisements. However, you as a user may really have a hard time dealing with all this ads invasion and your browsing may seriously suffer from the aggressive ad-displaying activity. That’s why, if you feel like your online experience is really hampered by Computer Blocked “Virus”, you have all the right to uninstall it from your system and remove all of its annoying ads.
Is Computer Blocked “Virus” really a virus or some kind of dangerous program?
Fortunately, no. Computer Blocked “Virus” or any browser hijacker is generally not considered a threat to your computer and your safety. This is mostly because these programs don’t have malicious scripts unlike viruses and the harmful Trojans or Ransomware infections. So, basically, they cannot corrupt your system, mess up your files or any other program on your PC. They only may affect your browser.
However, this alone may cause a huge inconvenience and irritation to the users. They may not be able to browse the web in peace since tons of advertisements will pop up every time they try to open their browser. Their searches may get redirected to various unknown web locations. This, on the other hand, may hide a risk of bumping into malware or some tricky virus when dealing with so many aggressive pop-ups all the time. So, basically, even if Computer Blocked “Virus” is not malicious itself, it may indirectly expose you to some danger if you keep it on your PC. Its developers may use it also for a bit of data gathering. They may collect some information about your online activity such as your browsing history, your searches, bookmarks and the web pages you visit and then use it for their aggressive advertising campaigns. If you don’t want to be tracked, however, the best is to completely remove the program from your computer.
How to protect your PC from browser hijackers?
Browser hijackers are very common pieces of software on the web. You may uninstall Computer Blocked “Virus” now, but if you don’t protect your system, you may soon end up with another program of this type. For that, we advise you to follow some easy tips. Generally, avoid sketchy web locations and non-reputed software sources. These programs are usually distributed via software bundles and may get installed on your PC along with some other free application or attractive software that you install. That’s why, when you attempt to run a new installer on your computer, select the “Advanced/Custom” option, which will enable you to customize the bundle and prevent the additionally packed browser hijacker from getting installed automatically on your machine. Don’t use the “Quick/Standard” option, because this is how you may end up with some potentially unwanted program on your system and if possible stay away from automatic installation managers and bundles that you can’t customize.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Aggressive ads, page redirects, browser changes in your homepage or search engine, strange toolbars.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, installation managers, freeware and shareware platforms, spam, direct downloads.|
|Detection Tool||We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.|
Computer Blocked “Virus” Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove Computer Blocked “Virus” successfully!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Computer Blocked “Virus” from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Computer Blocked “Virus” from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Computer Blocked “Virus” from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!