Your Windows has been blocked - Fake Message

Also Known As: Your Windows has been blocked Ransomware
Type: Ransomware
Damage level: High
Distribution: Moderate
Damage Level

How to eliminate "Your windows has been blocked" message?

"Your windows has been blocked" message is a Trojan, which displays a fake message when it infects your computer. The message encourages you to pay $100 to unlock your operating system, but you should ignore this message and remove the Trojan from your computer. The message reports that you have violated copyright law and that Microsoft has blocked your Windows.

To further scare you into paying a "fine" to cyber criminals, a clock is displayed that counts down from 24 hours to 0. The fake message states that if you do not pay the "charges", the documents and files on your system will be deleted.

 

your windows has been blocked

This message is part of a scam. Ignore this fake message and remove the Trojan from your computer. If by mistake you have already payed the "fine", you should contact your credit card company to explain that you have been tricked into paying a fake fine for unblocking your Windows. Use this removal guide to completely remove the "Your Windows has been blocked" message.

Ignore this fake message and remove this Trojan from your computer.

remover for "Your windows has been blocked"

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NOTE: Some spyware can block the downloading of spyware removers. If you cannot download it using the default location, try one of the alternative download locations below:

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"Your windows has been blocked" removal

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

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Video showing how to start Windows in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows XP:

Windows 7:

Windows 8:

2. Make your hidden files and folders visible:

How to unhide files in Windows 7:
Click "Start", Select "Control Panel", Click on "Appearance and Personalization", Click on "Folder Options", Go to the tab View, Select "Show hidden files, folders and drives", Click “Apply” and then “OK”

How to unhide files in Windows XP:
Double-click "My Computer" on your desktop, Click "Tools", Choose "Folder Options", Click "View", select "Show hidden files and folders", click "Apply" then OK.

3. In Windows Xp:
click Start->Run->Type %APPDATA% in the opened window search for Microsoft folder, in this folder search for explorer.exe and delete it.

In Windows 7: Click Start->In the search tab type %APPDATA% in the opened window search for Microsoft folder, in this folder search for explorer.exe and delete it.

In Windows Vista: Click Start->In the search tab type %APPDATA% in the opened window look for Microsoft folder, in this folder search for explorer.exe and delete it.

4. Open Registry Editor. Select Start then Run. Type in: regedit. Click OK. (How to delete registry entries?)

Locate and delete the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

5. Download and install legitimate anti-spyware software to completely remove the infection.

remover for "Your windows has been blocked"

By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. All the products we recommend were carefully tested and approved by our technicians as being one of the most effective solutions for removing this threat.

NOTE: Some spyware can block the downloading of spyware removers. If you cannot download it using the default location, try one of the alternative download locations below:

  • Location 1 (The file is renamed to "iexplore.exe" because most of spyware doesn't block this file)
  • Location 2

Other tools known to remove "Your windows has been blocked":

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