You Shall Not Pass Virus
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Moderate
"YOU SHALL NOT PASS" virus removal guide
You shall not pass message when trying to access Google, Facebook or other popular website is a host hijacker - a security infection which modifies one's operating system hosts file. This file It is used to resolve some canonical names of websites to IP addresses. When this file gets modified user may be redirected to malicious websites while still seeing a good URL in address bar. Notice that this particular security threat doesn't seem to be especially malicious - it blocks access to popular websites however it doesn't performing other malicious tasks. Previously discovered hosts file hijackers forced users into filling online surveys to regain access to the Internet.
While this browser hijacker seems like a joke computer users should be aware that most commonly hosts file hijackers, ransomware viruses and fake antivirus programs are bundled with baking Trojans and other spyware which collects information used to access certain sites and sends gathered information to a remote machine. Moreover infiltrated computers can encounter further security related issues (Trojans are used to download files from a remote computer and perform other malicious tasks). If you see "You shall not pass" message when trying to access some popular websites you can be sure that your PC is infiltrated with a hosts file modifying Trojan.
Previously discovered hosts file hijackers which were used to trick PC users into filling deceptive online surveys - "Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software" and "You have been blocked from our website!". You shall not pass hosts file hijacker is being distributed using fake downloads, some Internet users have reported that their computers were infected with this Trojan when they were downloading Minecraft related add-ons, account generators, etc. To remove "You shall not pass" browser hijacker use the provided removal guide.
"You shall not pass" virus removal:
Internet browsers redirect to "You shall not pass" website are caused by a Trojan which modifies one's operating system's Hosts file. To remove this Trojan download a recommended malware removal software and run a full system scan.
After eliminating this Trojan you should check your operating system's Hosts file. Information stored in this file is responsible for resolving canonical names of websites - if the information in this file is changed by malicious program you could encounter redirect problems while surfing the Internet.
Hosts file is used to resolve some canonical names of websites to ip addresses. When it is changed, the user may be redirected to malicious site still seeing good URL in address bar. It is very hard to find out if the site is genuine or not, when hosts file is modified. To fix this, please download Microsoft Fix It tool, that restores your hosts file to Windows default. Run this tool when downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions. Download link below: