What kind of application is Block Access Site?
While testing the Block Access Site browser extension, our team noticed that it operates as adware - it displays annoying advertisements. Adware is often promoted and distributed using questionable methods. We discovered Block Access Site on a shady website. Thus, using this app is not recommended.
Block Access Site in detail
Block Access Site is promoted as an extension that blocks access to websites to increase productivity. However, it also shows ads. Those ads may promote various scams, questionable programs, and malicious websites. In some cases, ads displayed by adware can be designed to run certain scripts to trigger unwanted downloads and installations.
Also, Block Access Site can read browsing history. Data gathered by this extension may be misused for marketing purposes or in other ways. These are the main reasons why Block Access Site should not be added to a web browser.
|Ads by Block Access Site
|Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
|Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
|Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
|Malware Removal (Windows)
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
More about adware
Sometimes, advertising-supported apps have the qualities of browser hijackers. They change the settings to promote untrustworthy search engines. Typically, they change the default search engine, homepage, and (or) new tab page. Unreliable search engines can promote shady websites, display dubious ads, and track users.
How did adware install on my computer?
Block Access Site is promoted on a website suggesting that the Chrome browser may be out of data and offering to update it. Block Access Site gets added to a web browser after completing the steps provided on that shady website.
Another popular method to distribute adware is to bundle it with other software. Users install adware alongside other software when they finish installations without changing "Advanced", "Custom", or similar settings or unticking checkboxes included in installers.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Download applications from official pages and verified stores. Read reviews before downloading apps. Avoid downloads from shady pages, third-party stores, third-party downloaders, P2P networks, etc. Do not trust advertisements on dubious websites and notifications from shady pages.
Check downloaders and installers for unwanted applications and deselect them using the provided settings before downloading and installing programs. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Shady website promoting Block Access Site:
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- What is Block Access Site?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove Block Access Site adware using Combo Cleaner:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Block Access Site" and other suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by block access site, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with ads by block access site removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by block access site, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware can diminish the web browsing experience, slow down a computer, and cause issues related to online privacy.
What does adware do?
Adware displays intrusive advertisements. Also, it can function as a browser hijacker (promote fake search engines) and track users (collect various data).
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Typically, adware developers use affiliate programs to monetize adware. They promote various websites, products, services, etc.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Block Access Site adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and remove adware. It is recommended to remove adware using specialized software (eliminate it automatically) instead of manually to avoid leaving files belonging to adware in the system.