Noneblock.net/wpat.dat “Virus” Uninstall

I wrote this article to help you remove Noneblock.net/wpat.dat. This Noneblock.net/wpat.dat removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Noneblock.net/wpat.dat falls in the category of browser hijackers. As you know, these cyber infections are secretive, sneaky, intrusive and incredibly annoying. However, they are also dangerous. Even though they cannot be compared with ransomware and Trojans, they, if given enough time, are capable of causing you a lot of damage. The hijacker you are stuck with uses the Noneblock.net/wpat.dat page as a front. With it, it informs you of its presence. So, take the website as a warning. As soon as you see it, take measures to delete the intruder. The more time it spends on board, the more problems it causes.

For starters, once the pest has tricked you into installing it, it starts working. And by working we mean wrecking. The hijacker does some completely unauthorized changes in your browser`s settings. First of all, it adds a pesky extension which is compatible with Mozilla, Chrome, Internet Explorer, so you don’t even have one reliable browser anymore. Then, it replaces your homepage and search engine with its own page – Noneblock.net/wpat.dat. From this moment on, this malicious domain will be everywhere. You will see it all the time and if you try loading another page you get redirected back to it. But you should know that this engine is very dangerous. Most of the results it shows you are nothing but corrupted and tailored. And not only the results, in that matter. All the hijacker displays is. The ads and the redirects included. Of course, there will be ads and redirects. This is the hijacker we are talking about.

You will be bombarded with numerous irritating advertisements 24/7 no matter which page you visit. Or should we say attempt to visit? All of these links are use my crooks for only one purpose. To generate web traffic to specific pages so the cybercriminals can gain profits via the pay-per-click method. But their profits come at your expense. Your clicks fill their pockets. And, you are exposing yourself to a malware risk at the same time. The results the Noneblock.net/wpat.dat displays are sponsored. So are the advertisements. They either lead to a page laced with malware or conceal malware themselves. Either way, if you click you get infected. And this time you may come across a much more serious infection, such a ransomware piece or a Trojan horse. The last thing you need right now is to get infected with more threats while still dealing whit this nasty hijacker. And don’t think these problems go unnoticed by your machine. On the contrary.

Your computer is underperforming due to the hijacker`s presence. It takes forever to load a page/a program. It freezes and crashes all the time. You may experience some Internet connection problems as well. Do you see now that this tool was never meant to be helpful to you and the crooks had no intention of improving your browsing whatsoever? Not that you need more reasons to convince you the pest has to go, but here is the last one. The hijacker threatens to expose your private life to strangers. It spies on you, gathers valuable data and hands it over to the people who published it. Keep in mind that if you are particularly unlucky it can even get its hand on your financial and identifiable credentials. Don’t take the risk of that happening. Delete the parasite now and save yourself a ton of issues. To uninstall Noneblock.net/wpat.dat manually, follow our detailed removal guide at the end of this article.

However, before proceeding to the deleting part think of how you can protect yourself in the future. Do you know how this hijacker infected you? One of the most effective tactics is bundled software. The parasite is in the bundle and you do the rest when installing the whole package without paying attention. This is exactly what all infections need. They pray for your carelessness as in this way you won`t notice them and agree to their installment. That’s why, when installing bundles, opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones. They take more time but they also allow you to deselect any program which you don’t want to enter your system. Most of the times user install threats on their machine because they rush the process, keep clicking on “next” and agree to everything. Doing this you are practically inviting infections on board.

Be more vigilant and not only during installations. Parasites use other techniques as well. Like spam emails. Don’t blindly open any message you get. If it looks suspicious and you don’t know who sent it, delete it right away. Don’t make yourself an easier target by being negligent. This is what infections need the most. Always be on the alert when surfing the web.

Noneblock.net/wpat.dat Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Noneblock.net/wpat.dat from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Noneblock.net/wpat.dat from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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