Stoppblock.net is advertised as a free utility, which can give you access to any website while bypassing blocked services with no Geo-restrictions. In reality, this page is nothing but trouble. It relies on your naivety and will use trickery to make you fall into its trap. If you follow its instructions, you’ll infect all existing browsers on your computer with a nasty browser hijacker. Once this malicious software infiltrates your device, it will launch an attack on any browsers that you have on your PC – Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari.
No web browser is immune to its effect. And after it establishes itself on those apps, it will start interfering with your online activity. Your screen will get swarmed with annoying ads in different forms like pop-ups, in-text, banners and blinking alert messages. The thing with such promoted content is, that you never know where they can reroute you to. After all, the hijacker is programmed to generate a large number of advertisements, without bothering to verify them. That’s why it is possible for you to stumble upon a suspicious and even dangerous third-party link that may potentially infect your PC with malicious software.
What you need to know about this hijacker, is that it cannot hack your computer on its own. In order to get access to your computer, it needs your permission. It is simple, really. It won’t infect your device, as long as you do not install it on your computer. The thing is, such malware often disguises itself as a reliable program or application. Crooks also rely on your haste and negligence, to fool you into installing such parasite on your computer. Usually, browser hijackers are known to lurk behind spam emails, torrents, fake updates, software bundles, as well as infected links.
If you want to keep your computer malware-free, you need to be cautious. Never trust random pop-ups that wants you to follow shady update links or that promise to give you a free award. We also strongly recommend opting for a custom install mode when possible, so you’ll be able to spot any hidden bonus content. If any additional software is available, always make sure to deselect it. Chances are, it is actually malware in disguise.
Browser hijackers can gain full control over your browsers. Common symptoms of their presence on your computer are slow internet speed, lagging, replaced homepage and preferred search engine with the Stoppblock.net website, as well as other modifications in the browser settings. Hijackers can also install shady apps and toolbars on your web apps, without your knowledge or permission. Keeping such parasite on your computer will bring you no positives.
Your online presence will soon turn into a hellish experience. You’ll constantly get interrupted by intrusive adverts. Also, it is only a matter of time till your browser starts to experience difficulty displaying the heavy promotions. At some point, it will start to crash and freeze, until it stops working altogether. What’s more, this browser hijacker can compromise your personal and financial information, making it easily accessible for hackers that seek to share such information with other people for profit. Your only way out of this nightmare, is to remove this parasite from your PC as soon as possible!
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Stoppblock.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.