How to remove Winpage Blocker

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Browser Hijacker Winpage Blocker

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Name

Winpage Blocker

Description

A Winpage Blocker changes a Web browser's settings or behavior without the user's permission and is often caused by malware, spyware, or a virus. Some Winpage Blockers are bundled with free software downloads, but others are caused by trojans, viruses, or other malware.

Type

Browser Hijacker

Manual

How to manually remove Winpage Blocker guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Winpage Blocker activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Winpage Blocker process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Winpage Blocker. If you find Winpage Blocker process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Winpage Blocker for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Winpage Blocker using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Winpage Blocker.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Browser Hijacker usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Browser Hijackers are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Browser Hijackers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Winpage Blocker from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Winpage Blocker. After turning off the Internet and disabling Winpage Blocker process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Winpage Blocker to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Winpage Blocker one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Winpage Blocker. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Browser Hijackers use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • WinPage.dll

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Winpage Blocker, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Winpage Blocker has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Winpage Blocker that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • How did my computer get Winpage Blocker?

  • I detected Winpage Blocker on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Winpage Blocker do to my computer?

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  • Can Winpage Blocker spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Winpage Blocker infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Winpage Blocker

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How did my computer get Winpage Blocker?

Computers get infected with Winpage Blocker through bundle installing. That’s when a user elects to install Winpage Blocker as a free download. Winpage Blocker is a browser hijacker designed to make your browser display certain website ads.

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I detected Winpage Blocker on my computer. What do I do?

Scan your computer for Winpage Blocker immediately. Browser hijackers are usually elaborately disguised and are often hard to detect manually.

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What damage can Winpage Blocker do to my computer?

Winpage Blocker can fully control your computer, change your settings and gain access to your personal information.

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What are the main symptoms of Winpage Blocker?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Winpage Blocker spread to other computers?

As with most malware, Winpage Blocker is installed manually by the user. A user may install Winpage Blocker while installing utility software without even knowing it.

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Countries with the highest Winpage Blocker infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Winpage Blocker

2016-02-22

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