About this threat

YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED bogus warnings are are probably caused by an adware or you got redirected from some dubious web page. This is a classic tech-support scam that uses scare tactics to pressure users into calling certain numbers where they would be tricked into providing remote access to their computer. If an adware is behind these adverts, they will be highly intrusive, appear over and over again, no matter how many times you close them. An adware may normally be installed by accident, during freeware installation. No need to worry about the advertisements somehow harming your PC, and unless you dial the provided number, you will be fine. The scammers on the other side of the phone would request remote access to your device, and then ensure that they have solved the problem (which doesn’t even exist in the first place), for which they would charge you a lot of money. Not only should you never call the numbers in these questionable alerts, you should be careful about who you grant remote access to your computer. And when it comes to this warning, don’t pay any attention to it, it is not real. So as to make the alerts no longer pop up, you must delete  YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED.

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What does it do

Frequently, ad-supported programs are gotten via free application packages. If the software has something added, and you choose Default settings, you will not see it. Instead of Default, pick Advanced (Custom) mode. If any items become visible in Advanced, just uncheck them, and they will be stopped from installing. And while those items might not necessarily be harmful, if they did not inform you about their installation properly, they shouldn’t be permitted to install. If you wish to avoid having to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED and similar constantly, pay closer attention to how you install applications.

We can assure you that whatever tech-support scam warning you see on your screen, it’s saying that there is a serious issue on your device. You’re probably seeing a alleged malware, licensing or system problems, because con artists aren’t very creative when it comes to schemes, and they’re all essentially the same. It’s also common for the alert to warn you about data loss or leaks because users will panic and would be more likely to fall for the scam. People would then be recommended to dial the provided number, which would supposedly connect them to technical support. Bear in mind that no legitimate software or security business will ever ask users to call them. For example, if Apple or Microsoft is asking you to call them, it’s most definitely a scam. The con artists would try to solve a non-existent issue on your device, for which you would have to pay a lot of money. While more computer experienced users will right away understand it’s a scam, less computer savvy people may fall for them, which is why those scams are still around. And we can see how some less computer savvy people may believe the claims, as even if they don’t fall for the first attempt, after they start showing up regularly, they might think that something is actually wrong. However, even if the warning looks fully real, you should still look into it using a reliable search engine. Possibly, the first few results will confirm that it’s a scam. Now that it has been confirmed to be a scam, just close the alert and deal with what’s causing them. There’s nothing to worry about if it only appeared once or twice, but if you regularly get them, you will need to erase YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED ad-supported application.

YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED termination

YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED uninstallation is quite easy, so there should not be any problems with the process. Depending on how experienced you are with computers, there are two ways to terminate YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED, you can choose to do it manually or automatically. The by hand method might take more time but it is possible, and we have placed instructions to help you below. If you would like automatic termination, get anti-spyware software and have it erase YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED for you. You ought to no longer encounter the pop-ups if the infection was uninstalled completely.

Learn how to remove YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED

Step 5. Remove YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED

Step 6. Remove YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to delete YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED
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