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If your computer screen is displaying random pop-ups and ads within your web browser that “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” then you’re PC has got adware infection. The“Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been Blocked” is a misleading app which redirect you to malicious site and scam the users. These dads are shown to trap the users in such a way that they deceive the users and make them feel that their computer is crashed because of some infection has been detected on the computer.

Such scams scare people and force them to call on specific number in order to fix the issue. But actually, this is a scam and users should not respond on such alerts. Users may receive any of the following messages because of the “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” pop-up:

  • *Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked*
  • Windows System Alert!!
  • You have been blocked from accessing the Internet.
  • Your e-mail passwords and other account passwords
  • Your Facebook, Skype, AIM,ICQ and other chat logs
  • Your webcam could be accessed remotely by stalkers
  • Your private & family photos and other sensitive files
  • You need to call the above number to get your PC inspected before continue to use your browser or the same type of message

Users receive this error because of the installation of the “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been Blocked pop-up ads”. Often such infection gets installed with the freeware without user’s consent. Unfortunately, some downloads intentionally disclose about any other software getting installed with them.

So if you see any of the following system, just check out if your computer has got infection and these symptoms include:

  • The web pages that you visit are linked to the Advertising banners.
  • Random text written on the web pages gets turned into hyperlinks.
  • Browser popup shows random and fake updates.
  • Other unwanted software program gets installed without the user’s knowledge and responsible to leave adware on the web page.

So users always need to pay attention while installing any software especially any freeware because a software installer may include like“Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” adware. Please be careful while accepting license agreement terms. Deselect anything unfamiliar and always choose the custom installation. The better would be if you don’t install any application that you don’t trust.

There are two ways to remove Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked adware from your computer:

Method 1: Automatic removal using defencebyte Antivirus Pro

defencebyte antivirus pro is a virus, malware, and other types of infection removal tool. It automatically detects the threats and removes them from your machine. To make your computer infection free you need to install and download defencebyte AntiVirus Pro.  After downloading the software, just follow the steps below to install, scan, find and remove any malicious adware from your system.

Step 1-750x529

  1. Close all the running programs including this one, after download is complete.
  2. Then double-click on the icon on your desktop defencebyteAVPro.exe. This step will begin the installation in your system.
  3. Once the installation starts, you must keep following the prompts to keep up with the installation process. Make sure you don’t make any changes to default settings. After the program has finally installed onto your system, the user must leave defencebyte AntiVirus Pro checked. Lastly press the Finish In case, defencebyte prompts you to reboot the system, then it is advised not to do so.
  4. defencebyte AntiVirus Pro is ready to scan our system.

Now click on Scan button to start up with the scan. In case any update regarding defencebyte is available, the download and installation will automatically take place before the scan performs.

  1. defencebyte AntiVirus Pro will now begin with the scanning your system for any kind of malwares present in your system. This step could take a while so you are requested to work on something else and keep checking up on the status from time to time.
  2. After defencebyte AntiVirus Pro is finished with scanning, the malware which has been found will show up on your screen.

The user should now press on Clean Now to delete all the malware and foreign agents that showed up. The defencebyte AntiVirus Pro will now start deleting all the files and registry keys. In this step, defencebyte might require a reboot to be able to delete some of them. Please allow the reboot to take place if it appears on the screen. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Please continue with the steps after the system has been rebooted and the user is logged in.

  1. You can now close defencebyte AntiVirus Pro.

Method B: Manual removal of the adware by yourself

  • End the related running process in Task Manager

Press “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” to start Task Manager and find the related programs of this adware or running process like iexplore.exe, chrome.exe,                firefox.exe and then click “End Process” to close profittower.net.


  • Follow the instruction below to uninstall suspicious computer programs from Control Panel:


Windows 10:

1) To launch Settings, tap on the Windows key + I.

2) Then click on Control Panel.

3) Open Uninstall a program.

4) Delete all the suspicious programs. 

Windows 8 or Windows 8.1:

1) Press the Windows key + Q to open the search bar.

2) Type Control Panel in the search bar and click the icon.

3) Go to uninstall a program and remove all the suspicious programs.

Windows 7 or Windows Vista:

1) Click on the Start menu and then Control Panel.

2) From the programs option, access the option Uninstall a program.

3) Remove all the suspicious programs.

Windows XP:

1) Open the Start menu.

2) Click on the Control Panel.

3) Click on the option Add or Remove Programs and remove the entire suspicious program. 

  • Instructions to remove “Your Windows(Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” pop-up from web browsers 

Internet Explorer:

1) Click on the “Start” button, find “Internet Explorer” and then right click on it. Select the option “properties”. On the pop-up window, click on the Shortcut tab, now in the Target, delete the extension after “.exe” and then click “OK”.

2) Now open the Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon, select “Internet options”, click on the General tab, and then click “Use new tab” or type your favorite website address, and then click on the “Apply” option.

3) Click “Delete…” button on General tab, going to the “Delete Browsing History” window, click “Delete”, and then “OK” button to close the Internet Options window.

4) Now close Internet Explorer and then re-open it. Now your problem would have been fixed.

Google Chrome:

1) Open Chrome browser, at the top on the right side, click on the icon menu, and choose “Settings “from there. Go to on startup option, click the option “Set pages”, delete the unwanted web address and then click on the “OK” button.

2) Then go to Appearance option, check “Show Home button”, and then click “Change”. On the pop-up window, delete the unwanted website address in Open this page option, and then click “OK”.

3) Click on the History tab, and then click on the “Clear browsing date…” button. On the confirmation window, click on the option “Clear browsing date”, and then close the Chrome browser.

4) Click on the “Start” button, search “Google Chrome”, right click on it, and then choose “properties”. Go to Shortcut tab, on the pop-up window; delete the extension after “.exe” in Target, and then click “OK” button.

5) Now close Google Chrome browser and then re-open it. Now your problem would have been fixed.

Mozilla Firefox:

1) Open the Firefox browser, at the top on the right side, click on the icon menu and then choose “Options”. Click on the General tab, select the option “Restore to Default”, and then click “OK”.

2) Now select “History” then click on the option “Clear Recent History…”. Then on the pop-up window, click “Clear Now” button.

3) Click on the “Start button”, search “Mozilla Firefox”, and right click on it, and then choose “properties”. On the pop-up window, click on the Shortcut tab, then delete the extension after “.exe” in Target, and then click on the “OK” button.

4) Now close Mozilla Firefox and then re-open it. Now your problem would have been fixed.

Microsoft Edge:

1) At the bottom of the screen, there is a search bar next to Windows 10 icon, type your homepage URL in that search bar and hit enter.

2) Microsoft Edge will be opened up with a new tab for your default search engine. Here you can see “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” pop-up will be open in this new tab that doesn’t have focus.

3) Click the “X” to close Edge and do not click on the pop-up “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” or it will get focus again.

  • Now Remove suspicious add-ons/extensions from web browsers

Internet Explorer:

1) Open the desktop, and then click on the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

2) Now click the “Tools” button, and then “Manage add-ons”.

3) Remove or disable all add-ons that you want to remove.

Google Chrome:

1) On the browser toolbar of the Chrome, click on the Chrome menu.

2) Click “Tools”, then “Extensions”.

4) To completely remove the program, click the trash can icon by the extensions.

5) When a confirmation dialog appears, just click “Remove”.

Mozilla Firefox:

1) Open the Mozilla Firefox and then open its menu. From there, select “Add-ons” that will open the Add-ons Manager tab.

2) Now choose the Extensions or Appearance panel in the Add-ons Manager tab.

3) Remove all extensions that you want to remove.

4) When it pop-ups to click “Restart” now, click on the option.

Method A is the best option to remove “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” pop-up from your computer. But if you’re an advanced computer user, Method 2 will give you the same results to remove the infection from your system.

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