Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software Removal Guide

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Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software is a computer infection that is similar to Why do I see this page Virus. It is a computer malware that changes your hosts file and thus blocks you from accessing a number of popular websites. For example, with this malware on your computer you will not be able to access eBay, Amazon, Google, paypal, tumblr and a list of other websites. Every single time you will try to open the said website, you will be presented with the following message:

Access Restricted!
Your website access has been restricted for downloaded pirated software.
To restore normal browsing, press "unlock below. Once verified you can download our unlocker.

Since illegal software downloads still prevail, quite a few users may fall for this trick and click the Unlock button in order to restore access to a number of websites. Nevertheless, after having clicked the button, you are simply are presented with yet another table which reads:

Please complete one survey or offer below to verify you're human.
You must use valid details.
Stop! Please very you are human!

As expected from a computer malware, the so-called survey is not for free. Each time you complete it, you lose $5, and this is the main reason why Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software message is displayed on your screen - this infection wants your money, and it employs really dirty techniques to get to it.

If you are wondering how Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software got into your PC, there may be a few answers to this question. For one, the malware may be delivered via Trojan, and it would mean that there are more threats in your computer than just this screen locker alone. Also, the infection may come via spam email attachments and could be hiding behind outgoing links to corrupted websites. In short, you need to exercise caution whenever you browse the Internet, to avoid such things as Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software.

In order to remove Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software from your computer, you need to reset your browser and then restore hosts file settings. To do that, follow the instructions below.

Restore hosts file

  1. Go to My Computer and open Local Disk (C:).
  2. Open Windows and go to System 32.
  3. Open drivers folder and go to etc folder.
  4. Open hosts file with Notepad.
  5. If you have Windows XP, at the end of the hosts file there should be only one line: 127.0.0.1 localhost. If you have Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, there should be two lines: 127.0.0.1 local hosts and ::11 localhost.
  6. If there are any other lines below these, delete them and save changes.

Reset your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet Options.
  2. Click Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Choose Delete personal settings on Reset Internet Explorer settings menu.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Press Close when the reset is complete and click OK.
  6. Restart Internet Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Firefox button and select Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on the right. Press Reset Firefox again.
  4. When the reset is done press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Users.
  3. Press Delete this user.

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