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File: BlockAndSurf Update

Location of BlockAndSurf Update and Associated Malware

Check whether BlockAndSurf Update is present in the following locations:

BlockAndSurf Update file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\BlockAndSurf Update

If you find BlockAndSurf Update file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The BlockAndSurf Update file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of BlockAndSurf Update File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3062A3E9A8BA4254F1B3F09E09367CDB1255Jun 26, 2014
3048D102ABAE9951B305DD8021597FD51CD1Jul 15, 2014
30505EE4C3A65BC07B56B51EBB5645D0009FAug 6, 2014
3016BAC87ADB6722F86A770788C77D418E19Aug 18, 2014
30440BF77D392F8EC04D375B41142001DD73Aug 28, 2014
30522260A8FA803A0B4A524B85000B64CDB2Sep 5, 2014
3092BBD630558A1A869F32868B36FA678A92Sep 10, 2014
3044329F5605F0146E967EF53607F22ED61COct 16, 2014
3144102C2EF6C8D1063FCF78E327BB66BC8EOct 18, 2014
30929D5D10045F58182C0A6360012797AF2FOct 22, 2014
3032C865132DB86095D0EAD34C1F6648DE7FOct 29, 2014
3072B187E99DB652A565BB84763A6687402FNov 5, 2014
3044D63E136A57A93941C5834A0338AE8432Nov 10, 2014
3040408FD858E3F5D2065554AE76C27565F8Nov 12, 2014
3040265047204004AA83FDB9121FC41877DFDec 20, 2014
304816717F35F9B9D5B335EB42BDE0C37A9BJan 7, 2015
30529163CC845BFC639545BCF5AC0B763A51Mar 6, 2015
308487D33F9B9B5EAA404E45008A4F275E4DApr 16, 2015
3080A347F8D1C281D44EC6103E38916AF5CFMay 5, 2015
30503237274841BB6798B29AC219CC876988Jun 24, 2015
3048BCF2D67A5CD8E7FD1BF164EE5C7C722CNov 11, 2015
305027E18F3F297D40BB705E7A697E5CC7D8Nov 21, 2015
30968258B43A8839CB37E00B350296F119DAMar 15, 2016
30769EB592158F405AC533FF60561FB797DFMay 25, 2016
3084B7D1677AD39B65174996B8CCC1C42AFBJul 25, 2016
3064A72AB104581F63AC5DB772135F5A6234Aug 11, 2016
30443AB5D6A30F4A025C5F825CC86E3A01B5Aug 26, 2016
3070F08FE8B9122BBB7BED3F7835B949D111Sep 21, 2016
3068027E1EAFF8252277EA05FED7D5175187Mar 8, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove BlockAndSurf Update^

  1. To enable deleting the BlockAndSurf Update file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select BlockAndSurf Update and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of BlockAndSurf Update and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of BlockAndSurf Update and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of BlockAndSurf Update will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of BlockAndSurf Update will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a BlockAndSurf Update malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type BlockAndSurf Update. The name of the first found registry value referencing BlockAndSurf Update is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to BlockAndSurf Update, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of BlockAndSurf Update and Associated Malware.