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File: BlockAndSurf_wd

Location of BlockAndSurf_wd and Associated Malware

Check whether BlockAndSurf_wd is present in the following locations:

BlockAndSurf_wd file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\BlockAndSurf_wd

If you find BlockAndSurf_wd 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_wd file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of BlockAndSurf_wd File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
29800B81C6306EF0F641342501431FDF2E54Jun 26, 2014
296825F711DB5298F5E1D581F8C5C7103DA4Jul 15, 2014
2970C8C6932EB50616E041806C020E7601ADAug 6, 2014
2960A8B0B91EA00D6F03B266EFA9B811F143Aug 18, 2014
2964F3A7D70AA69D54B2507C3ED8E93F07D3Aug 28, 2014
297279CABF733988D62F56239185E2B1EC2BSep 5, 2014
30121DC30AAB019BEB57C82D1A54B0CAAF82Oct 22, 2014
296452FF925255AE35E792CDC5F6C153A102Mar 25, 2015
2968B557AB88E7BBF8BE5D704AB002A37F30Jun 24, 2015
2984D3C26B81CC0B56F20857C69AFCB1708DAug 11, 2016

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_wd^

  1. To enable deleting the BlockAndSurf_wd 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_wd and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of BlockAndSurf_wd 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_wd and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of BlockAndSurf_wd 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_wd 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_wd 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_wd. The name of the first found registry value referencing BlockAndSurf_wd 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_wd, 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_wd and Associated Malware.