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bale.ws
(malicious or unwanted software website)

bale.ws website WHOIS information

Below, you will find some information about the bale.ws that can be found in the official WHOIS database. The provided information includes the IP address, information on the owner of the domain name and some other domain registration information.

IP Address: 210.51.166.220 (China)

Domain Name: BALE.WS

Registrar Name: XSS, Ltd.
Registrar Email: info@gtec.ru
Registrar Telephone: 79057788628
Registrar Whois: whois.gtec.ru

Registrant Name: See registrar info above
Registrant Email: See registrar info above

Administrative Contact Email: See registrar info above
Administrative Contact Telephone: See registrar info above

Domain Created: 2009-09-17
Domain Last Updated: 2009-09-17
Domain Currently Expires: 2010-09-17

Current Nameservers:

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What type of content is presented on bale.ws?^

bale.ws belongs to the category of websites that contain malicious or unwanted software.

The types of the content of the bale.ws website can be the following:

  • Potentially unwanted software: Websites that contain potentially unwanted software (for example, desktopsmiley.com, newwebsearch.com). The potentially unwanted software is software that is useless or, even, dangerous. Many of such websites exploit vulnerabilities in your browser's security to install malicious software without the user's consent or knowledge. That is why, you should be extremely careful with this kind of websites, or, best of all, avoid visiting them.
  • Malware: Malware distribution websites may be used by various trojan downloaders as a download source. Usually, such websites don't even have a domain name and are represented by the IP address only.
  • Warez or cracks: Warez or crack sites can be considered as potentially malicious. Such sites can spread trojans and malware downloaders in the guise of key generators for or cracks of popular software. These websites are not harmful by themselves, but you cannot be sure that the downloaded software isn't infected by any virus (known or unknown).

Is bale.ws associated with malware?^

According to the type of its content, the bale.ws website may be associated with various kinds of malware. You have to run Exterminate It! malware scanner to make sure that your computer is not infected by any of them.

Here is a list of the known malware, associated with the bale.ws website:

How did you get to the bale.ws website?^

You may find yourself on the bale.ws website by clicking an advertisement banner or link on some other website. The source website may be legitimate or created specifically for redirecting traffic to the bale.ws website.

You may also find yourself on the bale.ws website by clicking a link in the search results, produced by one of the legitimate search engines. bale.ws may appear in the legitimate search results list due to the use of SEO techniques.

How to block bale.ws website?^

You can manually prevent your web browser from visiting the bale.ws website. You just have to modify the Windows HOSTS file.

The Windows HOSTS file is a standard text file with a list of web addresses that is used by the computer to find out where to look for a certain website.

If you browsing to the bale.ws it will be checked in the HOSTS file first. If the bale.ws web address is found there, the web browser opens bale.ws from the IP address indicated in the HOSTS file.

127.0.0.1 is your local IP address. Therefore, to block bale.ws you need to enter the line 127.0.0.1   bale.ws in the HOSTS file. This way, if you will visit bale.ws or will be redirected to the bale.ws, your local IP address will be used.

To block the bale.ws website, perform the following steps:

  • Locate the HOSTS file in your Windows\system32\drivers\etc folder.
  • Open it with Notepad (or any other text editor).
  • Enter a record that consists of the IP address and web address separated by a blank space.

This should be 127.0.0.1   bale.ws

Now, if your browser will try to open the bale.ws website, you will see one of the following:

  • a blank page;
  • your local default web page;
  • "Unable to connect" error page in the FireFox web browser;
  • "The page cannot be displayed" error page in the Internet Explorer web browser.

Actual result depends on your system configuration, web browser and installed software, but bale.ws website will be blocked in any case.