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Should I remove BlockAndSurf?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,389
United States Rank #4,370
Reach 0.1411%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.35 days
275.86 days >
Average installed length: 144.94 days

BlockAndSurf

What is BlockAndSurf?

BlockAndSurf is an adware browser extension that will display banner and text-context link ads aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products. It will cause random web page text is turned into hyperlinks and may also lead to the installation of other unwanted adware programs to be installed without the user's knowledge.

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named BlockAndSurfm.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 241 files and is usually about 1.86 MB (1,951,361 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BlockAndSurf.
BlockAndSurfC.exe (115316316f9fa854f13ead413c974191) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 959 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
Avira AntiVir 7.11.150.164 Adware/Graftor.141159.39
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 2014.9-140620 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3437 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Agent.aT
Bitdefender 1.0.20.855 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
Comodo Security 18306 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.06.20.01 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
ESET-NOD32 8.9824 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-20-06_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
G Data 14.6.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 13.178.12140 Adware
K7GW 13.178.12140 Adware ( 00498b741 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3682 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ak.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7093 Artemis!115316316F9F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7093 Artemis!115316316F9F
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.513 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59921 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cxqfzv
Panda Antivirus 14.06.20.01 Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA DM
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 Trojan.Gen
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Risk.Adware.Dvfv
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07ED14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 29416 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
BlockNSurf.exe (db0c3035b9913c941c364dddf17e2309) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BlockAndSurf.B
AhnLab-V3 None Adware/Win32.BlockNSurf
Avira AntiVir 7.11.151.40 Adware/BlockAndSurf.B.2
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Generic5.ARIH
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AJ
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BlockAndSurf.B
Comodo Security 18313 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Adware.BlockAndSurf.B (B)
ESET-NOD32 9838 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BlockAndSurf.B
G Data 24 Adware.BlockAndSurf.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.BlockAndSurf
K7 AntiVirus 9.178.12171 Adware ( 00498b741 )
K7GW 9.178.12171 Adware ( 00498b741 )
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!DB0C3035B991
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!DB0C3035B991
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BlockAndSurf.B
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59921 Riskware.Win32.BlockAndSurf.cxqulg
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Risk.Adware.Wqmu
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OEJ14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OEJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 29512 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
171.dll (ca9883c9c8f5902811abca021f784937) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BlockAndSurf.108
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0528
BlockAndSurf.exe (e5a07ddd80271329fd9c81c9ae15edc7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Browsefox.108
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0606
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BlockAndSurf has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BlockAndSurf-software
URL: www.revizer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\blockandsurf-soft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BlockAndSurf-soft\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BlockAndSurf

Program executable:BlockAndSurfm.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\blockandsurfs\BlockAndSurfm.exe
MD5:9f54935b099ebc74a57f29f9222675d3
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BlockAndSurf.exe - BlockNSurf (BlockNSurf Tray Link)
  • BlockNSurf.exe
  • 171.dll
  • 172.dll
  • (Malware detected) BlockAndSurfC.exe
  • BlockAndSurfKF161.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 172.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BlockAndSurf' with the class of {09B73D47-DE1A-89C6-EE3B-3DEC891DE5E4}.
  • 171.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BlockAndSurf' with the class of {422D26E7-DC5F-F795-9A9F-E39B2845B592}.
Scheduled Task
  • BlockAndSurfC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BlockAndSurf_wd' (runs daily at 11:20 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BlockAndSurfC.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BlockAndSurf_wd.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • BlockNSurf.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlockNSurf' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlockAndSurf-soft\BlockNSurf.exe.
  • BlockAndSurf.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlockAndSurf' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlockAndSurf-soft\BlockAndSurf.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BlockAndSurf.exe
Memory:1.36 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001449945%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006048%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008452%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:128,127
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
BlockAndSurfC.exe
Memory:3.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0000566013%
Kernel CPU:0.00004390%
User CPU:0.00001270%
CPU cycles/sec:1,384,276
I/O reads/min:90.02 KB

How do I remove BlockAndSurf?

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Or, you can uninstall BlockAndSurf from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BlockAndSurf, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BlockAndSurf.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BlockAndSurf you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.84%
Windows 8 39.12%
Windows Vista 4.47%
Windows XP 3.12%
Windows 8.1 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.48%
Windows 8.1 20.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.89%
Windows 7 Professional 9.56%
Windows 8 6.07%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.55%
  Germany 4.79%
  France 4.75%
  Italy 4.71%
  Canada 4.50%
  Brazil 4.45%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  India 3.86%
  Australia 3.48%
  Saudi Arabia 2.04%
  Mexico 1.65%
  Belgium 1.53%
  Turkey 1.40%
  Indonesia 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.82%
Acer 19.54%
Dell 18.89%
ASUS 9.55%
Toshiba 7.18%
Lenovo 5.39%
Samsung 5.24%
GIGABYTE 1.65%
Intel 1.01%
Alienware 0.72%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.68%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.76%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.38%

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