What is "You shall not pass" virus?
"You shall not pass" virus is a browser hijacker that does not allow you to enter a number of websites, including Google, YouTube, Facebook, PayPal and others. Whenever you try visiting the said website, you are shown a message with says YOU SHALL NOT PASS with Gandalf in it. "You shall not pass" virus can take over your browser, because it modifies your HOSTS file. Due to the fact, that this infection can install other your computer threats along such as Backdoor:Win32/Fynloski.A, you should take care of "You shall not pass" virus at once and safeguard your PC from similar intruders.
Where does "You shall not pass" virus come from?
Just like a number of computer threats, "You shall not pass" virus has many ways of distribution. It is common for this browser hijacker to arrive via corrupted websites. For example, if you land on a corrupted website a Trojan that installs "You shall not pass" virus onto your PC may be dropped automatically. One also cannot rule out the possibility that "You shall not pass" virus comes with third party freeware, and slithers into the PC with user's permission. What is more, peer-to-peer downloads are also to blame for the "You shall not pass" virus distribution, thus you have to be really careful about what you download online.
How to remove "You shall not pass" virus?
The best way to terminate "You shall not pass" virus is to make use of and automatically malware removal tool. If you delete the infection automatically, the antimalware program of choice will also make sure that your computer is protected from similar infections. You can also remove "You shall not pass" virus manually. Simply scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner and all the files that need to be removed will be detected immediately. However, if you are not an experienced computer user, we highly recommend investing in a legitimate computer security tool that will safeguard your system against similar threats.
How to restore your HOSTS file
- Open My Computer and go to Local Disk (C:).
- Open Windows folder and double-click System32.
- Open drivers and double-click etc folder.
- Open HOSTS file with Notepad.
- If you have Windows XP, there should be only 127.0.0.1 localhost at the end of the file. If you have Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, three should be 127.0.0.1 localhost and ::1 localhost at the end of the file.
- If you see any other lines below the ones mentioned above, delete them and save changes.
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