This website has been reported as unsafe

“This website has been reported as unsafe” is a fake security web page issued by a rogue program. It imitates real warning from Internet browser to deceive you.

“This website has been reported as unsafe” is a browser hijacker that will be presented to computer currently infected with rogue security application. This Internet browser redirection or commonly called as fake error page is issued by phony antivirus program in order to cheat people. Actually, the page “This website has been reported as unsafe” (which pictures appear below) are locally hosted and is not provided by Google or any Internet browser blocking mechanism. Most of all, it is not part of Microsoft Smart Screen Filter Warning.

Fake “This website has been reported as unsafe” provides no security measures in blocking malicious web site but mislead users with actual security status. As you progresses following the fake warning page, it is noticeable that in the end, it promotes the acquisition of certain antivirus program claiming to stop this error. Another instance prompts web user to activate web protection software which is rogue in nature. Above all, “This website has been reported as unsafe” virus will manipulate system settings making computer unstable or worst, unusable.

Stop “This website has been reported as unsafe” by running a consecutive scan of legitimate anti-virus and anti-malware application. If anti-malware is unavailable, simply download, install, update and scan with genuine security software to stop this annoying thing.

Damage Level: Medium

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7

Screenshot Image:

This website has been reported as unsafe Image

This website has been reported as unsafe
We strongly recommend to discontinue the use of this website.
Activate my Web Protection software.
This website has been reported to Microsoft for containing threats that might steal personal of financial information from your computer.

Update: August 10, 2010
The same error message is supplied by another rogue program Wireshark Antivirus in the same purpose of redirecting an infected computer to a malicious web site.

Register your computer

This website has been reported as unsafe
We strongly recommend to discontinue the use of this website.
Register your computer’s security software
This website has been reported to Microsoft for containing threats that might steal personal or financial information from your computer.

How to Remove This website has been reported as unsafe

NOTE: It is recommended to PRINT or BOOKMARK this instruction because we need to restart Windows during the virus removal process.

Step 1 : Remove This website has been reported as unsafe with this recommended tool

This guide requires a tool called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It is a free tool designed to eradicate various computer infections including This website has been reported as unsafe. MBAM scanner and malware removal tool is distributed for free.

1. In order to completely remove This website has been reported as unsafe, it is best to download and run the recommended tool. Please click the button below to begin download.

Download Tool

2. After downloading, double-click on the file to install the application. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click on the file and select 'Run as administator' from the list.
3. When User Account Control prompts, please click Yes to proceed with the installation.

4. Follow the prompts and install as 'default' only. There are no changes needed during the installation process.
5. Before the installation procedure ends, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will ask for database update, please proceed.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Update

6. Click Finish button after installation. Program will run automatically run and you will be prompted to update if newer version of database is available.
7. At this moment, close MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and proceed with the next step.

Step 2 : Run a thorough scan to remove This website has been reported as unsafe

1. Remove all media such as floppy drive, cd, dvd, and USB devices. Then, restart the computer.

Boot in Safe Mode on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 system
a) Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
b) It will display the Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode.

Start computer in Safe Mode using Windows 8
a) Before Windows begins to load, press Shift and F8 on your keyboard.
b) On Recovery interface, click on 'See advanced repair options'.
c) Next, click on Troubleshoot option.
d) Then, select Advanced options from the list.
e) Lastly, please choose Windows Startup Settings and click on Restart. When Windows restarts, you will be send to a familiar Advanced Boot Options screen.
f) Select Safe Mode from the selections menu.

Safe Mode

2. Once Windows is running on Safe Mode, find the icon of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Double-click to launch the program.
3. Choose Perform full scan on scanner's console to ensure that it thoroughly check the PC for any presence of This website has been reported as unsafe and other forms of threats. Click the Scan button to start.

MBAM Scan

4. Once the scan has completed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will issue a list of identified threats. Mark all threats and click on Remove Selected.
5. If it prompts to restart the computer, please reboot Windows normally.

Step 3 : Remove Rootkit Trojan that installs This website has been reported as unsafe

Anti-rootkit utility called TDSSKiller is a free tool from Kasperksy that neutralizes complicated malware which effectively hides its process, folders, files and registry entries.

1. Download TDSSKiller and save the file on your desktop or any accessible spot.

Download TDSSKiller

2. Extract the contents of downloaded file (tdsskiller.zip) using archiver programs like Winzip or Winrar.
3. Locate the folder where you extracted tdsskiller.zip and double-click the file TDSSKiller.exe to launch the scanner.
4. Once TDSSKiller is open, please mark Services and drivers as well as Boot Sectors. Picking these options ensures that the program will inspect boot sector and system files that are infected with This website has been reported as unsafe. Please refer to attached image.

TDSSKiller

5. Click on Start Scan button to begin scanning your system. This may take a while. You need to complete this process to make sure that the program detects and delete all components of This website has been reported as unsafe.
6. When scan has finished, you may restart Windows normally. This part of the removal process using TDSSKiller is now complete.

Additional scanner you may run to ensure that This website has been reported as unsafe is totally deleted

Portable SuperAntiSpyware
To thoroughly remove This website has been reported as unsafe, it is best to do a separate scan of another security program so that other infected files not detected from previous can be removed as well. Click here to start using SuperAntiSpyware Portable.

Online Virus Scanner:
Another way to remove a virus without the need to install additional anti-virus software is to perform a thorough scan with free Online Virus Scanner. Browse this page to see a list of free services from specific anti-virus and security company.

Alternative Removal Procedures for This website has been reported as unsafe

Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state

During an infection, This website has been reported as unsafe drops various files and registry entries. The threat intentionally hides system files by setting options in the registry. With these rigid changes, the best solution is to return Windows to previous working state is through System Restore.

To verify if System Restore is active on your computer, please follow the instructions below to access this feature.

Access System Restore on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

a) Go to Start Menu, then under 'Run' or 'Search Program and Files' field, type rstrui.
b) Then, press Enter on the keyboard to open System Restore Settings.

rstrui-win7

Open System Restore on Windows 8

a) Hover your mouse cursor to the lower left corner of the screen and wait for the Start icon to appear.
b) Right-click on the icon and select Run from the list. This will open a Run dialog box.
c) Type rstrui on the 'Open' field and click on OK to initiate the command.

rstrui-win8

If previous restore point is saved, you may proceed with Windows System Restore. Click here to see the full procedure.

Troubleshooting Guides

Did This website has been reported as unsafe blocks your Internet access?

It is usual that rogue program prevents user from downloading removal tools from the Internet. Thus, infected computer may be denied to access the Internet by making changes to computer's proxy, DNS, and Hosts file. To fix Internet connection problem, follow these steps:

1. Download the free program called MiniToolBox. Click the button below to begin. Save the file on your hard drive or preferably in your Desktop.

MiniToolBox

2. Close all running Internet browser and double-click on the file to run. It opens a window showing a list of features.
3. Make sure that you have a check mark on the following items : Flush DNS, Reset IE Proxy Settings, and Reset FF Proxy Settings.

MiniToolBox

4. Click on the GO button to start the process. The program automatically closes and displays a text file for your reference.

5. If the above solution does not work, you may try other method like fixing a virus-blocked Internet access. Make sure that your hosts file is free from any malicious entries. View steps in cleaning Windows host file.

Ways to Prevent This website has been reported as unsafe Infection

Here are some guidelines to help defend your computer from virus attack and malware activities. Being fully protected does not have to be expensive.

Install protection software to block This website has been reported as unsafe and other threats

Having an effective anti-malware program is the best way to guard your computer against malware and threats. Although full version of anti-malware will cost some penny to obtain, it is still worthy to buy one. With real-time scan, it will be safer for you to browse the web, download files, and do more things online.

Get Protection Software

Keep all programs up to date

It is important to download critical update for installed programs. Software updates includes patches for security flaw that may utilize by an attacker to enter the computer. This flaw may be taken advantage by This website has been reported as unsafe, viruses, and malware to attack the computer. Crucial programs to watch for updates are MS Windows, MS Office, Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, and Java Runtime.

Activate security features of your Internet browser

SmartScreen Filter, Phishing and Malware Protection, and Block Attack Sites are the respective security features of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Although, it may not fully guard your computer from online attack, at least it can lessen the risk. Enabling these features also helps to secure your private data and avoid identity theft.


Be a responsible Internet user

Antivirus programs and security features of Internet browser facilitates real-time protection and monitors harmful activities online. However, it tends to malfunction for some reasons. Thus, you do not have to be fully dependent on these tools. It is always best to practice safety measures when using the Internet.

28 Comments

  1. Michael
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 19:58:44

    Hi, Thanks for the article. How do I get this off my computer?

  2. Christi
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 05:43:57

    I have this Trojan myself and nothing is working. My spybot s & d found it but it wont let me delete it. I can’t get into safe mode and i cant get to control panel, cant restore. I’m so frustrated!

  3. Sheila
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 16:00:14

    That sounds good, but it’s all the website I want to go to. And I never had these problems until a week ago. What else could cause this?

  4. precisesecurity
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 07:59:16

    It was a rogue program causing that and not the website you are trying to visit. This malware will embed a code on your Internet Browser and blocks it from visiting another website with its own webpage.

  5. NEED HELP
    Oct 02, 2009 @ 01:17:53

    So i downloaded this thing called Total Security, i advise to not download it becuase after downloading it, i can’t go to websites i want to go to, but i try deleting it, but i can’t find it in any hard drives, documents and etc, and its not letting me go on websites i want to, can someone help figure out how to delete this thing and enable you to go on the website(facebook, msn and etc)

  6. Lisa
    Oct 03, 2009 @ 02:13:47

    Not sure about this particular one, but I had something similar happen with a different “security” program. I ended up downloading Revo Uninstaller to remove my pain in the neck program. Hope that helps.

  7. s.prabhu
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 17:05:16

    Hi, my system runs with winxp and nav installed on it. My problem is that when I browse in the net suddenly I get an error message that This website is has been reported as unsafe and the web page gets colsed. Please tell me an solution.

  8. Kripesh
    Jan 04, 2010 @ 08:45:13

    I had the same problem, what I did is just deleted the psecurity folder from propram files and removed this service from the startup (msconfig). After I resetted all websettings of iexplorer and soved my problem. I think this will be useful to all

  9. Dave
    Jan 09, 2010 @ 03:16:39

    Somehow we got this nasty “This website has been reported as unsafe” browser hijack malware. I downloaded mbam-setup to a flash stick and called it a.exe using another computer. I then ran the free program on the infected computer and ran the scan. It appears that it got rid of the problem!

  10. Anthony
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 22:47:39

    Yeah but I hate that when you see any good anti spyware and anti virus, at the end, it scans everything, letting you know how much infections you have. Then, at the last step, it tells you to pay $50+ to register. Im like what the F@%#. It doesn’t do anything and just scans your computer.

  11. Anthony
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 22:50:30

    And just to let you all know, I have, I think, downloaded every Free anti virus+ spyware protection. In the end, it just makes my computer way slower, and the internet comes up like 5 minutes after you clicked the internet icon. It doesn’t get rid of any infections I have on my computer. It makes me frustrated >:l

  12. Dc
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 14:04:05

    for malware bytes it says i got a7 infections wen i try 2 deleted it it says restart your computer and i press ok and then it not respond how come?

  13. kelli
    Feb 02, 2010 @ 17:46:42

    Thanks precisesecurity, I followed your instructions to remove this rouge program and it worked just as you suggested.

  14. mathi
    Feb 02, 2010 @ 20:29:11

    help me i have the problem: this website has been reported as unafe, like u see on top of this website,
    can’t i just remove it without downloading something else?

  15. Luis
    Feb 06, 2010 @ 04:49:41

    If all Fails do a system restore!! that never fails

  16. Laura Brehon
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 17:06:03

    I have the same problem,how do I do a system restore and do i loose everything?? I’ve tried loads of antivirus and nothing working

  17. LISBETH EVENSEN.
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 17:02:31

    Jeg sier opp dette programmet. takk for meg Får jeg skriver ikke engelsk og ikke snakker jeg engelsk . Så jeg vil ha mitt morsmål som da er NORSK.

  18. Adam Blankenbiller
    Apr 23, 2010 @ 18:27:34

    This is a Microsoft Smart Screen filter warning.

    It does not mean your computer is infected with malware.

  19. mada_bliss
    Apr 24, 2010 @ 01:00:09

    Adam,

    When clicking on “Activate my Web Protection software.” it will be redirected to a fake antivirus websites and downloads a virus. Are you sure it was from Microsoft. Microsoft Smart Screen Filter looks different from the image posted above.

  20. Ryan
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 18:18:45

    I’ve tried just about everything I could find on this topic to remove this nuisant virus. I tried what was recommended about, it just keeps coming. Also getting annoying Spyware alerts.

  21. K Swift
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 09:58:28

    Thursday 08.07.2010

    I tried downloading My Wonderful Farm (Fast Download)
    & (High Speed). Microsoft alerted me that the site has been
    reported as unsafe as it has links to viruses that could
    infect your computer and has links to getting your personal
    details, they showed 1 Trojan it downloads. I filled out
    their comment box plus security code: 606054, double checking
    I’d typed it correctly, I had, their next window reported:
    “An error has occured! The security code is incorrect.” It
    wasn’t. The trouble is I’d filled out my name, using 1st
    initial, surname & email address before finding out it’s an
    unsafe site. I’ll keep an eye on my email, anything from them
    will be treated as SPAM!!

    CHAMP44

    My warning DON’T go on: softcatalog.com (Soft Catalog)

  22. K Swift
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 10:06:06

    Thursday 08.07.2010

    Thanks for checking and putting my blog on screen so
    FAST!! I’ve just checked my email and so far nothing
    from: Soft Catalog.

    If I get any viruses I’ll let you know.

    K Swift

  23. precisesecurity
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 14:03:12

    @Ryan, there is a new released of SuperAntispyware portable scanner. Go try and check it. http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/free-antispyware/superantispyware-portable-scanner/

  24. cathy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:22:08

    Go to CNET.com and download the malwarebytes link follow the prompts. then i downloaded the avast! and did the scan and im good! hope that helps!

  25. Frank
    Aug 21, 2010 @ 13:01:48

    You want the best Internet security. I have the Free Trail running of Avast! Internet Security. I have been running it for free for 6 month now.

    Here is how to get it for free all the time.

    1)Download hxxp://www.ccleaner.com (You will see why)

    2) download the Free trail of Avast! Internet Security. (Not the Free Anti-virus).

    Now say you had the Avast program for thirty days, all you have to do is go delete it first. Then go to Ccleaner program and clean out the registry files.

    Then reinstall the AVS program (Using Firefox will place the program in the Download file).

    The company forgots to record your IP address or your computer ID. So you can do thing until they get wind of it.

  26. suresh subedi
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 00:38:52

    in my computer i instulled bullgaurd internet security ,and its shows 5 unsafe software, so i dont know what to do then?

  27. Mikhailovich
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 17:14:05

    I’m having a similar issue, and thus far I can’t see any apparent other affects from the virus/aware. However not being able to access the internet is a severe issue for me. I wish to download Ccleaner and Avant. If there is a best program I would have to pay for I am willing to do it. Obviously being unable to access the internet I need to transfer those files from another computer. How do I do this?

  28. Artem
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 09:02:40

    Christi, remove all and reinstall Windows

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