The Internet is a huge worldwide platform not only for useful information and entertaining content, but also for the ubiquitous scammers. The ingenuity of those who seek extortion and deception knows no bounds. Phishing sites, advertising worms and “fake” accounts and groups on social networks have long become the “classics” of fraudulent activity. Now, often taking advantage of the trustfulness of inexperienced network users, attackers disguise themselves as law enforcers. “The browser is blocked by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation,” reads an inscription on the screen of a random guest of sites with erotic, pornographic and other dubious content. Moreover, the pop-up window does not disappear, does not allow closing the browser and “requires” the payment of a fine of 3 thousand rubles. What does this mean and do law enforcement agencies really have such powers?
MIA browser lock: is this possible?
It can be immediately clearly noted that the Ministry of Internal Affairs has nothing to do with such “shares”. Viewing of erotic or pornographic materials by a private person is not prohibited by law, and therefore is not subject to a fine. Moreover, judging by the information in the pop-up window, the money needs to be sent to a certain mobile phone number. The conclusion suggests itself: the fine, which supposedly needs to be paid in this way, is the most striking refutation of the fact that the browser is blocked by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to understand who then stands behind such frauds.
How does mvd.ru virus work?
When you go to infected pages, the malicious program is downloaded, installed on your computer and changes the address of the DNS server. Thus, when trying to go to any other page or turn off the browser (different versions of the program may act differently), the user will see the same page with the inscription “The browser is blocked by the Ministry of Internal Affairs”, the amount of the fine and the time allotted for payment. When you scan your computer with antivirus, the result is at least surprising - malware programs "bypass" rescue software very well.
How to unlock the browser
It should be noted that sometimes a really real lock occurs, only as I wrote above, not the browser, but IP.
We will consider that you have not that case and we will begin treatment of the computer.
To do this, insert the following link into the address bar of the browser and click on it:
You should see the following:
This is a special free healing utility, in my opinion it best solves the problem when the “browser is blocked”.
Click on the lowest link and download it. She will check the computer and not only remove all the "pests", but if necessary, correct the register, which is very important.
To unlock the browser after downloading, double-click on it. Next, select the scan mode and start the process.
In the end, if suspicious objects are detected, select them if you are asked whether to correct the case - click "YES".
In almost all cases, a notification that the browser is blocked after cleaning the computer with this utility no longer appears. It does not conflict with other anti-virus systems.
You should only think about your antivirus: why it skipped suspicious files, allowing attackers to violate your browsers' usual mode of operation.
How to remove browser lock
Sometimes when you open a new tab or when switching from one page to another, you will automatically open a page with a blocking banner such as “The computer is blocked for viewing pornography” which, if you try to close it, it immediately appears again and again and does not allow anything to be done in the browser
To remove the banner, you need to close the page on which the virus blocked Yandex browser
Windows banner blocked for viewing
To do this, first run the task manager We are looking for a browser that is supposedly blocked for viewing pornography and turn it off
Disable Yandex browser
The browser crashes. Now you need to start the browser
The browser will start and you don’t need to click the “Restore” button in it, and if you click it, you will again receive a message such as the computer is blocked for watching porn
Why is the browser blocked
It’s a rather unpleasant sensation when you enter the site (usually in contact or classmates) and you see the inscription your browser is blocked, send SMS to 123456789. It’s easy to get rid of it, just never send anything.
What to do if the browser is blocked. First, only the IP address can block, but not the browser. Such “inscriptions” are fraudulent tricks. Why this happened there are two reasons.
First: the browser is blocked because you have a bad antivirus program, or you deliberately allowed the virus to enter your computer (accidentally or unconsciously clicked on “OK”, “accept” or something like that).
Second: you are trying to enter a fraudulent site, like two drops similar to the original in your contact or classmates, and you are under the threat of a browser lock trying to steal personal data (at best).
How to bypass Vkontakte, Yandex, Odnoklassniki lock
Dear our readers from Ukraine, if you have not noticed, then the search on the site softikbox.com has stopped working. The fact is that it works through Yandex, and therefore, if you are a resident of Ukraine, the search may not work. In addition to the fact that Yandex and Mail.Ru stopped working, many could notice that the social services VKontakte and Odnoklassniki were also blocked. Therefore, we offer you several solutions to the problem.
See also: How to monitor tabs in Microsoft Edge browser?
Testing methods for unlocking Russian services
According to the decree of P. Poroshenko, the blocking of Russian services should begin on June 1, 2017. However, many PC users can no longer use many Russian resources.
The VKontakte team offers the following solutions to the problem:
- Install a new browser,
- Using special extensions,
- DNS change.
In the hot test, the following was established: none of the extensions presented solves the problem in the Chrome browser (however, the situation with the providers must be taken into account). You can only download the extension "HotSpot Shield Free VPN". This extension really works, but the speed of the Internet is falling.
Using Yandex.Browser also does not give a positive result. The search on Yandex itself does not work, however, news articles load normally. Social services are also not available.
Through the Opera browser, you can enter Odnoklassniki and Contact. Information search is also available through Yandex. However, the browser version must be the latest. You need to enable VPN in it. To do this, go to "Settings", "Security" "Enable VPN".
Installing the Tor browser. The browser helps to access Odnoklassniki, Contact, Yandex. Yandex search works fine.
A search on softikbox.com also works correctly.
Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki also open without changing the DNS and installing additional extensions.
The only drawback of this browser is its low speed. However, given the fact that Google Chrome, Mozilla do not want to load pages of Russian resources at all, the low page loading speed is a small minus.
It is worth noting that we also changed the DNS. However, with this action we got access to social networks. Mail and Yandex for some reason still did not work. Therefore, depending on your priorities, choose the best way to solve the problem.
If the above methods did not solve the problem, you can change the proxy server. To learn how to do this, follow the link or follow these steps:
- We open the browser. We will look at an example on Chrome. Select "Settings", "Advanced Settings". Next we find the “Network” section, “Change proxy server settings”.
- A new window will open. You need to go to the “Connections” tab and click “Network Settings”.
- Put a checkmark "Use a proxy server ...". Click on the "Advanced" button.
- We put a mark "One proxy for all protocols."
- Save the result. We use social networks.
IMPORTANT! Prior to the entry into force of the law on blocking Russian resources, some methods of solving the problem may or may not work at all. Therefore, consider this fact.
How to bypass the Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Yandex, Mile.ru blocking in Ukraine
As you know, the laurels of North Korea haunt the Ukrainian president, who on May 16 signed a decree 133/2017, enacting the decision of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (National Security and Defense Council) of April 28, 2017. According to this decision, sanctions will be imposed on the activities of Russian companies and individuals in Ukraine. In particular, the NSDC’s decision to block the popular social networks Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki, the Yandex and Mail.ru services, Kaspersky and Dr.Web antiviruses, and the 1C accounting program caused a huge public outcry. . What should Ukrainian users do, who will soon be left without their favorite resources? In this article I will tell you how to bypass the blocking of Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Yandex, Mile.ru in Ukraine, and what tools will help us in this.
We bypass Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Yandex, Mile.ru in Ukraine
Why change the cultural code
As you know, the goal of the current Ukrainian government is to completely break away from Russia, the leading Western countries are directly interested in this, providing the Poroshenko regime with support both in the field of international diplomacy and in resources (investments, loans, visa-free regime). Thus, the West implements the geopolitical doctrine of “containment” of Russia (previously it was called the “Truman doctrine”), aimed at the separation of the former territories of the Russian Empire and the USSR.
One of the implementations of this doctrine is the withdrawal of Ukraine from the common cultural field with Russia (the ban on Russian television channels, the ban on the publication and import of Russian books, magazines, newspapers), as well as the denial of the values existing in this field (victories in the Great Patriotic War, kinship between the Russian and Ukrainian peoples and so on).
The next step in this direction was the disconnection of Russian social networks and services (in particular, VK, Odnoklassniki. Yandex, Mail.ru, etc.), which, according to the Ukrainian regime, should continue the withdrawal of the Ukrainian people from the common cultural reality with Russia.
Change of cultural code allows changing values of generations
Censoring the Internet is a rather thankless task. There are always ways and methods to circumvent these prohibitions, for example, Chinese users regularly watch videos of the YouTube that is banned in China. Below I will provide ways to circumvent the current Ukrainian censorship, and continue to enjoy the functionality of your favorite sites.
Please also note that in most cases the use of these tools will slightly slow down work with your favorite social network, but this is the drawback that you will have to endure to work with VK, Odnoklassniki and other blocked resources.
There will be no Yandex - there will be no traffic jams
Method number 1. Use the capabilities of the Opera browser to output from the ban
For Ukrainian fans of Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Yandex and other browsers, it's time to take a closer look at the Opera browser. After all, its capabilities include not only the “Opera Turbo” mode (all traffic goes through Opera servers, thanks to which the sites prohibited in Ukraine will be available to you), but also the VPN built into the browser, allowing you to create virtual private tunnel connections (the data in them is additionally encrypted) , which will not only circumvent censors, but also ensure their safe operation in Wi-Fi networks).
- To launch Opera Turbo, click on the menu button of the browser.
- And find the “Opera Turbo” mode there and activate it (in some versions of the browser this is done through Options - Settings - Quick Settings - Turn on the “Turbo” mode).
- If after the actions taken you do not play music in the VK, I advise you to read a brief instruction on the resumption of this function in a social network.
Activate Opera Turbo mode to bypass locks
To activate VPN in Opera, go to Settings - Security - VPN - Enable VPN.
For users of mobile devices based on the Android OS, I recommend the Opera Max application (its action on a smartphone is similar to the action of the Turbo mode described above in a stationary browser), as well as Opera VPN (unlimited VPN on Android).
Use “Opera VPN” when working with gadgets on the Android OS
Method number 2. Bypass blocking sites with browser extensions
Adding these extensions to your browser will allow you to use the capabilities of VPN, proxies and other similar tools to circumvent censorship.
Among these extensions, I advise you to look at the following extensions:
Usually it’s enough to install one of these extensions on your browser, the icon of this extension appears to the right of the address bar, by clicking on which you can activate or deactivate this extension, and thereby avoid blocking Vkontakte, OK.ru, Yandex, Mail-mail and other blocked sites.
The ZenMate extension lets you bypass censor lock
If you encounter problems with the VC, after bypassing the block, write to VC Technical Support.
Method number 3. Use public DNS to unlock your favorite VK and Classmates
If your provider blocks the resource you need by domain name, then change your DNS to public from Google.
- Click on the “Start” button, in the search bar, type ncpa.cpl, press enter.
- In the list of network connections that opens, find your Internet connection, hover over it, right-click, and select "Properties".
- Find “Internet Protocol Version 4” in the list, double-click on it, check the box next to the option “Set the following DNS server addresses”.
- And write in the first row the value 18.104.22.168, and in the second row - 22.214.171.124. Click on “OK”, reboot your PC, and then try to access the blocked site.
Use Google’s public DNS to bypass blocking
Method number 4. Use TOR Browser to log in anonymously to sites
TOR technology (anonymous distributed networks) allows you to transfer encrypted traffic through complex networks of proxy servers and users' computers. Such traffic is very difficult to block, while the disadvantage of TOR is the rather low connection speed.
A popular implementation of this technology is TOR Browser, which implements the basic principles of TOR networks. Working with it will allow you to bypass the blocking of Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Yandex, Mile.ru in Ukraine.
The Tor browser allows you to remain anonymous and bypass site blocking
Method number 5. Use proxy server
A proxy server is a proxy server located abroad. Your request does not go to a site blocked by censorship, but to a proxy, the proxy requests the necessary page, and on its behalf it passes it to you, thus bypassing the censorship lock.
- Examples of proxies include Proxfree.com, Hide.me, ProxySyte, and other similar resources.
- Go to one of the proxies, enter the address of the prohibited site in a special window.
- Click on the corresponding start button (for example, in the case of Proxfree.com it is the “PROXFREE” button), and the blocked site will be opened, thereby allowing you to bypass the blocking of Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and other prohibited sites.
Proxfree.com proxy window
Method number 6. Use anonymizers
Anonymizers is a tool that allows you to hide information about your computer. Its action is similar to the proxy’s action, you enter the anonymizing website, enter the website address you need in a special line, the anonymizer downloads this page to itself, processes it, and then transfers it to the user.
- An example of an anonymizer is 2ip.io.
- To work with it, go to 2ip.io, enter the link to a blocked resource (URL) in a special window.
- The fake country from which the connection should be made (Country).
- And then click on the “Open” button, this will help to avoid blocking VK, OK, Yandex, Mail.ru and other prohibited sites.
The working window of the anonymizer 2ip.io
Method number 7. Use VPN tunnels
To bypass the blocking, you can also create a VPN connection, and virtual private networks can work as proxies, but with any kind of traffic.
- There are several free VPN programs (for example, you can recall the famous "SecurityKISS").
- Download, install, and run this program, select a server, create a VPN tunnel, and all traffic will go through it, bypassing the locks.
This article examined various ways of how to bypass the blocking of Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Yandex, Mile.ru in Ukraine. The easiest and most convenient way is to install and activate the “Turbo” mode in the Opera browser, but if this method is ineffective, then try the other methods I have listed above. Their implementation will allow you to bypass the blocking of Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and other sites listed, and fully enjoy their rich functionality.
Blocking dangerous content - Browser (classic interface) - Yandex.Help
If the page you need contains elements from infected sites, the classic Yandex.Browser will warn about them. If you go to the page by clicking the Ignore this warning button, the browser will open the page, blocking dangerous elements.
You cannot download blocked content because it poses a serious danger to your computer. Due to the fact that the browser loads only safe elements, page layout may not be displayed correctly.
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The browser is blocked by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation: how to unlock
Often the problem is solved quite simply. If the lock is expressed only in a non-closing pop-up window, then you can restart the browser using the "Task Manager". By pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + Delete, a window opens that displays all the processes being processed. You only need to disable the actions of the browser, and then start them again. In most cases, when you re-open the pop-up window no longer bothers.
Also, rebooting the computer often solves the problem. If the virus acts by changing the DNS server, the user will have to change the malicious settings manually. To do this, go to the connection settings and check the entered data. If the parameters have a "preferred" DNS, you must switch the marker to the position - "Get the address automatically."
MIA browser lock on Android devices
What should I do if a pop-up window - “the browser is blocked by the Ministry of Internal Affairs” - appears on a tablet or Android phone? First of all, you should immediately go into the settings, open the properties of the application, in this case, the infected browser, and click "Clear data." It is also recommended that you clear cookies and device cache. If this does not help, you can use a more radical method - the settings of your device must be reset to the factory level. Different gadgets have their own way of entering Recovery, so in such a situation it would be advisable to refer to the instructions or representative office of the manufacturer.
Apple gadget browser lock on gadgets
Suppose a user of an Apple device addresses technical support operators with a question: “They blocked the browser, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, what should I do?” You must admit that by this very action he admits that he visited sites with pornography. Of course, it is unlikely that anyone will blame the excited owner of the iPhone or iPad, but not everyone dares to admit to such Internet surfing. Nevertheless, there is a way to avoid humiliating dialogs and deal with the problem yourself. If the inscription “Browser is blocked by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation” is displayed on the screen of the gadget, you should clear the cookie and cache of the device. If this step did not help, you can reset the gadget through iTunes.
In any case, do not forget: there is not the slightest chance that the browser is actually blocked by the Ministry of Internal Affairs - law enforcement agencies do not have any authority to do so. All that is displayed in the pop-up window asking for money is the work of fraudsters who want to cash in on inexperienced and naive Internet users. Similar problems are often resolved by simply reloading or clearing the cache. In such cases, it makes no sense to transfer money to fraudsters - the virus will remain on the computer until the user gets rid of it. The best prevention for these situations is to avoid visiting dubious sites with shocking content or pornography.