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Free VKontakte Page Activation

Бесплатная Активация страницы ВКонтакте

This question is asked daily by thousands of users in various forums. In most cases, a window appears on the user's computer where it is proposed to send an SMS message, after sending, which is promised to restore access to your favorite site. Another variant of events is also possible. Access to your favorite sites is blocked without any warnings and extortion of money. What to do in this case? How to regain access to your favorite site? Today we will briefly consider one of the solutions to this problem.

First of all, I want to tell users the following news. The developers and owners of the vkontakte.ru resource do not plan to collect money for access to their site. Therefore, any message on the screen of your monitor stating that all profiles will be deleted and access to the social network is prohibited is an attempt to mislead you, extort money.

Countermeasures

If a message appears on the screen of your monitor stating that you need to send SMS in order to get an access code to the Vkontakte website, keep in mind that a Trojan has settled on the computer, which carefully collects information about which sites you visit and which passwords you enter. Moreover, a significant part of such information has already been collected.

The primary task is to disable the trojan. The initial stage of work, I would deduce in two simple points:

  • 1. Disabling suspicious processes in computer memory
  • 2. Removing suspicious programs from startup

If you have successfully managed to solve the two points that I have cited, you should take care of installing the antivirus program. What to do if antivirus software is already installed on your computer? Feel free to remove it and reinstall it.

Which antivirus is better? The best antivirus in this situation will be one that has not been installed previously. I use two free antiviruses: CureIt (does not require installation) and AVZ4 (does not require installation). Each antivirus has its drawbacks and its advantages. Which one is best for you is up to you.

How to find a virus? Hosts file

After all the above activities have been carried out, you need to start the most important thing - editing the hosts file . Read more about this file here .

Our first priority is to find the hosts file on the computer.

If your operating system is Windows and is installed on drive "C", the path to the file will be as follows: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

This folder should contain the hosts file .

The file has no extension. To edit it, right-click on the file, select "Open" and then in a new window a list of programs will be offered, an example below ...

I can not get in touch. What to do?


Here we are looking for the Notepad program or your favorite file editor. Select it with the mouse and press the OK button.

Before I show you what the wrong hosts file should look like, I want you to know the contents of the original file: # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost

It is with this text that the file is filled after installing the Windows operating system.

Now we look at our current file using the Notepad program. On an infected computer, it may well look like this, an example below ...

I can not get in touch. What to do?


Please note that opposite 127.0.0.1 are the domain names of the sites.

In fact, every line like: "127.0.0.1 vkontakte.ru" blocks access to a specific site.

In this case, it is the social network "Vkontakte.ru".

Now our task is to select all the contents of the hosts file and delete all the text that has opened our eyes.

Next, copy the original contents of hosts from our site. I brought it to your attention for review above.

And we insert it into the place of just deleted data. Here is what we should get, an example below ...

I can not get in touch. What to do?


Close the Notepad. When asked to save the file, we answer “Yes”.

I can not get in touch. What to do?


Reboot the computer. And try to enter the desired site.

According to my observations, in 30-50 percent of cases, the above actions lead to a positive result.

However, there is also a more complex option.

So, suppose you go to the C: \ WINDOWS \ system32 \ drivers \ etc folder and watch the following picture there, example below ...

I can not get in touch. What to do?


As we can see, the hosts file does not exist here!

We see that in the folder there is a certain lmhosts file, which the hand breaks into renaming to hosts.

I do not advise you to do this, since this operation will not lead to a positive result.

In this case, you need to perform the following set of actions: in the main menu of Windows Explorer, go to the main menu Tools and select "Folder Options".

I can not get in touch. What to do?


Go to the “View” tab and uncheck the box next to the following items:

  • - Hide protected system files
  • - Hide extensions for registered file types

Now we press the switch opposite the inscription “Show hidden files and folders”.

I can not get in touch. What to do?


Click the "Apply" button and then the "OK" button.

The window closes, and we will see the contents of the folder C: \ WINDOWS \ system32 \ drivers \ etc that we have already loved.

We see that the real hosts file was hidden from our view. Now we see him.

I can not get in touch. What to do?


However, when you try to edit and save, our eyes open such a window, an example below ...

I can not get in touch. What to do?


Therefore, we will do it easier. Delete the hosts file altogether.

Select it with the mouse and press Shift + Delete on the keyboard. Thus, our file is deleted forever, bypassing the trash.

Now create the hosts file again.

To do this, in the folder C: \ WINDOWS \ system32 \ drivers \ etc, right-click on an empty space and call the context menu.

Select: Create - Text document, example below ...

I can not get in touch. What to do?


A file called Text document.txt appears.

We completely delete the name and file extension and enter just hosts. For the request to change the extension, we answer “Yes”, an example below ...

I can not get in touch. What to do?


Now insert the contents of the original hosts file, example below ...

I can not get in touch. What to do?


The lmhosts.sam file is simply deleted.

Reboot the computer. Our site Vkontakte should open.

In fairness, it should be noted that the recipe described above will work not only for the VKontakte social network, but also for the Odnoklassniki social network and other frequently visited Internet resources.

If this did not happen to you, please describe in detail the problem on our forum .

If you are a complete teapot and do not understand anything from the above, download the free Dr.Web CureIt utility , it does not require installation, does not conflict with an already installed antivirus (you don’t even have to disconnect or remove it), after a quick check, be sure to run the full one. She copes with a virus that blocks some sites, including Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki!