How to Remove K9 Web Protection without Password? Blue coat K9 web protection is a free software that is primarily used to block online websites or some particular categories of websites (like social networking, hacking, adults etc.). K9 Web protection is a software program that is installed on your computer and then it blocks predefined online content as well as keep logs of your Internet activity (browsing, logging, time stamps etc.).
It’s a very handy and useful application for parents and computer administrators to regulate web browsing and saving logs. It makes web browsing suitable for children at home, for employees at office and for students at colleges (I had used it for long time).
Remove K9 Web Protection without Password
NOTE: I may refer “Blue coat K9 web protection” as “k9 web protection” or “k9 protection” or just “k9″. They are same.
Why I am sharing these K9 Web-Protection Hacks ?
I Simply don’t believe in *online* restrictions, we want freedom. If someone, an ex-employee or unknown person had installed it on your computer, what will you do? Will you compromise with restrictions and allow it to store your Internet activity logs? Of course NOT.
If K9 Web Protection comes pre-installed on your PC and most websites are blocked, then what? Nothing, you just have to enter password each time you visit a blocked website (sometimes more than once).
You can uninstall it but it will again ask for a password. It’s a crap if you are not a kid. Now I am going to provide you a few ways to *remove (Not un-installing) it without password and administrative privilege.
Message: Hello Kids, You’re advised not to try to remove k9 web protection from your computers as your parents had installed it for your sake. Kids may have their internet access blocked permanently (by parents or K9 itself).
Method 1> Simply Bypass K9 Web Protection
Don’t want to remove K9 protection but wish to visit all blocked websites? The quick temporary solution is to open a proxy website, proxy server or VPN (TOR) to connect to any website. A proxy website is a website that that plays a middle-man role and connects you to any blocked website, you deal with the middle-man (who is not blocked) to access blocked content and the middle-man (i.e. proxy website) provides you the same functionality.
Click here to Access Blocked Websites with Proxy Websites List.
BUT If you wish to permanently remove K9 web protection from your computer system, you have to delete all its working files. But unfortunately it will not allow you to do so unless it’s running. A program or file can’t be deleted when it’s in running mode or being used by another program. K9 web protection comes in action from the very first moment when your windows session starts and you can’t simply stop or delete it.
Method 2> Boot in Safe Mode & Get Rid off K9 Protection
Boot your computer system in safe mode. Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started and therefore K9 won’t run here.
Now you can remove K9 web protection by deleting its folder from C:\program files\Blue coat, then restart your computer in normal mode and you are free from K9 web protection.
Safe mode steps: Go to start then open ‘Help and Support’ or just press F1 on desktop and search ‘Start your computer in safe mode’. If your are lazy or unable to find safe mode boot menu then there is a shortcut for you (NOT RECOMMENDED). Just power off your system without shutting it down and next time you’ll be at the Advanced Boot Options where you can choose safe mode option. Now when you PC is in safe mode state, delete K9 folder. Simple? Yup!
Method 3> Modify – Move – Rename or Remove K9 Files
Go to C:\program files\blue coat k9 web protection\ and delete as many as files you can delete, rename them or move them. Rename “K9 Filter.exe” to “K9 filter.Anything” so that the executable no more remain an executable (.exe) file.
Now, goto C:\windows\system32\drivers it may be D: (root directory of windows, or any other drive). You must locate to ..\windows\system32\drivers. Now look for the “bckd.sys” file and move this file to a different folder then Restart the Computer System.
After restart, to increase chances of getting success, delete the remaining K9 web protection files and log folder from C:\program files\blue coat k9 web protection\ and now you can enjoy unrestricted browsing. You just got rid-off K9 web protection software.
Method 4> System Restore & Remove K9 Web Protection Software
System Restore is a utility that helps us to restore our computers’ system files to an earlier point in time. It’s a way to undo system changes to our computer without affecting our personal files, such as e‑mail, documents or any photo.
Now you have to restore your system to a date prior than when K9 was installed and it will completely remove K9 from your system. Most antivirus or windows update create restore point before they get updated/installed.
Win 7 : Go to Start > all programs > accessories > system tools > restore system
Win XP : Start > run and paste the command %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Method 5> Trick K9 Web Protection and Become BOSS
Visit www1.k9webprotection.com/get-k9-web-protection-free and fill the License Request with your information (correct email necessary) and request it. Open your email, now you have a license – follow it, download K9 and run it, enter license and now K9 is yours. Configure it and enjoy.
Method 6> Get Linux and Remove Everything
Get a live USB stick or live CD of any linux. Run the linux on your machine and locate K9 web protection folder and files. Delete it everything as mentioned in earlier methods.
Linux is free to use and download, you can create your own live USB stick in minutes. Linux is an Operating System, when linux will be running on your system, all other OS will stay inactive so do whatever you like to do with them.
Download Puppy Linux (150 MB approx.) or any of the 1000+ Linux distros (Distribution)
Download Linux Live USB creator (helps making USB bootable): http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/home
Method 7> Sell or Destroy your PC!
Finally if you’re unsuccessful and you have got your whole internet blocked by K9 web Protection then can just sell or destroy your PC.
So, How you’re going to Remove K9 Web Protection without Password?
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