Your browser has been locked

Should you encounter a webpage that restricts other website access and does not allow you close your browser window, you most probably have opened a page that contains a malicious javascript. You see a notification that says “Your browser has been locked”, and this infection tries to convince you that the only way to leave the page or close your browser is to pay the $300 release fee for copyright infringement. Naturally, you have not committed anything of the sort, and you should not pay no heed to the message on your screen, which reads:

Your browser has been blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been subjected to violation of Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected with malware

Considering that you see this message on your browser it is very likely that you indeed have been infected with malware. In order to find out whether it is true or not, you should close the browser window and then run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. Should there be any malicious programs installed on your computer, the scanner will detect them immediately and you will be able to invest in a licensed antimalware tool to protect your PC from dangerous infections.

You may say that it is impossible to close your browser, especially if you are using the Internet Explorer, as each time you try to do so, you are presented with the following pop-up:

YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN LOCKED.
ALL PC DATA WILL BE DETAINED AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURES WILL BE INITIATED AGAINST YOU IF THE FINE WILL NOT BE PAID.

Needless to say, that these threats are meaningless and Your browser has been locked virus has nothing to do with the FBI and other law enforcement authorities. It is more similar to other ransomware infections, such as FBI MoneyPak Virus or NSA Virus. Take note that this malicious javascript might also go by the name of All activities of this computer have been recorded Virus. Either way, you should never transfer any payment via MoneyPak, as it is hard to track money transfers through alternative payment systems. Once you pay the fine – your money is gone.

To close the Internet Explorer window, you simply need to kill the process via Task Manager. Follow instructions below and get rid of this message.

How to terminate Internet Explorer process

  1. Right-click the taskbar.
  2. Select Start Task Manager and open Processes tab.
  3. Click Show processes from all users button and highlight iexplore.exe.
  4. Press End Process button.

This should make Internet Explorer close itself, but you should be cautious as not to open the same page twice. Also, do run regular system scans with powerful antimalware tools, because you can never know what malicious infections might be hiding in your system.

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Danger level 8
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

How to manually remove Your browser has been locked

Files associated with Your browser has been locked infection:

SyncHostps.exe
install_0_msi.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
brenasa.exe
comeo.exe
msshell.exe
idiokbbrv.exe
ex3b.dll
50E1.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp
systemcpl.exe
%APPDATA%\Task Scheduler
%LOCALAPPDATA%\lollipop
DA0B.exe
MWSBAR.DLL
xaZYOVJW.exe
ifgxpers.exe
obvwo.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
%UserProfile%
%SystemDrive%\????????????
sqlncli.exe
najeoxtt.exe
%APPDATA%\system
bvhylsviw.exe
wjthvwjb.dss
00b5d693.exe
%WINDIR%\system32
jsdhlexdqkllnbcxgai.bfg
dqnbdq7.dss
ubvhynpxh.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
Firewallservice.exe
wlsidten.dll
scvhost.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
dtkmujvo.exe
svchost.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%
Piranha.exe
ssntvs.exe
UpdatePriv.exe
videotwisterSA.exe
setex.exe
skype.dat
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
acuvzomo.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
p1.exe
Nbt.exe
securitywindrv.exe
Q3d38543.exe
00qbipeq.exe
Updating.exe
%TEMP%
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
msnmsgrr.exe
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
bzsbkotiu.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
wpbt0.dll
crack.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
2084473.dll
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
%WINDIR%\Temp
DLL321.dll
dyjdl.exe
%AppData%
questscan.dll
n.
puozlkmyj.dll
NTServiceManager.exe
ctfmon.exe
hwj3ba6j.dss
jucheck.dll
Other.res
msn.exe
secproc_isv.exe
wlsidten.exe
xmlfilter.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
ieudator.dll
ACEIEAddOn.dll
taskhost.exe.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
flashplayer.dll
msdtmsrd.exe
JfCqQ5JC.exe
iner.exe
WINDED6.exe
wahneaqa.exe
opera.dll
C87C.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
%CommonProgramFiles%
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
%APPDATA%\updates
3511172082012Build.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
msqjrothu.pif
mplayer2.exe
96dddda4.dll
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
uenovfiu.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
MusicCollector.exe
yaiiwockc.dll
csrsss.exe
administration.exe
rool0_pk.exe
OmaSG21e.exe

Your browser has been locked DLL's to remove:

2084473.dll
wlsidten.dll
opera.dll
puozlkmyj.dll
yaiiwockc.dll
wpbt0.dll
flashplayer.dll
ieudator.dll
jucheck.dll
questscan.dll
96dddda4.dll
DLL321.dll
ACEIEAddOn.dll
ex3b.dll

Your browser has been locked processes to kill:

msshell.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
crack.exe
xmlfilter.exe
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
sqlncli.exe
00qbipeq.exe
securitywindrv.exe
C87C.exe
scvhost.exe
Q3d38543.exe
MusicCollector.exe
uenovfiu.exe
idiokbbrv.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
svchost.exe
administration.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
rool0_pk.exe
acuvzomo.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
wahneaqa.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
50E1.exe
msn.exe
comeo.exe
Firewallservice.exe
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
msdtmsrd.exe
ifgxpers.exe
obvwo.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
Piranha.exe
p1.exe
ssntvs.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
install_0_msi.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
xaZYOVJW.exe
bzsbkotiu.exe
videotwisterSA.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
systemcpl.exe
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
Updating.exe
ctfmon.exe
00b5d693.exe
mplayer2.exe
Nbt.exe
brenasa.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
iner.exe
dyjdl.exe
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
UpdatePriv.exe
3511172082012Build.exe
NTServiceManager.exe
OmaSG21e.exe
najeoxtt.exe
JfCqQ5JC.exe
WINDED6.exe
msnmsgrr.exe
taskhost.exe.exe
secproc_isv.exe
setex.exe
SyncHostps.exe
wlsidten.exe
csrsss.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
dtkmujvo.exe
DA0B.exe
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
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