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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans

Trojan.Ransomlock.T

Trojan.Ransomlock.T is a malicious computer infection which locks the screen of the computer and displays a full-screen warning in order to make you think that you are being monitor by the local authorities. The infection can arrive at the computer in various ways; hence, if you do not have any reliable computer security tool, you risk your privacy. Trojan.Ransomlock.T may be distributed via email; you may also find a corrupt link on some unreliable website. The threat is installed surreptitiously, and once it your computer gets afflicted, you learn about it from a misleading warning. Since the notification displayed by the threat provides no actual information, you should take immediate action to remove Trojan.Ransomlock.T from the PC, and the sooner you do it, the better.

According to the warning displayed by Trojan.Ransomlock.T, you are accused of alleged involvement in the distribution and use of prohibited material. Over the last year, it has been observed that the wording of different ransom warnings displayed by Trojan horses is alike. The only significant difference is the institutions presented. For example, in order to deceive computer users in the United States, the criminals use the logos of FBI, United States Department of Justice, etc. This is done in order to make the user believe that the warning is real. The truth is that Trojan.Ransomlock.T, and other screen-lockers, are aimed at obtaining your money. The user is told that he or she has to pay a particular fee to have the computer unlocked, which is a lie. In order to get rid of the misleading warning it is enough to implement a powerful malware removal tool, so do not hesitate to do it.

The amount of money requested depends on the currency of the country in which the threat is spread. Usually, the so-called fine varies from $50 to $300. In order to pay the money, the user is required to buy a Paysafecard, Ukash, or MoneyPak voucher and then enter its code into the box on the warning. These online payment systems can be safely used only on particular websites, and if you come across a questionable warning according to which you are supposed to make a money transaction, ignore it.

When it comes to removal, we recommend that you implement SpyHunter. This anti-spyware tool can easily terminate Trojan.Ransomlock.T and safeguard the system against many other computer threats. Trojan.Ransomlock.T is not the only ransomware infection, so if you want to prevent similar occurrences in the future, follow the instructions provided below to install the anti-spyware tool properly.

How to remove Trojan.Ransomlock.T

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. Once the BIOS splash screen loads, start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Open any browser.
  5. Go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download the recommended application.
  6. Install it and remove Trojan.Ransomlock.T.

Windows XP

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Wait for the BIOS splash screen to load and start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Click Yes in the dialog box.
  5. Open the Start menu.
  6. Launch Run.
  7. Type in msconfig and hit Enter or click OK.
  8. On the Startup tab, click Disable All and click Apply.
  9. Download SpyHunter.
  10. Restart the computer.
  11. Install the recommended malware removal tool.
  12. Launch a system scan and remove Trojan.Ransomlock.T.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key to access the Start menu.
  2. Click the Internet Explorer tile.
  3. Go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the application and remove the Trojan horse.
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How to manually remove Trojan.Ransomlock.T

Files associated with Trojan.Ransomlock.T infection:

svchost.exe

Trojan.Ransomlock.T processes to kill:

svchost.exe
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