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Danger level 10
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Blocks Internet browsers
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • System crashes
  • Slow Computer

ScreenLocker ransomware

According to our research team, ScreenLocker ransomware has not been completed yet, which makes it even more dangerous. Once this threat attacks your computer, it does not provide an option to pay a ransom, like most ransomware infections do. This is either due to the fact that this threat is not finished yet, or its developers have created it just to test different attack methods. Whichever the case, this threat is extremely malicious because it can paralyze your operating system, and make it impossible for you to perform even the most ordinary tasks. Luckily, there is a way to remove ScreenLocker from your computer.

It was found that ScreenLocker can enter your operating system without any of your notice. It is likely that this threat will be downloaded and executed by other infections, or you could execute it yourself by opening corrupted spam email attachments and links. Once executed, this infection locks your screen with a message suggesting that software found on your operating system is not genuine. This is a serious accusation, and, if you are sure that all programs on your PC are legitimate, you should not pay any attention to the demands of ScreenLocker. In fact, this should immediately give away that your operating system was infected with malware that requires immediate removal. Even if you use illegal versions of certain programs, you should not trust ScreenLocker because it does not represent the companies who have created these programs. Of course, we suggest removing illegal programs and replacing them with authentic ones.

The screen lock initiated by ScreenLocker is operated by blocking the executable, system files. Due to this, you will not be able to access the Task Manager and terminate malicious processes or access the Windows Registry and remove malicious values. According to our research, users need to delete the value called "RealtekSoftware" from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. You also need to find and delete the file using this name. Of course, since ScreenLocker locks your screen and disables you from doing pretty much anything, you might think that you need to follow the instructions introduced to you via a fake message that is represented in both Spanish and English (see below). Surprisingly, the link provided does not offer a link that would route you to a site associated with the demanded payments.

Su copia de software no es genuina.
Hemos detectado que el software que corre en su ordenador no es genuino, por favor complete una oferta a continuacion para desbloquear el equipo de forma permanente e inserte la llave a continuacion que le sera proporcionada tras completer la oferta.
To get the key, complete a survey by clicking HERE.

Needless to say, instead of filling out any surveys or paying ransom fees, you need to remove ScreenLocker. Our research team has found that users can delete malicious files and registry entries by rebooting their operating systems into safe mode. Unfortunately, not many users have experience cleaning the Registry and removing other malicious components, and there is room to make mistakes. On top of that, ScreenLocker might be running along with other malicious infections that also require removal. If you cannot delete malware yourself, we suggest installing a security tool that will delete it automatically. To install a reliable security tool, you will need to reboot your PC in Safe Mode with Networking. Follow the guide below to learn how to do this.

ScreenLocker Removal

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Wait for the BIOS to load and immediately start tapping F8.
  3. In the Windows Advanced Options Menu select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  4. When the Windows is running in safe mode warning pops up, click Yes.
  5. Launch a browser and visit http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph .
  6. Download and install an automated malware remover.
  7. Initiate a system scan and delete all malicious threats by clicking the Fix Threats button.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Immediately start tapping the F8 key once the BIOS screen loads up.
  3. In the Advanced Boot Options menu select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  4. Open the preferred browser and visit http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph .
  5. Install an automated malware remover, scan your PC, and delete all threats.

Remove from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1:

  1. Access the Metro UI and click the Power Options button at the top.
  2. Press and hold the Shift key and click Restart.
  3. Select Troubleshoot and move to Advanced options.
  4. Select Startup Settings and click Restart.
  5. Click F5 to reboot the PC in Safe Mode with Networking.
  6. Launch the preferred browser and visit http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph .
  7. Download and install an authentic malware removal tool, SpyHunter.
  8. Scan your PC and click Fix Threats to delete malware.

Remove from Windows 10:

  1. Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar and click Power.
  2. Follow steps 2-8 in the instructions for Windows 8/Windows 8.1 users.
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