- 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
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.
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.
Remove from Windows XP:
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