- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
You could say that LockerTerminal is an entirely useless application that is created for a solitary purpose. It is there solely to make money for its developers, with a total disregard for the side effects it may cause you. You probably have realized already that LockerTerminal is an adware program that supports commercial advertisements. Unfortunately, due to its nature, adware easily lends itself to third-party exploitation, and this could easily result in severe computer security issues. Therefore, you will do yourself a favor if you remove LockerTerminal from your system at once without any further ado. Should you encounter any difficulties while trying to delete this application, do not hesitate to contact us for help.
Sometimes users think that such programs like LockerTerminal are dangerous viruses because they seem to pop up out of nowhere. Users claim that they do not understand how such applications arrive at their computers, and they are not sure how they should deal with it. However, the point with adware distribution is that it almost always requires a user’s consent to get installed on a specific computer. To put it bluntly, you have installed LockerTerminal on your computer yourself, although you most probably were not aware of it at the time.
How does LockerTerminal manage to trick you into installing it? It does not really do that. This application belongs to the Multiplug family of adware, and all programs from this group travel around the Internet in software packages. In other words, LockerTerminal, along with MetroCleaner, AllDaySale, Dealsy, etc., are distributed with other freeware applications. If you often visit torrent and other p2p websites, you must have noticed how many download buttons they have. Most of them are fake. Clicking those buttons initiates downloads of third-party software, and quite often the installation is launched automatically once the download is complete.
Thus, LockerTerminal balances on a very thin line between being a legitimate software product and a computer security threat. For one thing, you can be sure that this application is highly annoying and intrusive. It will collect data on what websites you visit and what you usually search for on the web. Adware programs need that kind of information because they have to generate customized content for the pop-up ads. When users are flooded with custom commercial content, there is a higher chance they would click those ads if they are customized.
By clicking the LockerTerminal ads, you help the people behind it make money. Unfortunately, none of that comes back to you. What’s more, you expose yourself to potential cyber threats because the links embedded in the ads could lead to corrupted websites that distribute unwanted and dangerous applications.
All in all, if you care about your system’s security, you will have LockerTerminal removed immediately. You can do it through Control Panel because this application has an entry in the list of installed programs. Take note that you will also have to delete the extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox manually.
None of that is too hard to do on your own, so do not panic. A far more important task is to terminate other unwanted applications that are bound to be found in your system. You need to do everything you can to avoid potential computer security issues.
How to Remove LockerTerminal
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Delete the LockerTerminal Extension