Screenlocker Hacking18 Removal Guide

Do you know what Screenlocker Hacking18 is?

Screenlocker Hacking18 is a dangerous Trojan that usually sneaks onto computers unseen and then places a screen-locking message on Desktop. Unfortunately, it is impossible to remove it and access Desktop easily. There is no doubt that Screenlocker Hacking18 opens this window on the screen to convince users that the situation is very serious, and they have to make a payment to get the so-called “access code” as soon as possible. As can be seen, Screenlocker Hacking18 does not differ at all from other ransomware infections which have been developed to steal money from users. Do not give a cent to cyber criminals because they might not give you the promised “access code” for eliminating the screen-locking message from Desktop. To be frank, you do not even need to pay them because this irritating message can be removed and thus your screen can be unlocked by deleting Screenlocker Hacking18 fully from the system. Even though users are told that there is a “virus fully activated” on their systems, in reality, the only infection you have to take care of is Screenlocker Hacking18.

Users tend to notice a screen-locking message on their Desktops very quickly. Of course, they do not know that they see it just because they have allowed Screenlocker Hacking18 to enter their systems. If you are one of those users who have encountered Screenlocker Hacking18, do not hurry to pay 1 Bitcoin (approximately 730 USD) for unlocking the screen no matter how badly you need to access your Desktop because it might be very true that you will not get an answer with the code after making a payment and then sending your Bitcoin address to, as instructions on the message tell. Of course, you will not get your money back too. Do not worry; the screen can be unlocked by deleting Screenlocker Hacking18 fully from the system as well, so there is definitely no need to transfer money to cyber criminals behind this infection.Screenlocker Hacking18 Removal GuideScreenlocker Hacking18 screenshot
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Research has shown that Screenlocker Hacking18 not only places a message in full-screen to lock Desktop. It has been found that it also makes other changes the second it enters the computer. First of all, it creates an entry in the Run registry key (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) so that it could start automatically with Windows. In other words, the irritating message covering Desktop will not disappear after the system restart. Secondly, our team of experts has noticed that the process of this infection (Ransomware 2.0(32bit) will be visible in the Task Manager. Finally, users might detect the malicious .exe file of this infection on Desktop, Temp or Downloads folders. All these changes can be undone only by deleting Screenlocker Hacking18 fully, so rush to do that!

It is very likely that you have Screenlocker Hacking18 just because you have opened a spam email attachment. Unfortunately, there are many people who open attachments from spam emails because they look harmless (e.g. they might look like ordinary .doc or .pdf documents). Ignore all the spam emails you get in the future if you do not want to infect your PC with malicious software again. You should also install reliable security application on your computer because it is known that such serious computer infections might find other ways to sneak onto computers as well.

Since Screenlocker Hacking18 locks Desktop by placing a message covering the entire screen, you will have to boot into Safe Mode with Networking first in order to start the deletion of this infection. If you use Windows 10, you can press Alt+TAB, close it, and then go straight for the removal of this threat. Users who know nothing about computers and have never tried erasing malware before should use an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. Download this tool only after you start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.

Delete Screenlocker Hacking18

Boot into Safe Mode with Networking

Windows XP

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Start tapping F8.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the Windows Advanced Options Menu.
  4. Click Yes.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Reboot your PC and then start tapping the F8 key.
  2. Using arrow keys on your keyboard choose Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. Tap Enter.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Press and hold the Shift key, click Power, and then click Restart at the Windows login screen.
  2. Open Troubleshooting.
  3. Click Advanced options.
  4. Click Startup Settings.
  5. Click Restart.
  6. Tap F5 on your keyboard.

Remove Screenlocker Hacking18 manually

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
  2. Click on the Processes tab.
  3. Locate the process Ransomware 2.0(32bit), right-click on it, and select End Process.
  4. Find the {randomname}.exe file belonging to this infection and delete it. You might find it on Desktop, in %TEMP%, or %USERPROFILE%\Downloads.
  5. Tap Win+R simultaneously.
  6. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
  7. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run .
  8. Locate the Value Ransomware 2.0.
  9. Right-click on it and select Delete.

In non-techie terms:

If you have removed Screenlocker Hacking18 manually, i.e. by using our manual removal instructions, it means that you have only erased Screenlocker Hacking18, and there might be other infections hiding on your computer and performing activities without your knowledge. These threats might allow other infections to sneak onto the computer and even make it impossible to use the computer. Therefore, we suggest finding them and eliminating them all as soon as possible. The easiest way to detect and remove them is to scan the system with an automatic antimalware scanner.