Do you know what ScreenLocker ransomware is?
ScreenLocker ransomware is a computer infection that targets your money. It tries to make you think that your software is not genuine, and thus you must pay a fine for that. This type of scam should probably work just fine on clueless users who are utilizing illegal copies of operating systems, but there is one “but” in this. ScreenLocker ransomware cannot collect the fine, so in the end it is nothing but a screen locker infection that needs to be removed right away. Please scroll down to the bottom of this article for the manual ransomware removal instructions.
If you are wondering how ScreenLocker ransomware managed to enter your computer, you probably allowed this infection to slither into your PC yourself. Naturally, that does not happen consciously. Ransomware installers are often hiding in third-party file sharing websites and various pages that are full of commercial pop-ups. Have you ever opened a web page that launches at least two pop-ups each time you click something there? If so, you should be very careful about navigating such a page because an infection like ScreenLocker ransomware could be hiding right behind the next click. You will actually do yourself a favor if you stay away from unfamiliar sites that could be associated with malware distribution networks.ScreenLocker ransomware screenshot
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Due to the fact that ScreenLocker ransomware displays a ransom note in Spanish, we can infer that this program usually targets computer users in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries. However, it goes without saying that malicious infections do not recognize borders, and anyone could trigger this infection anywhere, as long as the person lands on the appropriate website.
There is something different about ScreenLocker ransomware that sets it apart from other ransomware infections that we have encountered as of late. Usually, the ransomware programs we have discussed recently could encrypt user’s files, virtually destroying all the documents the affected user has. However, ScreenLocker ransomware does nothing of the sort. It does not encrypt your files, so there is no need to worry about that. The primary infection symptom is the locked up screen.
ScreenLocker ransomware will block your files from running, virtually stopping you from accessing the Internet. The program will also display an annoying advertisement now and then, offering you to “take the quiz to find out” how smart you are. On top of that, even if you were inclined to pay the money and unlock your computer, you would not be able to do that.
Supposedly, you should click the link on the notification to open a site where you can process your payment. However, you will only open the getfiles.co/5jUD page and the page has no link for paying as of yet. This would suggest that the people behind this ransomware infection are still in the middle of developing it. Nevertheless, you should not overlook this infection.
Remove ScreenLocker ransomware immediately and make sure you get rid of other potential threats that might have been installed on your PC before this ransomware entered the system. Manual removal is not recommended because you might accidentally delete crucial system files.
We suggest that you get rid of ScreenLocker ransomware with a licensed antispyware program because this way you will also safeguard your system against similar intruders. Should you have any further questions related to your computer’s security, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below.
How to Delete ScreenLocker ransomware
Windows 10, Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Slide your mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
- Click Settings on the Charm bar.
- Click the Power button.
- Press the Shift key and click Restart simultaneously.
- Go Troubleshoot and select Advanced options.
- Open Startup settings and click Restart.
- Press the F5 key to select in Safe Mode with Networking.
- Go to http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph .
- Install the program and scan your computer.
In non-techie terms:
ScreenLocker ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that does not allow you to access your files. You need to remove this infection from your system if you want to access your documents. To avoid similar infections in the future, you should steer clear of unfamiliar websites that might be involved in malware distribution. For Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, please refer to the secondary set of software removal instructions below.