Trojan.Lockscreen Removal Guide

Do you know what Trojan.Lockscreen is?

Trojans are serious and dangerous infections, and Trojan.Lockscreen is no exception, it requires immediate attention and action. Trojans mostly “lay low” not to be noticed so that they can operate without your knowledge. This Trojan, however, is unlike others as it actually has to be noticed. You cannot fail to realize you have been infected with Trojan.Lockscreen because it will lock your screen and display a full-screen warning message. Our researchers have tested this infection in our internal lab, and we are ready to share with you what they have found and how you can remove Trojan.Lockscreen entirely from your computer.Trojan.Lockscreen Removal GuideTrojan.Lockscreen screenshot
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This Trojan seems to be distributed in the usual ways. It is possible that you are tricked into downloading software from a malicious website or you simply get an email with a seemingly interesting or important attachment. More sophisticated attacks may use social engineering and send you infected emails from what appear to be trustworthy sources or even friends from your contact list. The attachment can be disguised as an .exe, .pif, .avi, or even .jpg files. It is also possible that you get a fake video or picture link on Facebook or Twitter from a friend. As you see, in fact, there is a chance to prevent this dangerous infection from taking place. You simply need to have some basic rules regarding safe web surfing. For example, never visit suspicious or unsafe websites, never open attachments unless they are confirmed by the sender or it is something you expect to get, and also be careful what you click on while using social networking sites. However, if you are already infected with Trojan.Lockscreen, you have no choice but to delete it immediately.

Trojan.Lockscreen is not hard to detect since, no matter what, it displays a full-screen warning message, which can also be taken as a ransom note. This infection uses scare tactics in order to fool users. The warning says that your system has been infected with TrojanSPAM/LX and it may infect your executable files. Since this Trojan locks your screen and blocks your programs and documents from running, an unsuspecting user may think that this warning is actually legitimate. Your Task Manager also gets disabled, so you may really feel there is nothing else you can do but call the allegedly toll free PC Security Helpline phone number suggested by the Trojan. We advise you to refrain from doing that. First, there is no guarantee that it is actually toll free. Second, there is a chance that you will get scammed over the phone and you disclose personal information or even banking details. Fortunately, we have effective solutions for you to remove Trojan.Lockscreen from your system and restore your system security.

Virtually, there are two options for you. You can try to manually get rid of Trojan.Lockscreen if you carefully follow our guide below the article or you can choose the easier option and use a powerful antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter, that can automatically fix all your security issues with the click of a button. However, that should be done in Safe Mode too, because this Trojan blocks files from execution and also restarts the system every 2 minutes. Since it is possible that there are other infections on your system as well, we recommend a full system scan even if you go for the manual removal option.

Remove Trojan.Lockscreen from your Window

Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Restart your computer and start tapping the F8 key when the BIOS loads.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking and hit enter.
  3. Press Win+E to launch the Windows File Explorer.
  4. In the address bar, type in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Combat. Delete the whole folder.
  5. Start up your browser, go to, and download SpyHunter.
  6. Install the application, run a full system scan, and remove all the threats.
  7. Restart your PC in Normal Mode.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Tap the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Click on the Power Options icon. Press and hold the Shift key and click Restart.
  3. Select Troubleshoot and choose Advanced Options. Select Startup Settings.
  4. Click Restart. Press F5 to reboot the PC into Safe Mode with Networking.
  5. Press Win+E to launch the Windows File Explorer.
  6. In the address bar, type in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Combat. Delete the whole folder.
  7. Start up your browser, go to, and download SpyHunter.
  8. Install the application, run a full system scan, and remove all the threats.
  9. Restart your PC in Normal Mode.

In non-techie terms:

Trojan.Lockscreen is a dangerous malware infection that locks your screen and blocks your programs from executing. Additionally, it also disables the Task manager. This Trojan displays a warning screen that informs you about an alleged Trojan infection and offers you a toll free phone number to call. However, you might get ripped off and also scammed over the phone. The only choice you have is to remove Trojan.Lockscreen right away. We recommend downloading and installing a reputable antimalware program in Safe Mode to handle this attack and remove all other possible threats too.