Do you know what “Your browser has been locked” is?
“Your browser has been locked” is a misleading browser warning which may be categorized as ransomware because it claims that the browser is locked and demands that you pay a fine of $300 in order to have it unlocked. The ransom warning is very similar to the famous FBI Virus, which paralyzes the whole operating system. It is crucial that you ignore “Your browser has been locked” because it is a scam whose only goal is to make you think that you are suspected of committing some crimes and that you are obliged to pay a fine. The warning that reads “Your browser has been locked” is displayed on the browser, and no other actions are possible when it is displayed. All that you should do in order to regain access to the system is remove “Your browser has been locked” by terminating the process of Internet Explorer through the Task Manager.
According to the misleading browser notification, you are accused of using or distributing copyrighted contents and viewing or distributing pornographic material. “Your browser has been locked” warning says that some obscene material has been found on your PC, and if you do not pay the money, you may be imprisoned for four to twelve years. The truth is that there is no need to waste your money. The warning demands that you purchase a MoneyPak voucher worth $300 and enter its code in the box given on the right side of the warning. Instead of wasting your time and money, take action to remove “Your browser has been locked” from the browser.
A possible reason why you are exposed to the “Your browser has been locked” warning is that some legitimate website is likely to have been hacked in order to deceive unsuspecting users. If the computer were infected with a ransomware infection, you would need to implement a powerful spyware removal tool in order to have the threat eliminated from the system. In the present situation, some other actions should be taken. Note that all the actions you take to remove “Your browser has been locked” are at your own risk, and if you have any question regarding computer security issues, feel free to leave a comment below.
How to remove “Your browser has been locked” from Internet Explorer
- Right-click on the taskbar next to the clock.
- Click Task Manager.
- Open the Processes tab.
- Click on the “Show processes from all users”.
- Select iexplorer.exe and click End Processes.
You can use the above instructions to remove “Your browser has been locked” from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but it may be enough to close the browsers and click on the “Leave page” button.
In order to shield the system from similar ransomware infections that change the settings so that you cannot use the PC, implement SpyHunter which can protect the system against ransomware, scareware, and many other computer threats.
In non-techie terms:
“Your browser has been locked” is a malicious browser warning which seeks to obtain your money by deception. Its ultimate goal is to make you purchase a MoneyPak voucher and enter its code in the box given in the warning.
Aliases: browser been locked virus.