PadLock Screenlocker Removal Guide

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PadLock Screenlocker is a computer infection that might make it impossible to use the computer because it places a screen-locking window immediately after the successful infiltration. The message left on this window informs users that their files have been deleted and their PCs have been locked. It says truth if we talk about the computer, i.e. you could not access Desktop, programs, files, and surf the web; however, we can assure you that PadLock Screenlocker has not done anything to your files. You will find them in the same place you have left them. In most cases, such computer infections seek to scare users into paying money, but, unlike similar threats, PadLock Screenlocker does not try to obtain money from people. Actually, you will not find any information about unlocking the screen, which means that the only way to do that is to delete PadLock Screenlocker fully from the computer. If you let it stay, your PC will be unusable because this threat makes several changes on the computer so that it could start when the computer is rebooted. In other words, the screen-locking window will not disappear from your Desktop if you do not do anything.

PadLock Screenlocker places a screen-locking window on Desktop, but, fortunately, it does not delete files even though it is said that it does so. Of course, this window it opens might cause problems too because it will not allow you to use the computer unless the malicious program is deleted. To be frank, this window can be removed by entering the code ajVr/G\RJz0R or opening the Task Manager and killing the malicious process, but it will show up again on Desktop after the system restart. Therefore, users should go to eliminate malware from their computers fully.

We cannot promise that it will be very easy to delete PadLock Screenlocker from the computer. It is because this malicious application applies changes on the infected computer. Fortunately, these changes are not fundamental, and they can be undone easily. All users will have to do is to remove the Google Chrome Value created by PadLock Screenlocker. It can be found in the Run registry key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. As can be seen, this infection borrows a name of a legitimate browser so that users could not recognize its Value. In other words, it wants to stay longer on the computer. Actually, the Value of PadLock Screenlocker is not the only malicious component you will have to delete to get rid of it. Specialists say that a malicious file has to be erased from the system as well. Unfortunately, it might not be a piece of cake to find it.

Users usually allow infections similar to PadLock Screenlocker to sneak onto their computers when they click on the Download button to get a free application or a software crack. Of course, this Download button is located on some kind of untrustworthy third-party website, and the software users try to download is malware pretending to be a beneficial application. Of course, there might be other ways this computer infection is distributed, but it is clear that it does not ask permission to enter computers. It is not that easy to prevent similar infections from sneaking onto the computer in the future. Therefore, security specialists working at 411-spyware.com highly recommend keeping a security application always enabled on the computer. In case malicious software tries to break the wall and enter the system, it will be caught and will definitely not reach your system.

Several steps have to be taken to delete PadLock Screenlocker fully from the computer and unlock the screen once and for all. First of all, users have to kill the process of this malicious application to be able to remove it. Secondly, the Value in the Run registry key has to be erased so that malware could not revive after the system restart. Finally, the malicious file has to be found and erased because clicking on it might result in getting the screen locked again. Users who have never deleted malicious software themselves and do not know where to start the removal process can delete PadLock Screenlocker automatically too. After unlocking the screen (open the Task Manager and kill the malicious process), go to acquire a reputable malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. It will make this threat gone within seconds, and, on top of that, it will find and erase all other malicious components.

Delete PadLock Screenlocker

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Open the Processes tab.
  3. Find the malicious process of PadLock Screenlocker and right-click on it.
  4. Click End Process.
  5. Find the malicious file of this infection and remove it.
  6. Press Win+R to launch Run and type regedit in the box. Click OK.
  7. Open HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  8. Locate the Google Chrome Value pointing to the malicious file.
  9. Delete it.
  10. Empty the Recycle bin.
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PadLock Screenlocker Screenshots:

PadLock Screenlocker

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