Your operating system is not safe as long as Screenlocker Cuzimvirus is running. Although this infection is not as dangerous as it might appear to be at first, you should not underestimate it or postpone its removal. Unfortunately, the notification that this malware introduces its victims to is very believable, and some users might be tricked into doing something risky, such as disclosing personal information or even giving up their savings. Obviously, if you have been scammed already, you need to think about your virtual security, but do that only after you delete Screenlocker Cuzimvirus from your Windows operating system. The good news is that this infection is not that complex, and a few simple steps can help you eliminate it from your system for good. What is more worrying is that your operating system is clearly vulnerable and its protection is weak. If you do not adjust that in time, more serious malware could slither in, if it has not done that already. Hopefully, you have time to fix this problem.
Do you know how Screenlocker Cuzimvirus spreads across the web? According to our researchers, its malicious launcher is usually attached to misleading spam emails. The launcher is concealed in such a way that you would not even realize that you execute malware by downloading and opening it. For example, the launcher file might look like a PDF carrying important information. Most ransomware infections are spread using this security backdoor, including Princess Locker Ransomware or Aviso Ransomware. That is not the only thing that Screenlocker Cuzimvirus has in common with ransomware. The notification that this infection displays looks very much like a ransom note that ransomware infections would use. Unfortunately, the notification appears to lock the Desktop, which is why some users assume it’s the real deal. Well, the truth is that you can minimize the window representing the fake notification, and that should help you realize that the information delivered via it is misleading. Your computer is not locked, and you do not need a code to unlock it. You certainly do not need to communicate with cyber criminals.
According to the notification displayed by Screenlocker Cuzimvirus, you need a special code to unlock your PC, and it is stated that you can only retrieve it by emailing email@example.com. What happens if you initiate communication? First of all, cyber criminals will record your email address, and there is a possibility that you will receive scam emails in the future. Second, cyber criminals will not just provide you with the key. It is likely that you will be ordered to pay a ransom fee. Whether it is small or big, you do not need to pay it because you already know that you can minimize the window, and the guide below shows how to terminate a malicious process to disable the misleading message altogether. Is it possible that some malware creator is just testing the first version of a dangerous threat? Of course it is, which is why you cannot underestimate Screenlocker Cuzimvirus. In fact, we recommend that you remove it from your operating system as soon as you possibly can.
Do you know what you need to do to remove Screenlocker Cuzimvirus from your computer? You need to kill the malicious process first to disable the window that allegedly locks your screen. Next, you need to remove the malicious executable that has launched this infection. Deleting this file is not at all difficult, but finding it might be challenging. Considering that this threat usually spreads via attachments of spam emails, you must know where you have downloaded the .exe file to. It is likely that you will find it on the Desktop or the Downloads folder. If you are unable to find this file, you can use a trusted malware scanner to examine the operating system and identify malware for you. Needless to say, if the scanner lists complicated malware or a ton of unreliable programs, it is best to utilize an automated malware remover. Also, if you want to discuss any of the things mentioned in this report, you can do that via the comments section below.
N.B. Other directories where the infection might hide include %Temp% and %UserProfile%\Desktop.