ScreenLocker ransomware may seem like extremely dangerous computer infection that would lock your files and leave you barren, but it is not as dangerous as it wants you to think. This computer threat enters your system because the people behind it want to steal your money. However, the program does not seem to be fully developed because it cannot even collect the ransom payments. Needless to say, you should not suffer this infection any longer. Remove ScreenLocker ransomware from your computer using a licensed antispyware tool, and then make sure you stay away from unfamiliar websites that might be associated with ransomware distribution.
You must have triggered the program’s installation file accidentally when you were browsing some adware-associated website. For example, you might have felt compelled to click some pop-up ad, offering you attractive discount offers, and once you did that, you initiated the ransomware download and installation. What’s more, it is very likely that your system has been affected by potentially dangerous programs prior to ScreenLocker ransomware’s entry. This just proves how important it is to always keep your system protected against various cyber threats. The most efficient way to protect your PC from harm is investing in a powerful antispyware application.
Now, as far as the ScreenLocker ransomware infection is concerned, it looks a lot like the Cryptolocker ransomware applications we have been dealing with lately. However, unlike these severely dangerous computer threats, ScreenLocker ransomware does not encrypt your files. When you get infected with this program, it merely locks your screen and blocks all the .exe files from running. Virtually, the application locks you out of your computer and then demands you to pay a ransom by displaying the following message in Spanish:
Su copia de software no es genuina.
Hemos detectado que el software que corre en su ordenador no es genuine, por favor complete una oferta a continuacion para desbloquear el equipo de forma permanente e inserte la llave a continuacion que le sera proporcionada tras completer la oferta.
Basically, ScreenLocker ransomware says that the copy of your computer’s software is not genuine, and, therefore, your desktop has been locked. You need to follow the instructions in the message to carry out the payment and get your system back. Unfortunately, this program has some shortage because there is no link for the payment to be processed. Instead, by clicking the link you are redirected to getfiles.co/5jUD, and an annoying commercial offer is constantly assaulting your screen.
Whatever you do, do not panic because these ransomware infections rely on that for the users to make mistakes and spend their money for nothing. You can remove ScreenLocker ransomware without much difficulty via the Safe Mode with Networking. We provide instructions on how to access your Safe Mode in various versions of the Windows operating systems.
However, unless you are an experienced computer user, it is not recommended that you tamper with the Windows registry, trying to delete ScreenLocker ransomware. You might accidentally delete an important system file, causing the Blue Screen of Death. Rather than that, get yourself a computer security tool of your choice that will delete all the malicious files for you, and your system will be automatically protected from similar infections in the future.
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