Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ is a serious malware infection that you cannot ignore. If this Trojan shows up on your Windows operating system, you need to act right away because otherwise your computer will be crippled and become useless. As its name suggests, this intrusive infection locks your screen. That means that your desktop background will be taken over by a warning message displayed by this Trojan to scare you. It acts like a ransomware; however, it does not actually encrypt your files. Yet, it does not mean that you can use your computer – not at all. This Trojan blocks your programs so you cannot run anything. If this malware infection attacks your computer, you should take action without hesitation. If you want to restore your computer, you must remove Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ ASAP. Obviously, that will not be as simple as uninstalling it via Control Panel. But we have a solution for you, as usual. However, first, let us see the details of the risk you may be facing.
There are mainly two sources for this Trojan horse to come from. First, it can sneak onto your computer when you open a spam e-mail and click on the attachment. Trojan infections usually pose as photos or videos, but they can also disguise as .pdf or .doc files. One single click on these attachments and you active the downloader right away. The Trojan will silently install in the background and you will not even notice its presence until it is ready to strike against you and it locks your computer screen. More sophisticated Trojans may use an e-mail address from your contact list or simply the address of a well-known company, for example, an Internet service provider and use it as the sender. This way you would be more inclined to open the mail and check out the attachment as well. Therefore, the lesson here is obvious: You should stay away from spam e-mails and never open attachments unless you are expecting one to receive. This way you can avoid being infected by this severe threat.
Second, Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ may infect you through shady websites. These are mostly freeware and torrent websites that users should never trust. The main threat on such sites comes from unsafe third-party banner ads and pop-up ads. Once again, one single click and this Trojan may slither onto your system without your noticing it. Just like in the case of spam e-mails, you can, of course, avoid such an attack if you keep away from the aforementioned websites. However, if you are on this page now reading about this malware, chances are it is too late to talk about prevention; still, these advices may come in handy in the future. What you have to do right now is remove Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ as fast as you can.
Once this obnoxious Trojan horse “gallops” on-board it changes your files’ attributes and sets all your major files to “hidden.” This way you cannot see them anymore and looks like they are gone. Then comes the scary warning message or ransom note on your desktop. It informs you that your documents, photos, databases, and other important files have been encrypted with the “strongest encryption.” The good news is that it is a simple lie. We have noticed that Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ does not encrypt any files at all; it simply uses the attribute change trick. But the message may scare users since it says that you can only have your files back if you transfer 100 Euros. We advise you not to pay this ransom because your files are not encrypted and there is no guarantee that the criminals behind this scam will change your files’ attribute back at all or stop the screen locking.
Since you cannot start your programs because of this Trojan, it makes it rather difficult to delete Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ. We have found only one solution to tackle this serious infection and that is applying a reliable antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter. But before you could download and activate this software, you need to restart your machine in Safe Mode with Networking. Please follow our instructions below to heal your computer. If you have any questions regarding this Trojan infection, please leave us a comment below.
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