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Your computer is locked screen locker is a Trojan that mislead the computer users by showing them a fake security screen states that the computer is locked because viruses are detected. It then advises you to connect a Microsoft technician who will give you an unlock code to unlock it. The screen will unlock once you enter the correct code and show another screen that will include instructions for removing the Trojan.

Your computer is locked screenlocker

Fortunately, it is easy to obtain the unlock code for this scam and when you get the unlock code enter it into the field to terminate the screen locker. The unlock code that is currently set to 01548764GHEZG784 and to shutdown the current variants of this screenlocker, you can also use the Alt+F4 keyboard combination. The text that screenlocker will show is:

Your computer has been locked. But dont worries, the files will never delete. Just your computer is locked because your computer has viruses. If you want the code, contact the nearest microsoft technician. The reason A unusal activity has been detected on your computer. Your computer might be at risk, and this is the reason the locked your computer. Click on the button to contact the nearest microsoft technician. Click on the button to contact it. Nearest Microsoft Technician found

Contact: support@defencebyte.com

|LINE ID: technician460

Once you enter the correct pass code, the alert that will be reflected will contain the text:

This virus has been made by Soren805. If you want to remove it, press OK. This virus disable Alt + F4, CTRL + ALT + DEL and kill explorer.exe.

Inscruction:

1.Go to start menu

2.Go to All programs

3.Go to Startup

4.Remove the file named Sec.exe

If you press OK your computer will now go Normal (Enable task manager) etc…

How do you get Your computer is locked screenlocker on your computer?

Although, it is not certain that how this Trojan gets on your computer and how it is being distributed, but there is a possibility that It could be distributed through free programs that you download off of the Internet or using fake software cracks. If the Alt+F4 keyboard combination or the unlock codes do not properly shut down the screenlocker Trojan, here is a removal guide for your help.  This removal guide requires some technical how to so if you are a novice user, it will be better to ask the experts to perform the removal process. And if you are tech savvy person, it will be very easy for you, but please make sure that you follow the steps in the order as they are written.

Your computer is locked screenlocker Removal Guide

Although this guide include advanced information, but all the instruction are written in an easy way so that anyone can perform them easily. One thing that you need to take care of before performing the steps is back up your data.  As there are numerous steps to perform so this removal guide may appear overwhelming. However it is written in this way for your convenience.

Step 1: Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking

Using the instructions for your version of Windows written in the following tutorial, reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking:

How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Rather than just Safe Mode, choose Safe Mode with Networking. When the computer reboots into Safe Mode with Networking, login with the username you normally use continue with the rest of the steps when you are at your Windows desktop.

To run administrative and diagnostic tasks on your installation, Windows Safe Mode is a way of booting up your Windows operating system.  The operating system only loads the bare minimum of software required for the operating system to work when you boot into Safe Mode.

For Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, there are two methods of booting into Safe Mode.

Windows 7

Using the F8 Method:

  • Restart your machine.
  • While your computer getting start, you will find that your computer’s hardware being listed. When you see this information, tap the F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly until you see the Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options screen as shown in the image below.

Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options screen

  • Choose the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys.
  • Now hit on the enter key on your keyboard to boot into Windows 7 Safe Mode.
  • You will be at a typical logon screen, when Windows starts. Logon to your machine and Windows 7 will enter Safe mode.
  • Perform whatever tasks are required and reboot to go back into normal mode once when you are done.

Using the System Configuration Tool Method:

Note: You should not use this method if you are facing issues in entering Safe Mode via the F8 method as it is not a good idea to force the machine to startup into safe mode. Close any running programs and open Windows to get back at the desktop.

  • Click on the Start button and type msconfig in the Start Menu Search Box as shown in Figure below and press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Start Menu Search Box

 

  • After hitting the Enter key, the System Configuration utility will open similar to the one below.

 

System Configuration Screen

  • In the System Configuration screen, click on the Boot tab.
  • You will see the screen with multiple Boot options as shown below.

system configuration screen with boot option

  • There is a checkbox labelled as Safe boot, put a checkmark in that
  • Click on the Apply button and then the OK button.
  • Clicking on OK button, a prompt will reflecting stating that you need to reboot the computer to apply the change.
  • Reboot your computer by clicking on the Restart button.
  • Your computer will now restart directly into Safe Mode. When you get to the Windows 7 logon screen, log on to the computer and perform any necessary functions.
  • Once done with your tasks, start msconfig, from within Safe Mode.
  • When the program is open, and you are on the General tab, choose the option labelled as Normal Startup.
  • Then click on the Apply and then on the OK button.
  • When the computer prompts you to reboot, allow it to reboot, and you will boot back into Windows 7 in normal mode.

Windows 8/Windows 10:

All the steps are almost similar to reboot in safe mode if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10 computer.

How to start Windows 8 and Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Using the Advanced startup options method:

  • Point the cursor on the Windows Start screen and type Advanced startup in the search box which will reflect multiple search results. Among those search results that appear, click on the Settings and then click on the Advanced startup options search option.
  • Scroll down the Settings screen that opens, and under the Advanced Startup category, there will be the Restart now button, click on that to Restart your computer.
  • Click on the Troubleshoot option, when the Advance startup menu comes up.
  • Now click on the Advanced Options button.
  • Then click on the Startup Settings option and then on the Restart button which will restart your computer once again.
  • When you are on the Startup Settings screen, press any number for the Safe Mode option.
  • Perform the required tasks and once you are done, reboot to go back into normal mode.

Using the System Configuration Tool Method:

Note: If you are facing issues in entering Safe Mode via the Advanced Startup menu, better not to use this method to force your machine to startup into safe mode.

  • Click on the Windows Start screen and type msconfig in the search box and when the msconfig search results appear, click on it.
  • The last will show a System Configuration window similar to the one shown below.

System Configuration Screen

  • In System Configuration window, click on the Boot tab.
  • Now you will now see the Boot screen as shown below.

system configuration screen with boot option

  • There is a checkbox labelled as Safe boot, put a checkmark in that
  • Click on the Apply button and then the OK button.
  • Clicking on OK button, a prompt will reflecting stating that you need to reboot the computer to apply the change.
  • Reboot your computer by clicking on the Restart button.
  • Your computer will now restart directly into Safe Mode. When you get to the Windows 7 logon screen, log on to the computer and perform any necessary functions.
  • Once done with your tasks, start msconfig, from within Safe Mode.
  • When the program is open, and you are on the General tab, choose the option labelled as Normal Startup.
  • Then click on the Apply and then on the OK button.
  • When the computer prompts you to reboot, allow it to reboot, and you will boot back into Windows 8 or Windows 10 in normal mode.

Issues that may encounter if you are forcing the machine to boot up in Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility

As described above, it is possible to continuously boot up your machine into safe mode using the System Configuration utility. The System Configuration program makes it possible by changing your boot.ini file, the settings file which configures your computer’s boot sequence, and including the /safeboot argument to your operating systems startup line. For instance,

Original               

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

After using MsConfig.exe

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /safeboot:minimal

Once done using safe mode, next you would run the System Configuration utility again and uncheck the /Safeboot option, which will remove the /safeboot argument from the boot.ini file, and allow your device to boot up normally.

This is normally not a problem on a machine which is operating properly, but if your device is infected and has got malware, it may trick to delete certain Windows Registry keys and as a result your computer can not properly boot into safe mode. If this is the case with you also, boot into safe mode using the System Configuration utility can cause the computer inoperable.  This happened because once you set the computer to boot into Safe Mode using /Safeboot, it will try to start in Safe Mode continuously until the /safeboot argument is removed from the boot.ini. As malware is not letting the device to actually boot into safe mode, there is no way of to get a point where you can run the System Configuration utility again to uncheck the /Safeboot option. This makes you to stuck in a situation from where your computer continuously tryto get into safe mode, but not able to do so.

You may get out of this situation by renaming your boot.ini file. The first step is, use a boot disk to start your computer and if in case your computer does not support a floppy disk, then you can boot off the Windows CD which came along with your computer for the purpose of accessing the Windows Recovery Console. Once booted to a command prompt, rename your C:\Boot.ini file to another name like C:\Boot.ini.bak. The command that you can use to rename the file at the command prompt is:

ren C:\Boot.ini Boot.ini.bak

Once you have renamed the file, remove the boot disk and reboot your computer which will get it back to normal mode. If you are booting up after the rename, don’t get surprised if you see an error stating that you do not have a valid Boot.ini file. You can then rename C:\Boot.ini.bak to C:\Boot.ini when you get back to normal Windows mode and run Msconfig again to remove the /safeboot flag.

Step 2: Download defencebyte AV Pro to Scan and Delete Your computer is locked screen locker

To remove Your computer is locked screen locker from your computer, install defencebyte AV pro and scan your device to find the infection. Once the infection is found, defencebyte will ask you to delete it. Below all the steps are given to download defencebyte AV pro and scan your system to find and delete Your computer is locked screen locker.

Download defencebyte AV Pro to Scan and Delete Your computer is locked screen locker

  • Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro
  • Make sure that you have picked the right version for your Windows System.
  • Choose a convenient location to save the file.
  • Windows will prompt when the download will be completed.
  • Click on Run button to start the program or browse the location of the folder and double click on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  • Accept the terms to continue the remaining process.
  • Perform the scan on your computer to find plug-ins, add-ons, harmful programs, and other malicious entities and Your computer is locked screen locker.
  • Further, implement the on-screen instructions to continue with the removal.
  • Reboot your machine for everything to take effect, once scan and removal process is done.

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