Screen Locker

What is Screen Locker? Screen Locker is a computer infection that looks a lot more dangerous than it actually is. It wants to pass for a ransomware infection, but it is a mere screen locker that can be closed without much difficulty. Therefore, if you encounter this threat, please do not panic.

Simply scroll down to the bottom of this entry for the manual removal instructions. It is not complicated to terminate this intruder on your own. If you do not feel like dealing with it manually, remove Screen Locker with a licensed security tool that will also protect your system from similar threats.

Where does Screen Locker come from?

It is very likely that you allowed this screen locker to enter your system accidentally. If you often download programs from file-sharing websites, it wouldn’t be surprising if one of the files launched this threat. Also, it is very common that users get assaulted by pop-ups and redirects when they access potentially harmful or unreliable websites. If a page launches multiple pop-ups the moment you click something on it, you need to get out of there as soon as possible and never look back.

Thus, you should be able to avoid the likes of Screen Locker if you were more careful about the programs you download and the pages you visit. Please refrain from downloading software from third-party sources. It is a lot safer to use official vendor websites. But even so, you should still read the installation wizard steps so you could avoid potentially unwanted programs and features that you might get offered.

What does Screen Locker do?

As mentioned, Screen Locker wants to pass for a ransomware program, and it also tries to convince the unsuspecting users that their Windows license has expired. However, here you have to realize that Microsoft would never lock your screen just because your license expires. There are other ways to notify you about it. So this kind of screen locking approach should be the first sign that you have been affected by a cybersecurity threat.

We are lucky that Screen Locker doesn’t encrypt files. It might ask you to pay 200$ to unlock your computer, but there is no need to spend your money on this infection. You can simply close the process by pressing Alt+F4. There is also a code that can help you unlock your screen. Please find the code in the removal instructions at the bottom of this description.

Perhaps the most daunting thing about this infection is its appearance. It will change your desktop, and it will block you from accessing your programs. Then, on your screen, Screen Locker will display a message that says you need to contact the Windows customer service to get a new license.

However, users who end up contacting this supposed “customer service” only expose themselves to further scams. Gullible users may end up losing a lot of money, thinking they are about to purchase the Windows license, while in fact, they give their money away for the cybercriminals. You should never be one of those users, so please remove Screen Locker as soon as possible.

Is Screen Locker the only scam that tries to lure out your money? Of course not. There are multiple fake alerts out there that try to trick users into giving away their money for the service that doesn’t exist. Please bear in mind that you can always double-check whether the service or some security issue is real before diving head-first into a scam. Do not hesitate to contact the software vendor or your computer shop, or even a friend who is well-versed in computers. Double-checking would save you the trouble of dealing with various security and financial issues later on.

How do I remove Screen Locker?

As mentioned, it is easy to kill the screen locker process and get your desktop back. On the other hand, if you do not know which files you need to remove to get rid of Screen Locker, scan your PC with a security tool of your choice, and then allow the security program to terminate all the potential threats automatically. Save your time and choose the most efficient malware removal option.

Manual Screen Locker Removal

  1. Press Alt+F4 to kill the screen locker process.
  2. OR: unlock your screen using the code 30264410.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and Task Manager will open.
  4. Open the Start-up tab.
  5. Mark the winban.exe line and press Disable.
  6. Delete the most recent files from Desktop.
  7. Remove the most recent files from your Downloads folder.
  8. Press Win+R and enter %TEMP%. Press OK.
  9. Delete the most recent files from the directory.
  10. Use SpyHunter to perform a full system scan. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Screen Locker*

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