Ways to treat “Your Computer Has Been Locked” Virus

Among the newly developed viruses, the “Your Computer Has Been Locked
malware is the most notorious one. Besides the infection it gives to one’s
computer software, it also tries to get money from its poor victim. This gives
out a new term called RANSOMware. The “Your
Computer Has Been Locked
” commits a locking action to the computer and
prompts in a way where it ask for $300 for a alleged court proceeding against
the user, and only after paying the said amount when you can proceed in using
your the computer.

To set things straight, the sum of $300 is not
enough to free anyone from any crime. Moreover, how can you commit a crime when
all you do is sit in front of your computer checking your mail? But although it
seems to be such a silly scam, this virus promises a serious damage. Aside from
the locking action and system errors, “Your Computer Has Been Locked”
may also slow down your computer, download and install other malware/s. Being
said that, it must be taken down!
To free yourself from any criminal charges (which
you did not actually do), to get rid of this malicious software or for whatever
purpose, its one virus that should be removed completely from your computer system,
and fast!
So, how to remove the “Your Computer Has Been
Locked” you ask? Well, there are two ways to treat it- manual and
automatic process. And although it may be hard to manually treat your computer,
we prepare a few steps to help you.
Manual Processing
“Your Computer Has Been Locked” is just one infection and it can be removed by simply
deleting the file and disabling other related files from the Task Manager
(Ctrl+Alt+Delete). However, to ensure that you have totally removed all “Your Computer Has Been Locked” virus,
you must also delete other malware it have downloaded while it is still running
because while the other malwares are there, it can still slow down your PC and
the “Your Computer Has Been Locked
virus can still come back.
Automatic Processing
Installing a malware security for PC is the best way
to do it. It can detect and clean “Your Computer Has Been Locked” virus and all
related malwares associated with it. In any case you encounter downloads blocks
or other locking action, try to follow these steps:
Change the name of the anti-virus
protection into “explorer.exe.”
before you run it.
Press F8 when you start your
Windows to get you in Safe Mode and then try to install remover.
c.     Download a malware security for PC from a clean
computer. With the use of a pen-drive, transfer it to your infected computer.
Remember that prevention is always better than any kind
of remedy. Besides, having an anti-virus will always be helpful since you’ll
never know what can hit you as long as you’re using the internet. What’s great about having an automated anti-virus
program is that you no longer have to be reactive on viruses that may get into
your PC. And with just constant update, you can actually
free yourself from any kind of malicious software. I know it may be quite
costly to get an anti-virus program nowadays. But don’t worry! There are a lot
of free antivirus protections for computer that are readily available and can
be easily downloaded online.
I understand how irritating it can get when it comes to
treating malwares. So, I hope this ends your nightmare. If you have other
helpful ideas, share it with us by hitting up the comment/suggestion button.
the Author:-

James Edward has a passion
to write on various computer securities related topics and tricks. He
personally prefers and recommends to choose cloud antivirus software
to protecting computers from malicious programs like viruses & malwares.

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