A new winlocker has appeared that may block access to a machine and then force the user to complete various tasks to grant his access back to the computer. It is ransomware, that was made to be smarter in some ways, because unlike most ransomware application that demand contact with the cyber-criminals, this program directly aggregates financials via surveys. In case you see something like ‘Unlock This Page To Continue’, recommendations are not to fill out the surveys and to use a reputable anti-malware tool.
Unlock this Page to Continue! – How Does It Work?
When this winlocker locks the page, the criminal is prompted to fill out offered surveys to unlock his computer. When victims complete the surveys, the criminals may receive money from the marketing companies sponsoring them. According to security experts, ‘Unlock this Page to Continue’ winlocker may prompt for offers, similar to these:
→Shop & Save with this free download!
Breakfast on Us with a Gift Card!
Receive FREE pair of Headphones!
Go on a shopping spree!
Get FREE Food Delivery!
Complete this survey and receive a FREE debit card!
Win a FREE voucher for drinks!
If any of these is chosen, the program then redirects the user to a web browser, prompting him to complete various surveys. Even though, this malware claims to unlock the computer upon survey completion, in most cases this may not happen. In return, the victim might see the following messages:
→“Unlock this Page to Continue!
This page will immediately unlock and restore normal access upon your participation in an offer below. Please use valid information!
Your desktop was locked. Complete an offer below to unlock your desktop.
Complete an offer to continue.”
Source: Enigma Software
How To Remove ‘Unlock This Page To Continue!’?
Successful removal of this winlocker from the user PC cannot be done, unless the lock screen message is bypassed. The usual counter-measure is to run the machine in Safe Mode and via that mode install and scan the PC with a reliable and frequently updated anti-malware software. Also, the good practice suggests for the anti-malware program to be downloaded from a clean PC and inserted to the infected one via a USB flash drive or a CD/DVD disk.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter