|Short Description||Lockerterminal is a suspicious application that may administer various types of ads.|
|Symptoms||The display of ad content.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundling, unsafe browsing, fake software updates, etc.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Lockerterminal|
In case you see a pop-up or any other type advertisements with the name Lockerterminal somewhere on them, there is a good possibility you have adware on your computer. Adware PUPs are very annoying programs that are created for one and only purpose – to generate profits for their developers. Security experts strongly advise removing Lockerterminal from the computer since it may track user information, slow down the PC and in some cases, redirect to dangerous third-party sites.
How Did Lockerterminal Get In My PC?
There are several ways that programs, like Lockerterminal use to be installed on the user PC and the most useful ones are marketing-related. You may have downloaded Lockerterminal by going over unfamiliar sites, but you may also have them on your computer via the bundling method of distribution. It involves the combination of one or more programs in the installer program of free software, downloaded from third parties. This can usually be software such as media players, file converters and other software.
More About Lockerterminal
Once on your computer, Lockerterminal may employ tracking technologies such as different types of cookies. Cookies are small text files, stored on your computer that collect different information about you search history, online clicks and so on. This may be done with the purpose of implementing the so-called ‘behavioral advertising’. This strategy is connected with the displaying of advertisements, based on your interests, hence increasing the likelihood of you clicking on them. It is very useful against users with a low level of experience in online browsing or fast clickers.
More to it ,some of the ads may take the user to third-party sites of unknown origins. This is the main reason ad-supported applications are not to be trusted. Third-party sites may conceal different risks for your computer information and may cause unnecessary headaches. The threats are several:
- Infection of the PC with malware – These are viruses, trojan horses, ransomware trojans, worms, keyloggers and other.
- Scamming the user out of his funds – This includes expensive fake tech support calls, fraudulent registration forms that may or may not include the user’s financial information in them and several other scams.
When it comes to making money, cyber-criminals have dedicated time and effort to develop and sophisticate their attacks on the average user. This is why you should always keep track of the latest threats so that you come prepared when you encounter such. After all, the best defense against such threats is the user himself.
Removing Lockerterminal From Your Computer
In case you feel convinced that Lockerterminal is completely useless for you, you should take the steps to its removal. It is highly recommended to follow the here mentioned removal manual to manually uninstall this program from your PC. Also, make sure that you install a specific anti-malware program that will help you locate any leftover type of files and remove them from your computer. By employing malware protection, you automatically make your PC safer against future threats since the program updates itself on a daily basis with the latest in malware and non-malware.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Lockerterminal from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Lockerterminal on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Lockerterminal in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Lockerterminal from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Lockerterminal from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Lockerterminal from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Lockerterminal from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Lockerterminal Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Lockerterminal from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Lockerterminal
Step 2: Uninstall Lockerterminal and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Lockerterminal on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Lockerterminal there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Lockerterminal from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Lockerterminal and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Lockerterminal via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Lockerterminal files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Lockerterminal, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Lockerterminal from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Lockerterminal from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Lockerterminal from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Lockerterminal from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Lockerterminal will be removed.
Eliminate Lockerterminal from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Lockerterminal from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".