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Padlock Screenlocker is one of the latest cases of not-very-successful computer infections. The screen locker is in fact a Trojan that displays a message stating that the victim’s files have been deleted, and the computer has been locked. Padlock Screenlocker tries to lock the victim out of their computer, but it never actually deletes their files.

Image Source: Bleeping Computer

Threat Summary

NamePadlock Screenlocker
TypeTrojan, Screenlocker
Short DescriptionPadlocker Screenlocker attempts to lock the computer but never deletes the file.
SymptomsA picture with a padlock is displayed, reading ‘Your Files Have Been Deleted &
Your PC Has Been Locked!!!
‘.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Cracked Software
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Padlock Screenlocker Distribution Method

The distribution method of the Trojan is not identified yet. Considering its nature, however, we suppose that it is spread via fake software cracks or freeware downloaded from random websites. This is how Trojans are typically spread around. To avoid the infection, sustain a powerful anti-virus and/or anti-malware program, be diligent and don’t trust freeware.

The exact message displayed by this threat goes like that:

Your Files Have Been Deleted &
Your PC Has Been Locked!!!

Padlock Screenlocker Technical Details

Luckily, this infection case is quite easy to resolve since the unlock code can be retrieved from the executable and can be entered into the field, as explained by researchers at BleepingComputer. The only thing needed to end the scam is entering ajVr/G\RJz0R into the field so that the program will close automatically.

Another option for an infected user is rebooting the system into safe mode and removing the infection while it is not loaded.

Padlock Screenlocker Removal Options

As already mentioned, the current unlock code is available which makes removing the threat easy. Users can use Safe Mode with Networking to clean their systems. However, if the unlock code doesn’t work for you, have a look at the removal steps below to clean your computer.

Manually delete Padlock Screenlocker from your computer

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Padlock Screenlocker files and objects
2. Find malicious files created by Padlock Screenlocker on your PC
3. Fix registry entries created by Padlock Screenlocker on your PC

Automatically remove Padlock Screenlocker by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove Padlock Screenlocker with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
3. Back up your data to secure it against infections and file encryption by Padlock Screenlocker in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Milena Dimitrova

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