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Padlock Screen Locker Removal Guide
- Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:32:02 EST
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The Padlock Screen locker is a Trojan that displays a picture of a locked door with a message stating that the victim's files have been deleted and that the computer is locked. It then has a small field at the bottom that a victim can enter an unlock code in order to remove the locker. It should be noted that though the infection does attempt to lock you out of your computer, it does not delete any files.
The text of the screenlocker is:
Your Files Have Been Deleted &
Your PC Has Been Locked!!!
Thankfully, the unlock code for this scam could be retrieved from the executable and can be entered into the field to terminate the screen locker. To close the malware, simply enter ajVr/G\RJz0R into the field and the program will automatically close. If that does not work, you can reboot into safe mode and remove it from there while it is not loaded.
How did the Padlock Screenlocker screenlocker get on my computer?
It is not currently known how this Trojan is being distributed. It could be distributed using fake software cracks or through free programs you download off of the Internet. As more information becomes available, we will update it here.
As the current unlock code is known and we can use Safe mode with Networking clean the computer, removing this infection is fairly easy. If the code does not work or you are unable to remove it on your own, you can use the removal guide below to remove the Padlock Screenlocker for free.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Google Chrome [path_to]\padlock.exe