Your Windows has been Banned Screenlocker is caused by a piece of malware which displays fake security alerts on your computer. The cyber criminals create and spread this threat to attack unexpected users. Once the malware sneaks into your computer, it performs many malicious activities to help its owner make money. It uses fake warnings to scare users into paying money to remove viruses that its owners make. This malware is a bit different from other tech support scams. It tells you that you need pay fee to fix your computer while others do not mention the fee. No phone number is provided until you click on “Show Nearest Microsoft Technician” button. Though it mentions about the Microsoft technicians, it has nothing to do with the Microsoft company or any other reliable tech support company. It only wants money from you and does not care about your computer at all. Hence, do not follow its guide to contact technicians. When seeing Your Windows has been Banned Screenlocker, you ought to remove the malware as soon as possible. This malware is harmful to your system. Get rid of it before it is able to perform more activities.
Removing the Your Windows has been Banned Screenlocker seems to be difficult for ordinary computer users, even those famous antivirus programs cannot do that successfully. Hence, manual removal can ensure that the stubborn virus will be gone completely. As mentioned above, manual removal needs professional knowledge, because the lack of experience may cause errors resulting in some other unpredictable problems. The following guide provides a general concept of the removal. You may not be able to find out some certain files for the virus can be changed. If you fear the loss of important data, please consider making a backup before starting the removal.
1. Restart the Infected Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
(* Usually the malware will be temporarily disabled in Safe Mode which will provide users a chance to get this problem fixed. If you are still getting the virus popup in safe mode with networking, please try safe mode with command prompt instead.)
Restart your computer, immediately, quickly and repeatedly hit F8 key before the Windows start-up screen shows. Select “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press Enter key.
2. Stop the Processes Related to Your Windows has been Banned Screen locker in Windows Task Manager
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together and end the virus processes in the Processes tab of Windows Task Manager.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get Run window
(2). Type Control Panel in the Run window and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to take effect, then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete or adjust all the related registry entries of Your Windows has been Banned Screen locker.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together to get the Run box, type in ‘regedit’ then click OK, Registry Editor window will pop up
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this fake Antivirus
Your Windows has been Banned Screen locker is a scam. The blue page of bogus warnings takes over your screen to scare you. It takes advantage of Microsoft technicians to make the alerts look authentic. The screenlocker says that your computer is infected with viruses. It is true. But you need to know that the real threat is the screenlocker. Apart from this threat, your computer is fine. The hackers create viruses to attack your computer and demand fee to remove their own viruses. Do not fall in their trap and call the fake Microsoft Technicians. According to our customers, they saw message “You are fooled. I am not Microsoft.” after they bought and entered unlock code. How nasty the criminals are! We strongly suggest you remove Your Windows has been Banned Screenlocker out of your system manually. Take actions right now!
Published by & last updated on December 5, 2016 7:35 am