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I wrote this article to help you remove Microsoft Windows Locker. This Microsoft Windows Locker removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Microsoft Windows Locker is an infection which exhibits many malicious traits – just like a Trojans horse. Even though the threat is still under analyzation, its behavior lets us believe that it is a member of the dreaded Trojan horse family. Like any other Trojan, Microsoft Windows Locker can also be used for different purposes depending on the hackers` needs. This sentence should be more than enough to make you realize how dangerous this parasite actually is. Needless to say, it should be removed as soon as possible.

There is a reason why Trojans are so feared and unwanted. They are even considered as the most hazardous type of infections out there. Being infected with Microsoft Windows Locker will not lead to anything good. On the contrary. The pest brings along nothing but damage, headaches, problems, and unpleasantries. Remove it before it succeeds in completely destroying your machine. The more time you grant it on board, the bigger the chance of this happening gets. Save yourself tons of issues and get rid of the threat the first chance you get. Your future self will be very grateful.

What does Microsoft Windows Locker do? For starters, this malicious program can be used to steal your personal data. The pest is able to spy on you in real time as well. It can records keystrokes and mouse movement too. It may also be able to use your web camera to spy on you in real time. Also, Microsoft Windows Locker can steal your personally identifiable and financial credentials and send them to the crooks. Aside from that, the pest is able to make different changes in your default PC settings. It can alter your system registry, damage files, etc. all of which will result in performance issues, software failure and boot up problems. There is more, though.

Microsoft Windows Locker serves as a backdoor to other infections and it is able to install more malware on your machine. In addition, once Microsoft Windows Locker is installed on your PC, it shows a tech support scam and prevents you from using your computer for any other purpose. The message you see appears as a Windows warning and shows a fake tech support phone number on the top followed by the Microsoft Windows logo imposed. Below, you see a series of boxes names as follows: Region/MAC Address/ Computer Name/ Operating System. If you press the OK button, you will be shown a second screen with the following message:

“Product Key

Please enter product key

Windows Defender prevented an unrecognized and malicious software on your computer. Please enter your windows product key. Your product key should be on the box that the windows DVD came in or an email that shows that you bought Windows which you’ll find on your PC or inside the battery compartment of your laptop.

The product key looks similar to this:

PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX”

According to security experts, entering 85080-83080-04260-27040-32290 into the box removes the screen. However, this code may not work on all computer and it will not remove any additional viruses Microsoft Windows Locker might have installed.

When it comes to the telephone number provided, you should know better than to dial. You will get in touch with cybercriminals who are going to trick you into paying a large amount of money for absolutely nothing. These people are not technical support. They are hackers and they are after your money. Whatever you do, do not call this number. Delete Microsoft Windows Locker ASAP. Follow our removal guide below and clean your PC for good.

How did this Trojan enter your system? Usually, Trojan rely on spam email messages to trick victims into allowing their installation. Be careful when you receive a message from an unknown sender. Proceed with caution and don’t rush into opening it or clicking on any hyperlinks it may contain. Hackers also disguise these emails to looks like important and legitimate ones. Verify the sender before you open or download anything. Do not let them fool you. Always be on the alert. Preventing an intruder from entering is much easier than dealing with it later on.

Microsoft Windows Locker Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Microsoft Windows Locker from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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