Remove “Your Browser has been locked” virus




remove your browser has been locked virusWhen you see a message “Your Browser has been locked”, pretending to be from the your local police (this message varies per country) or the FBI. This message tries to trick you into paying money to unlock your computer, this scam is known as Ransomware. But what is Ransomware ? Ransomware is classified as malware that usually locks your computer or encrypts specific files and asks a fine to get redeem of your locked computer. The ransomware virus pretends to have locked your computer or encrypted your personal files because you have visited and spreading sexual content, or you have been involved in spreading copyrighted related video or music material. Non is off this is true in first place, they just trying to scare the computer user into paying the fine. Do know that the images the distributors use to scare you into paying the fine, might be shocking. In the latest versions of Ransomware the distributors use real sexual related images to let you think you might have been spreading sexual content. We also see that they use fake logging that you do have visited sexual content webpages and show your current ip-address within this logging.

While many people would be quick to realize that this is a scam and fake, the content of the popup message can seem quite convincing, especially when it is accompanied by official-looking government seals and logos. You would think that no one would fall for this type of scam but according to Symantec, up to 2.9% of the people targeted by this scam will end up paying the fine, either out of fear of the perceived consequences, or because they are desperate to regain access to the data on their computers.

Remove “Your Browser has been locked” virus

remove your browser has been locked virus

You cannot close the browser, as the message stays on your screen, here’s a example of the message you see on your screen.

All activities of this computer have been recorded
All your files are encrypted. Do not try to unlock your computer!
Your browser has been blocked due to at least on of the reasons specified below.

Don’t worry were gonna stop this process and remove this virus from your computer.




Windows XP and Windows 7 users

  • Right click in the taskbar

Your Browser has been locked

  • Search for the following process, depending on which browser you are using.
    Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
    Mozilla Firefox: firefox.exe
    Google Chrome: Chrome.exe
  • Select Show processes from all users
  • Select the process from your browser and click ‘End process‘ button in Task Manager.

Your Browser has been locked

your browser is now closed, perform a virusscan using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and remove this threat from your computer.

Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

  • Switch to Windows 8 Desktop mode (Windows Key + D) on your keyboard.
  • Right click in the task bar.

Your Browser has been locked

  • Search for the following process, depending on which browser you are using.
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Select the process and click ‘End task‘ button in Task Manager.

Your Browser has been locked

your browser is now closed, perform a virusscan using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and remove this threat from your computer.

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware free (Official Download Link)

  • Start MalwareBytes Setup executable
  • Follow on screen instruction to install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • After installation, enable all options and click Finish to start searching and removing malware from your computer.

Your Browser has been locked

  • Choose option “Perform quick scan” and click the “Scan” button.

Your Browser has been locked

  • MalwareBytes is done scanning, choose “OK” button and then “Show Results” button.

Your Browser has been locked

  • Right click in the found items and select “Check all items“.
  • At least choose: Removal Selected button, that’s it restart Windows and your done, enjoy a virus and malware free computer.
    It’s recommend to perform a scan with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware once every 2 weeks to keep your computer clean from malware.

Your Browser has been locked

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