Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Remove "Windows license locked!" Ransomware

"Windows license locked!" is a fake warning (ransomware) that impersonates Windows Product Activation wizard and states that you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. It also states that all data stored on your computer will be locked for security purposes. You have to phone one of the numbers listed to obtain an activation key. Scammers claim that the call from your country is free of charge but I'm sure this is going to cost some money. "Windows license locked!" ransomware is distributed through the use of browser hijackers, porn websites and other misleading web pages. "Windows license locked!" ransomware masquerades as Flash Player or web browser update.

A screenshot of a fake "attack page!" warning in Google Chrome:

A screenshot of a fake porn website that impersonates PornHub:

A screenshot of fake Google Files service:

Once installed, "Windows license locked!" ransomware locks your computer.

You can use this code to unlock your computer: 1351236

You can also follow the general ransomware removal guide and remove "Windows license locked!" from your computer in Safe Mode. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance or you have questions regarding removal of this ransomware. Please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

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