'This PC Has Been Blocked' Screen Locker

'This PC Has Been Blocked' Screen Locker Description

The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker is used to trick computer users into paying for a fake technical support service. This is a well-known tactic that is used to prey on inexperienced computer users. The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker will block the infected computer's screen and then ask that the victim to call the phone number 844-703-1130. Threats like the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker may be distributed by bundling it with other software. The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker also has been distributed in the form of a fake update for Adobe Flash or Java on shady websites offering bogus updates. The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker infection is designed to infect computers using the Windows operating system. The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker receives its name because of the message displayed on its lock screen. The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker has four different versions that have been observed in the wild.

How the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker Infection Works

The main purpose of the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker is to block access to the infected computer. The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker prevents computer users from using their computers and displays the following message on the victim's screen:

'This PC Has Been Blocked
This PC Has been blocked for terms of user's privacy violations. To Protect the Windows Service and members privacy Microsoft does not provide details about specific PC block information.
Your PC has been blocked because we detected an unsual activity on your computer.
Your pc has been infected with viruses that do an unusual activity like botnet,ddos etc to grant access back to your computer
please contact trusted Microsoft Technician and the Microsoft Technician will give you a code to unlock your computer to further remove
click button down below to contact the nearest Microsoft Technician.
1-844-703-1130
Click here to get Remote Assistance
Already have your unlock code ? Enter It here [TEXT BOX] Submit'

However, there is no truth to any of the above message. The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker is not linked to 'Microsoft Technicians' or to any reputable firm. This is a well-known hoax. Apart from its lock screen, 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker will disable key components on the infected computer, such as the Windows Task Manager and the Windows File Explorer, preventing computer users from bypassing the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker lock screen and regaining access to the infected computer.

Dealing with the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker

PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid calling the phone number linked to the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker since this simply allows con artists to trick computer users. Some versions of the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker do not disable the keyboard commands, which allows computer users to bypass the lock screen using one of the various Windows keyboard shortcuts. However, this method of bypassing the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker may not work. PC security researchers have observed four different passwords being used, depending on the version of the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker infecting your computer. The following passwords have been associated with different versions of the 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker:

  • Version 1: the unlock code is 'XP8BF-F8HPF-PY6BX-K24PJ-RAA00'
  • Version 2: the unlock code is '123456'
  • Version 3: the unlock code is 'nvdiagpuareshit'
  • Version 4: the unlock code is '30264410'

The 'This PC Has Been Blocked' screen locker lock screen also can be bypassed using Safe Mode or other alternate boot methods, which may be useful options if none of the unlock codes work.

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