The scary warning in your browser that says “Your browser has been locked” is a virus alert which is not associated at all with FBI or Europol, Gendarmerie Nationale or DLCC (another French law-enforcement organization). There are several similar virus infections which currently attack many browsers all over the world. In particular this problem is especially peculiar to Safari browser in MAC OS X systems. However, there are chances that other browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will be attacked by this malware as well. In this guide you will find the information that will help you reset your Windows browsers automatically with the help of GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
As we’ve already mentioned above, this particular virus attacks computers located in various countries. The message “Your browser has been locked” comes up in computers in the USA and the United Kingdom, supposedly coming from the FBI or Europol. France is being targeted by the same virus with a different scary warning, saying “Votre navigateur a été bloqué”. The same alert is peculiar to Canada, where the warning about browser locked is presented by hacker as the one supposedly coming from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In France the crooks mask this notice under the symbols and the logos of Gendarmerie Nationale and its DLCC subdivision. As for Germany, the frustrating alert says “Ihr Browser hat gesperrt”. As you see, this virus is of an international nature, so it attacks various countries with different scary alerts.
This scary alert, which is actually a virus, is categorized as Trojan:HTML/Browlock.A by several antiviruses. It uses certain browser vulnerabilities and thus penetrates into your default browser. You might experience difficulties getting rid of this scary message. As usual, this is a virus that is rightfully classified as ransomware, asking for money from users in order to unlock their browser. Please never pay funds through Ukash, Paysafecard or MoneyPak in favor of the crooks who are the owners of this scam. Instead, we recommend you to follow our simple instructions that will help you restore your browser settings to their default parameters.
Removal tool for Trojan:HTML/Browlock.A infection (for Windows OS):
Detalied instructions to reset your browser settings with the help of GridinSoft Trojan Killer and remove Trojan:HTML/Browlock.A from your browsers:
- In Trojan Killer’s window click “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“.
- Give your permission for the program to reset the settings of your browser.
- You will see the following confirmation of browsers reset by Trojan Killer.