“Your Computer Has Been Locked” (Google Security Scam) – How to Remove

This article has been created in order to explain what is the fake warning message, called “Google Security Warning” asking to call the number +1-844-843-5125 and show how to remove the unwanted program introducing such messages on your computer.

A new tech support scam site has been detected by security experts. The scamming website aims to introduce a red screen which says that your computer has been locked and give a tech support number to call to fix the Zeus virus infection. If you see such a screen, be advised that your computer has not been infected with the Zeus Banking Trojan and this is simple Tech Support scam, most likely causing a redirect to your computer as a result of a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) which is displaying different advertisements on your PC. If you see the Your computer has been Locked screen on your PC, we recommend that you read the following article and learn how to remove this unwanted software from your computer safely and completely.

Threat Summary

Name“Your computer has been Locked” Scam
TypeTech Support Scam
Short DescriptionIntroduces a fake warning screen, claiming that the victim’s computer is at risk. Asks to call a tech support number that is fake.
SymptomsVictims might see a warning screen asking them to call the number +1-844-843-5125.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may cause redirects to it.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/your-computer-has-been-locked-google-security-scam-how-to-remove/