What exactly is Ransom.PCsurveyLocker?
Apparently, Ransom.PCsurveyLocker is a Trojan horse that locks the desktop and ask users to complete a potentially phishing survey to unlock to unlock the compromised computer. Sadly, we have to inform you that the trojan horse can affect most of all versions of Windows operating system. Though, Windows users should beware of the Ransom.PCsurveyLocker infection. Indeed, it's not as much destructive as ransomware but it blocks your access to the affected computer without your consent. It doesn't matter how much you try to get rid of the lock screen without a proper guideline you can bypass it. According to security experts such trojan horse infects boot files of the Windows system and take over on MBR manager.
Furthermore, you should know that Ransom.PCsurveyLocker displays some information on the lock screen wallpaper with heading “Your Computer is LOCKED!” and suggest you to follow the given instruction in order to unlock your Windows computer. It also threaten you – “if you don't complete survey within 72 hours, your all data on the affected computer will be deleted. However, this not true, Ransom.PCsurveyLocker isn't capable-enough for deleting saved files from computer. What it can do is only to lock your desktop and mislead you into completing survey and disclosing your personal identifiable informations and other credentials. Clicking to complete survey may cause a dozen of other infections and risk of privacy leakage as well.
How does Ransom.PCsurveyLocker infiltrate Windows?
- Via Spam emails – usually spam emails carry Ransom.PCsurveyLocker dropper as an attachment file or embedded code. Though, when you double click it, your computer is penetrated with the trojan horse.
- Through Infected USBs – when you plug in USBs and start executing saved files without scanning first, it increases changes of Ransom.PCsurveyLocker infection or other identical threats attacks.
- Spamming websites – while surfing Internet your computer may be redirected to unverified sites where you see recommendation for installing Windows critical updates or software updates. When you do so, your computer is penetrated with Ransom.PCsurveyLocker.
However, to safeguard your computer, you can use updated Antivirus software. As of now, follow the given instructions to delete Ransom.PCsurveyLocker and get rid of lock screen easily:
How to Uninstall Ransom.PCsurveyLocker from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on Ransom.PCsurveyLocker to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate Ransom.PCsurveyLocker from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Ransom.PCsurveyLocker related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Ransom.PCsurveyLocker infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall Ransom.PCsurveyLocker associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall Ransom.PCsurveyLocker From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Ransom.PCsurveyLocker one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select Ransom.PCsurveyLocker within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate Ransom.PCsurveyLocker from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Ransom.PCsurveyLocker associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Ransom.PCsurveyLocker.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Ransom.PCsurveyLocker related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall Ransom.PCsurveyLocker From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove Ransom.PCsurveyLocker From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Ransom.PCsurveyLocker
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Ransom.PCsurveyLocker
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete Ransom.PCsurveyLocker from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including Ransom.PCsurveyLocker and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall Ransom.PCsurveyLocker From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find Ransom.PCsurveyLocker add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove Ransom.PCsurveyLocker From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Ransom.PCsurveyLocker and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE