May 17, 2011

Removal of Windows License Locked Pop up.

If you see an alert , a popup that says “Windows License Locked!”, it is for sure a rogue virus created by scammers.
If you have ever installed Windows on your own, you probably remember that the window reminds you the dialog you went through to install this computer system. 
Currently there is a scareware that generates a Popup titled Windows License Locked. The popup wears dressing of Windows installation mode. It is to emphasize that Windows is actually locked. However, the popup is then replaced with another one that provides a phone number to call for activation code. The phone number is an overseas number and you in no way  should call it  or you will be charged at incredibly high rate for nothing. 
Indirect proof that the popup is a scam is that Microsoft  would  never use expressions like that, neither it  matters anything to it whether websites viewed  from your PC are pornographic.
Some hackers and badware programmers are spreading this  malware which displays a fake Windows License Locked! Pop-up on infected computers. All they want is you to call a certain telephone number written in the popup window to activate your windows license which is locked out. In fact your windows license is not locked , this message is totally fake and this program which is showing this message, it has no ability to lock your windows license.
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • Install_Flash-Player.exe
  • Dc17.exe
  • WindowsWebSecurity.exe
  • Chrome_update.exe
Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\Install_Flash-Player.exe
  2. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\Dc17.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[random]" 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
Although it is possible to manually remove Windows License Locked Pop Up, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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