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‘Unlock this Page to Continue!’ Virus

Posted: December 15, 2012

Unlock this Page to Continue! Virus Screenshot 1The 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus is ransomware that locks your PC – preventing you from using any programs or major Windows features. The goal of the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus's attack is to force you to fill out various web-based surveys and other offers, for which the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus's criminal masterminds presumably collect a small commission. However, like most ransomware, the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus doesn't unlock your PC even if you obey its demands. While unusual in that the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus eschews direct requests for money, the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus should be recognized just as harmful as any other ransomware Trojan, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts advise removing 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus with appropriate anti-malware products and techniques whenever you see a 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus pop-up.

Why the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus's Offer Will t Lead You Down the Path to Freedom

The primary strategy of the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus is all but identical to that of other ransomware: by blocking your computer with a screen-sized pop-up, the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus insists that your computer will remain locked until you perform the specified action. Although most ransomware pretend to be affiliated with a law enforcement agency and request money for their ransom, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus to operate on a different tack. Instead of asking for money, the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus asks you to fill out surveys and other offers and the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus also lacks any legal excuse for its attacks.

Some of the various offers that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have associated with the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus include:

  • Installers for PUP and adware-based browser add-ons.
  • Free coupons and other rewards, including fake prizes that are related to major brands (such as restaurant chains).
  • Surveys and polls.

SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider many of these 'offers' to be hot infection vectors for phishing attacks that steal phone numbers, e-mail addresses and other forms of private information for spam-targeting attacks and other crimes. As a basic matter of online safety, even if the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus claims that doing so will unlock your computer, you should avoid giving any personal information to offers that are affiliated with the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus.

The Genuine Skeleton Key to a 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus Infection

Although the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus advises you to fill out surveys to unlock your PC, blindly obeying the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus only will result in the victim being given another offer indefinitely. Like any ransomware, the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus is an illegal danger to your computer that should be removed with dedicated anti-malware software as soon as it's convenient.

Since the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus is almost certain to try to block the anti-malware programs you'd use to delete the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus for good, SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider other safety procedures to be helpful for terminating the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus beforehand. The Safe Mode feature of Windows is one of the easiest methods of disabling the 'Unlock this Page to Continue!' Virus, although you may also use other techniques (such as booting an OS from a removable USB drive) if you prefer such or find it to be necessary.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to ‘Unlock this Page to Continue!’ Virus may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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