Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ Removal Guide

Do you know what Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ is?

Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ is known to be a ransomware infection because it locks screens and claims that it has encrypted various files, including documents, pictures, databases, and other important files. Actually, our specialists have found that it does not do that, but simply wants to scare users. Of course, it will lock the screen. If you see a full-screen message claiming that “Your Computer Has Been Locked”, there is no doubt that you have encountered Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ. This infection will not allow you to use your computer because it will make it impossible to access programs. In order to be able to use your computer normally again, you have to delete Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ from the system as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you will not be able to get rid of it in an easy way because this ransomware infection cannot be removed via Control Panel. Actually, we do not even think that an ordinary user will be able to do that manually himself/herself.Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ Removal GuideTrojan.Lockscreen.OJ screenshot
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As has been already mentioned, Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ only pretends that it encrypts all the files, so it slightly differs from other ransomware infections. Research has shown that instead of encrypting files, Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ hides them. After doing that, it places a message and asks to pay 100 Euros using NeoSurf Prepaid card. We do not recommend doing that because you will simply transfer money to cyber criminals, and it is very likely that the warning message will not disappear from your screen. The only thing that you can do to be able to use your PC normally again is to delete Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ. Research carried out by our specialists has shown that this ransomware infection is primarily aimed at users living in France but, of course, you might encounter it if you live in another country too. In addition, it seems that Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ usually enters those computers that are unprotected, i.e. there are no security applications installed on them.

Security specialists say that Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ usually enters systems when users open spam emails and download files attached to them. In addition, users can download this ransomware unknowingly by downloading the program that seems to be really beneficial at first sight from some kind of third-party website. The presence of Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ might also be the result of other malicious programs that hide on your computer. Undesirable programs might have entered your system together with this ransomware infection too, so do not forget to find out if they are really there and eliminate them.

As has been mentioned, it is extremely difficult to remove Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ because this infection cannot be erased via Control Panel and it locks the screen so that you will not be able to access your programs. The easiest way to get rid of this threat and use PC normally again is to scan the system with SpyHunter, which is a powerful antimalware tool. Unfortunately, you will only be able to install it on the system if you start your Windows in Safe Mode with Networking. You fill find the instructions that will help you to do that below this article.

How to get rid of Trojan.Lockscreen.OJ

Windows XP

  1. Restart your computer and start tapping F8.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. Tap Enter.
  4. Open the Start menu and then download SpyHunter.
  5. Install it and then perform a full system scan.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Start tapping F8 when BIOS screen loads up.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking using arrow keys on your keyboard.
  4. Tap Enter.
  5. Open your browser and download SpyHunter from .
  6. Install it.
  7. Scan your system with it.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Access the Metro UI menu by tapping the Windows key.
  2. Locate the Power button at the Settings charm and click on it.
  3. Press and hold the Shift key and then click Restart.
  4. Go to Troubleshoot and select Advanced options.
  5. Click Startup Settings and click Restart button again.
  6. Tap F5 on your keyboard.
  7. When your Windows loads up, download the security tool.
  8. Install it and scan your system.

Windows 10

  1. Open the Start menu and click the Power button.
  2. Press and hold the Shift key and then click Restart.
  3. Select Troubleshoot and then click Advanced options.
  4. Click Startup Settings.
  5. Click Restart.
  6. Tap F5 on your keyboard.
  7. Open your browser.
  8. Enter in the address bar and click OK.
  9. Install the tool and scan your system to remove the ransomware infection.

In non-techie terms:

There are hundreds of other ransomware infections (e.g. ScreenLocker Ransomware, Locker Ransomware, and Shade Ransomware) on the web and there is no doubt that they might slither onto your computer. Therefore, we highly recommend that you install a security tool on your computer. Keep it enabled 24/7. On top of that, do not forget that it is very important not to download various programs from third-party web pages anymore. You should not do that especially if you do not know whether the program is really trustworthy.