TechSupportScam Screenlocker -How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

TechSupportScam Screenlocker – What is it?

Apparently, many Windows system users are being attacked by a hoax technical online support scams, TechSupportScam Screenlocker is one of them. These scams are being created by experienced cyberpunks in order to fill up their pocket with your dollars by dodging you. Basically, this scam locks out your PC screen and informs you that your installed copy of windows is not genuine so you can not update your windows system, please enter valid key to continue. It also shows error code number and an international support number to call con artist who pretend to be Microsoft's Certified Technicians. Watch out the following image:

TechSupportScam Screenlocker delete

If you make call to them, they just make you feel so scared and ask you to provide remote connection. First, they won’t do anything until the you agree to pay assistance fee, around $200 USD Or they might prodded to purchase a technical support plan on monthly or yearly basics. TechSupportScam Screenlocker is able to alter certain settings in order to lock out or freeze your PC at start up or while using web browsers. If you are an inexperience PC user, you might odd, even scared and you may attempt to call on provided number. But hold on a second, do you calling on that number will charge a high call rate even you won't get any help from the con artists instead you waste your money.

As of now, PC security forums like RMV, BleepingComputers, Enigmasoftware etc are flooding with query about the removal of the virus that locks and freezes Windows Screen without any permission. Normally, TechSupportScam Screenlocker act as if it is a legit technical support site willing to help infected PC users. On some other instances, the web page simulates a fake online scanning scheme and generate a fake scan result showing that PC is severely damaged. Afterwards, it will prompt you to call the provided technical support number to get assistance from their team.

Therefore, to protect your privacy and PC, We recommend you to have a reliable security software installed and up-to-date on your PC. Additionally, you must go through Advanced (custom) option while installing free software or games and block additional programs from being installed in background. Because hackers primarily use 'bundling technique' to distribute TechSupportScam Screenlocker among PC users.

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How to Uninstall TechSupportScam Screenlocker from Compromised System

Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from TechSupportScam Screenlocker

(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)

Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives

Step:3 Uninstall TechSupportScam Screenlocker from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for TechSupportScam Screenlocker or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall TechSupportScam Screenlocker ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove TechSupportScam Screenlocker from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
  • Misconfig 1



  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious TechSupportScam Screenlocker entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove TechSupportScam Screenlocker from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
  • hosts_opt-1

  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove TechSupportScam Screenlocker and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove TechSupportScam Screenlocker from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
    IE Extension 1

    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the TechSupportScam Screenlocker extensions which is to be deleted

    IE toolbar and extensions

  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
  • IE-block-pop-ups


    How to Uninstall TechSupportScam Screenlocker from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select TechSupportScam Screenlocker related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove TechSupportScam Screenlocker
  • chrome-extensions 2

  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
  • Chrome-not-allow-pop-ups

    How to Block TechSupportScam Screenlocker on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select TechSupportScam Screenlocker or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to TechSupportScam Screenlocker.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete TechSupportScam Screenlocker permanently
  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of TechSupportScam Screenlocker on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
  • Edge-1
  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
  • Edge-2

  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
  • Edge-3

  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
  • Edge4

    However as of now, we strongly recommend you to uninstall TechSupportScam Screenlocker from your infected PC immediately.

    An Effective Video Guide To Delete TechSupportScam Screenlocker

    Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking TechSupportScam Screenlocker. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC


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