How to remove (uninstall) USB Locker

Adware, such as USB Locker is really prevalent recent days. They aren't exactly malicious, but their doing can cause you discomfort, and cause you major problems USB Locker may appear as a good extension which tells you about the best deals on the Internet, adds brilliant functions to your browser, and performs different functions. If malware will live on your PC for 5-7 days or more you will see, that it isn't actually valuable, and will attempt to remove it. But, this can restore itself past the disposal. How USB Locker penetrated your workstation? How to deal with USB Locker? What is USB Locker? In this entry we will answer these questions, and show you the full information about this malware.

USB Locker

USB-Locker is a virus. The state of your computer is getting more deplorable according to the time that USB Locker had spent in it. If you'll leave USB Locker without supervision shortly, you'll see that the PC is wholly filled with various undesired, suspicious or even really dangerous programs. The poor performance of the laptop, critical failures, low response speed, spontaneous shutdowns and restarts will appear every day. When the machine arrives into such condition, users start searching for a solution, and realize that it was necessary to eliminate the adware in the first hours of infection, or do not download it at all.

There are some actions which USB Locker needs to do before it can function. This is a complement of deeds aimed at defense against uninstalling. Thereafter virus starts to change the settings of browsers. When the homepage and pre-set search engine are altered, you'll always see the dangerous web-page in each browser and on any tab. Then, hijacker switches your browser controls, related to advertising. All well-known browsers nowadays have a service which hides the annoying advertising, pop-ups, banners and other sorts of hype. The dangerous program turns these services off, and you see that the amount of advertising in all new tabs is extremely increased. In addition to the fact that you can see all the ads on the Web, doesn't matter are they reliable or not, it shows you markedly viral commercial content. In rare cases, users simply can’t browse the Internet, because when they try to go to the specified web-site, hijacker redirects him to the unwanted one. For what is this done? The point of such actions is to make you to pass the links suggested by adware. Those links may lead to the different web-sites. Some of them sell products, some - offer unpaid software or services. The main thing to know about these websites is: they give profit exclusively to their owners. Any attempt to purchase something from this website will cause great issues. As you can see, USB Locker don't cause harm on its own, and it only gives the chance to perform actions that will bring harm.

Methods to remove USB Locker

Brief removal steps

Step 1. Uninstall USB Locker from the operation system

Step 2. Scan computer with antimalware scanner to remove malware completely (optional)


We believe that you, after the reading of the previous part of the article, accepted the need for swift removal of harmful software from your PC. We'll support you do it swiftly and with no unwanted effects. There are two techniques with help of which any adware may be eliminated: hand and software way. Any of these methods is dependable and provides fast uninstall of the virus. The diversity between them consists not in the effectiveness, but in easiness and the grade of defense. The manual uninstall comprises of several doings, and some of them are the processes with significant system files. Don't attempt to execute the hand removal if you're not sure about it. Under this part you'll see the detailed list of hints, and the video guide about how to eliminate USB Locker from your computer. But don't forget that anti-virus is the best choice for beginners. Removal through AV-tool is notably easier than hand deletion and excludes the risk of mistake. Another advantage is that you will not simply clean the laptop from viruses, but also create the protection from such malware in the future. Now, the most reasonable antivirus on the customer rating is Spyhunter, and we offer you to use it. This anti-viral software is respected in all parts of the world, and ensures continuous security. Spyhunter uses viral signature database, which receives updates daily, it does not consume lots of CPU resources and does not conflict with other antiviruses.

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USB Locker removal instructions

How to uninstall USB Locker from Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall USB Locker from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select USB Locker and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\USB Locker
  • C:\ProgramData\USB Locker
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\USB Locker

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "USB Locker" and delete these elements


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How to remove USB Locker from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select USB Locker and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete USB Locker from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select USB Locker and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall USB Locker from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


How to protect the computer?

To prevent these issues, you must understand closely how USB Locker got onto your PC. This occurs via three basic techniques:

  • Download from a viral site. When you're on a website, you are shown a pop-up window with an invitation to install miraculous programs, which can seriously help you in some things. The functions of such software are ordinary, they are: the acceleration of Web surfing, showing the newest unpaid media-content such as games, movies and music, search for best deals on the Internet, automated installation of any update or driver for your gear, the realization of definite tasks in Twitter. If on any website you see an offer to download the program with such features - it is completely harmful, and the site itself is untrusted.
  • Download in the package with free software. Almost every unpaid tool allows you to get something aside from the needed tool. You download the tool, and then you see the window with the suggestion of the installation of the marvelous media player, browser, the additional extension for it, removal program, and, maybe, a pair of another unknown, but very "efficient" tools. The checkboxes are already filled, and once you click "OK", the installation starts, and you’ll install few useless tools, except the useful one.
  • In some cases user downloads hijackers by his own will. Smart written description of the product and its brilliant (and nonexistent) features deceives the customer, and he sets up the program.

The e-mails are also often used, to spread unwanted programs but the advertising programs almost don't use it. If you see these words, we suppose, that hijacker is gone for good. If you prefer the by-hand disposal, you must know how to realize that there is malware on your PC.

  • OS boots very slowly. The majority of malware, during the installation, tune themselves to launch at startup, and it doesn't matter if this tool is used once in 6 months - it will launch daily and consume your time and CPU power. At the taskbar you can see all currently launched tools, and choose which are reliable and which aren't.
  • Advertisement are everywhere. If the numbers of hype has grown up dramatically - it is, most likely, virus.
  • Critical failures while using software, reboot or shutdown of a PC without your permission.
  • You see lots of installed tools which you've never seen before. If the program shows up in the system without your permission - it's, nothing else than the adware.

If you see one of the described above red flags in your system - you have to do an overall scan through removal program, or manually uninstall all the useless and malicious tools from your PC. Be cautious on the Net, follow the condition of your PC, and it will anytime be clean and functional.



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