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For the most part, if you see a browser based scam, then you can simply close the browser and start it again. On the other hand, if you are continuously seeing scams with alerts like "Your Computer Has Been Locked ", then you should scan your computer for adware and remove anything that is found.Is the my computer has been locked popup real?
Once again, this is just a fake message and your computer is not infected, windows has not detected anything, the site has no ability to report anything to Google, and the site has no idea what is happening on your computer.When to call tech support if your computer was locked?
Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent compete loss of your computer. The pop-up is also accompanied by a voice message that threatens naive users that their computer will be shut down if they do not call the “tech support” in several minutes time. This message and the pop-up notification are NOT to be trusted.What are the dangers of a locked computer?
Such programs often display different types of advertisements that additionally expose your PC to other risks, like: Leaking of your personal information. Redirecting you to phishing or malicious web pages. Showing other tech support scam sites.