How to enable Protection against screen lockers in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015


How to enable Protection against screen lockers in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

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2015 Feb 27 ID: 11235

The function Protection against screen lockers is a part of the System Watcher component. If you see a banner with a demand that you send a text message or make a money transfer to unlock the computer, use a keyboard shortcut that will cause Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 to detect and remove the banner.

Screen lockers block or limit access to the computer thus making you send a paid SMS (payment methods may vary) for restoring the computer to its normal state. However, even if you pay, your computer may remain blocked.

To enable ransomware prevention on your computer and to set a custom shortcut for it, follow these steps:

  1. Open Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015.
  2. In the lower-left part of the window, click the Settings link.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 main window

  1. In the Settings view, go to Protection Center and click System Watcher.

Select System Watcher in the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 settings window

  1. Make sure that the check box Detect and close screen lockers is enabled In the System Watcher settings window.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to set up a shortcut for ransomware removal.

Set up a shortcut for ransomware removal in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

  1. Close the application window.

6. How-to Video

Watch a video on how to protect from screen lockers with Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015:

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