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Remove Ads by LockerConcept

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as LockerConcept adware | Type: Adware

What is LockerConcept?

Ads by LockerConcept are annoying pop-up notifications that may caused by a potentially unwanted program, which is also known as adware. Typically, such ads show up on PC’s desktop out of nowhere and report about coupons, price comparisons and similar deals that are supposed to help people save the money. Unfortunately but we haven’t managed to find a person who saved the money with the help of this add-on.. If you have been dealing with LockerConcept ads for a while, you should firstly think what freeware have you installed on your PC recently because this adware has been actively spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware. When it is installed on the system, this program may try to alter your system settings. In most of the cases, it tends to install its own add-on (extension) on each of web browsers. As soon as this potentially unwanted program finishes this procedure, it begins its annoying activity that was created for the only thing. If you haven’t understood that yet, we can easily tell you the answer, which is ‘affiliate marketing’. Please, be careful with LockerConcept adware and its ads because they may trick you into visiting various websites, including the suspicious ones. If you want to avoid them, you should either ignore these ads or remove LockerConcept from the system. Believe us, it’s easier to scan computer with Reimage and remove its files than ignore its annoying pop-up ads..

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How can LockerConcept hijack my computer?

As we have already mentioned, you may install LockerConcept adware on your computer without realizing that because it has been actively spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware. There are thousands of adwares that are promoted in this way and there is only the one method that can be used for preventing it. If you need to avoid this and other questionable browser add-ons, you need to start monitoring installation of the freeware. Believe us, it’s not hard to select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware, shareware and similar software that is promoted on the web. In addition, make sure you find and uncheck all pre-checked check marks that claim that you want to install LockerConcept on your computer. Obviously, this distribution technique has already tricked lots of PC users. However, they don’t have to be computer geniuses to remove this adware from the system. The easiest way to do that is to use this guide.

How to remove LockerConcept virus?

Keep in mind that technically LockerConcept is not a virus. It’s a potentially unwanted program, which is used for affiliate marketing. However, sometimes the developers of such programs fail to double check what third parties they promote what may lead you to LockerConcept redirects to suspicious and really questionable websites. Please, do NOT stay on such sites because they may trick you into downloading unwanted programs to your computer. In addition, you may lose your personally identifiable information because such programs as Locker Concept are capable of collecting it behind user’s back..

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To remove LockerConcept ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall LockerConcept from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall LockerConcept and related programs
    Here, look for LockerConcept or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Delete LockerConcept from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for LockerConcept or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of LockerConcept from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for LockerConcept and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete LockerConcept removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate LockerConcept ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, LockerConcept should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase LockerConcept from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select LockerConcept and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete LockerConcept removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove LockerConcept from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select LockerConcept and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete LockerConcept removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall LockerConcept from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for LockerConcept or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete LockerConcept removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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