How To Remove “Your Computer Was Locked” Pop-ups (Microsoft Scam)
The “YOUR COMPUTER WAS LOCKED” pop-ups are a social engineering attack that puts your browser on full screen and display pop-up messages that won’t go away, essentially locking your browser. These fake error messages aim to trick you into calling an indicated technical support hotline. If you call these scammers, they can offer fake solutions for your “problems” and ask for payment in the form of a one-time fee or subscription to a purported support service.
These “YOUR COMPUTER WAS LOCKED” alerts are nothing more than a scam. Don’t call the number in the pop-ups. Microsoft’s error and warning messages never include a phone number.
Microsoft does not send unsolicited email messages or make unsolicited phone calls to request personal or financial information or fix your computer. Treat all unsolicited phone calls or pop-ups with skepticism. Do not provide any personal information.
Hit esc button
Exit and sign out
Shut down your computer and restart it
Do not open any previous windows
Run virus malware programs.
Delete any programs that may have created this malware or adware.