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Trojan:Win32/Reveton


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This threat locks your PC and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".

It pretends to be from the FBI or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your PC.

See the Win32/Reveton family description for more information.

You can also read more about this type of malware on our ransomware page.



What to do now

Microsoft doesn’t recommend you pay the fine.  There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files.

If you've already paid, see our ransomware page for help on what to do now.

Run antivirus or antimalware software

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

Advanced troubleshooting

To restore your PC, you might need to download and run Windows Defender Offline. See our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

You can also ask for help from other PC users at the Microsoft virus and malware community.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

Threat behavior

See the Win32/Reveton family description for more information.

You can also read more about this type of malware on our ransomware page.


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.175.674.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.193.3109.0 and higher
First detected on: May 28, 2014
This entry was first published on: May 22, 2014
This entry was updated on: Nov 07, 2014

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