Aliases: TR/Skyspy.AJ (Avira) Troj/Shype-A (Sophos) Ransomer.BKE (AVG) Shylock (other)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
This threat uses Skype to send messages and files that might include copies of Backdoor:Win32/Caphaw. These trojans can give a malicious hacker access and control of your PC.
It does not operate in isolation: if your PC is detected with Backdoor:Win32/Caphaw.N, then it is likely that your PC is infected with other malware.
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.
You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.