Published Nov 15, 2013|Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases


Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This ransomware encrypts the files on your PC and directs you to a webpage with instructions on how to unlock them. It can ask you to make a payment using bitcoins.

The ransom or "lock" screen can use the name CryptoDefense or CryptoWall.

See the Win32/Crotwi family description for more information.

Windows 10 protects you from ransomware. Read more:

Windows 10 Creators Update provides next-gen ransomware protection

More information about ransomware can be found on our Ransomware page.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.


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