Published Aug 29, 2012|Updated Jul 13, 2017

Ransom:Win32/Reveton

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: FBI moneypak (other) Lockscreen (other) FBI virus (other)

Windows Defender 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.

Typically, this threat gets on your PC when you visit a hacked webpage.

You can read more about this type on malware at the Ransom:Win32/Reveton family description or on our ransomware page.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.