Published Jan 22, 2014|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Ransom:Win32/Reveton.Y

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender Antivirus 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.

Our ransomware FAQ page has more information on this type of threat.

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