Published Oct 08, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Ransom:Win32/Warik.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This ransomware encrypts the files on your PC so you can't use them. It shows you a message that says you must pay for decryption software to get access to your files again.

It can be installed on your PC by other malware, or you might have downloaded it from a torrent or file sharing site, thinking it was something else.

See our ransomware page for more information about this type of threat, including ways to prevent it and how to recover your files.

There is no one-size-fits-all response if you have been victimized by ransomware. 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

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other hidden malware.

Advanced troubleshooting

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

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

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

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