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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:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other hidden malware.
Get more help
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.