Published Jan 29, 2018 | Updated Jan 30, 2018

Ransom:MSIL/Paggalangrypt.A!rsm

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: MSIL/Filecoder.LL!tr (Fortinet) TR/Ransom.dneey (Avira)

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus  detects and removes this threat.

This ransomware renders files inaccessible by encrypting them. It renames encrypted files to add the extension name .enc.

After encrypting files, this ransomware sets the desktop wallpaper. The wallpaper serves as a ransom note, providing instructions on how one can pay to restore access to encrypted files or avoid subsequent attacks.

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There is no one-size-fits-all response if you have been victimized by ransomware. To recover files, you can restore backups.

There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files. See our ransomware page for help on what to do in response to a ransomware infection.

Run antivirus or antimalware software

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

Run a full scan to reveal any hidden malware components.

Get more help

If you are unable to remove this malware, see our advanced troubleshooting page  for more help. You can also search the Microsoft virus and malware community for relevant information.