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Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This ransomware can stop you from using your PC or accessing your data. It might ask you to pay money to a malicious hacker.
This ransomware has worm-like capabilities that allows it spread across infected networks. It's spreading capabilities include:
- Lateral movement using credential theft and impersonation
- Lateral movement using the EternalBlue and EternalRomance exploits
For more information on this threat, which caused an outbreak on Jun 27, 2017, read these blog posts on the Windows Security blog:
- Windows 10 platform resilience against the Petya ransomware attack
- New ransomware, old techniques: Petya adds worm capabilities
Our ransomware page has more information on this type of threat.
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 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 hidden malware.
Get more help
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.
Use cloud protection
Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10.
Go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Defender > Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & threat protection and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.