Description published Feb 24, 2014|Description updated Jul 13, 2017


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Win32/MBRlock.D (ESET) TR/Ransom.Mbro.ahlx (Avira)

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat stops you from loading Windows and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen". If this threat asks you to pay a fee or fine, do not pay it. The message is a fraud.

It tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your PC.

You can read more on our ransomware page.


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