Published Jul 06, 2012|Updated Jan 10, 2018


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

Ransom:Win32/Reveton.F is a member of the Reveton family of ransomware programs that targets users from certain countries. The threat locks your PC and displays a localized webpage that covers your desktop, and demands the payment of a fine for the supposed possession of illicit material.

Our ransomware FAQ page has more information on this type of threat.

The trend towards increasingly sophisticated malware behavior, highlighted by the use of exploits and other attack vectors, makes older platforms so much more susceptible to ransomware attacks. From June to November 2017, Windows 7 devices were 3.4 times more likely to encounter ransomware compared to Windows 10 devices.

Read our latest report: A worthy upgrade: Next-gen security on Windows 10 proves resilient against ransomware outbreaks in 2017.