Description published Jan 23, 2014|Description updated Jul 13, 2017

Ransom:Win32/Reveton.Y

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This threat locks your PC and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".

It pretends to be from the FBI or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your PC.

Typically, this threat gets on your PC when you visit a hacked webpage.

You can read more about this type on malware at the Ransom:Win32/Reveton family description or on our ransomware page.

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Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.