Description published Jul 30, 2012|Description updated Jul 11, 2017

Ransom:Win32/Urausy.A

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Backdoor.Win32.Azbreg.lui (Kaspersky)

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat locks your PC 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 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/Urausy family description or on our ransomware page.