Published Jul 29, 2013|Updated Aug 22, 2017

Ransom:Win32/Dircrypt.C

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

The threat might get into your PC through spam emails or by being downloaded by other malware.

It encrypts your files and holds them for ransom; it demands that you pay to get access to your files back. It might display a message that looks like this:

It can also lower your PC's security by changing certain settings.

Read more about threats like this in our ransomware page.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

 

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