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Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus
Also detected as: TR/Kovter.C.1 (Avira) Win32/LockScreen.BEH trojan (ESET) W32/LockScreen.BEH!tr (Fortinet)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
It lets a malicious hacker access and control your PC from a command and control server (C&C).
It also lowers the security settings for Internet Explorer.
You can read more about this threat on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) blog:
- Improved scripts in .lnk files now deliver Kovter in addition to Locky
- Kovter becomes almost file-less, creates a new file type, and gets some new certificates
- Large Kovter digitally-signed malvertising campaign and MSRT cleanup release