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Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This threat locks your and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".PC
It pretends to be from the or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your .FBIPC
See the family description for more information.Win32/Reveton
You can also read more about this type of malware on .our ransomware page
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.
Microsoft doesn’t recommend you pay the fine. There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files.
If you've already paid, see for help on what to do now.our ransomware page
The following free software detects and removes this threat:Microsoft
Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your .PC
You can also ask for help from other PC users at the .Microsoft virus and malware community
If you’re using , see our .Windows XPWindows XP end of support page