Published May 01, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: (Kaspersky) Trojan.SMSer.E (VirusBuster) Ransom (McAfee)


Trojan:Win32/SMSer.A is a trojan that locks an affected user's computer. It then requests that the affected user send a text message to a premium-charge number in order to unlock the computer.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the Microsoft Safety Scanner ( For more information, see
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