Published Nov 05, 2016 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

TrojanDownloader:JS/Crimace.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This threat downloads and installs Ransom:Win32/WinPlock.B, which is a ransomware that encrypts files.

It is distributed as an attachment to spammed email message that pretend to be fax messages.

Read more in this blog: Fake fax ushers in revival of a ransomware family.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

 

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.

Use cloud protection

Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10. 

Go to All settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.

Get more help

You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page for more help or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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