Published Aug 17, 2017 | Updated Jan 10, 2018

TrojanDownloader:VBS/Schopets

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This trojan downloader is a VBScript that downloads and runs other malware, including the prevalent ransowmare Ransom:Win32/Locky

This threat is known to arrive as a ZIP, RAR, or 7Z attachment on spoofed emails. Some of the spoofed emails appear be sending an invoice from the Microsoft Store:

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.

Read our latest report: A worthy upgrade: Next-gen security on Windows 10 proves resilient against ransomware outbreaks in 2017.

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

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

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