Published Oct 15, 2015 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Sarento

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This ransomware encrypts the files on your PC and shows you a webpage with instructions on how to decrypt them.

This threat might have been downloaded onto your PC by other malware.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

You can read more on our ransomware page.

There is no one-size-fits-all response if you have been victimized by ransomware.

If you've already paid, see our ransomware page for help on what to do now.

Run antivirus or antimalware software

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.

Advanced troubleshooting

To restore your PC, you might need to download and run Windows Defender Offline. See our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page 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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