Published May 19, 2016|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Petya

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender Antivirus  detects and removes this threat.

This ransomware can stop you from using your PC or accessing your data. It might ask you to pay money to a malicious hacker.

Our ransomware page has more information on this type of threat.

Note: On June 27, 2017, a new variant of Ransom:Win32/Petya was observed spreading in several countries. The new variant added a worm-like capability that allows it to spread across affected networks. Read about the Petya outbreak here:

 

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