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Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This family of ransomware can lock your PC and show you a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".

It pretends to be from the FBI or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your PC.

These threats can be installed on your PC when you visit a hacked webpage. We have also seen them installed by other malware.

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

 

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.

 

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Alert level: severe
Updated on Apr 29, 2017
Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This threat locks your PC and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".

It pretends to be from the FBI or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your PC.

See the Win32/Reveton family description for more information.

You can also read more about this type of malware on our ransomware page.

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This threat is a member of the Reveton family of ransomware that can prevent access to your computer and demand that you pay a fine. This variant can disable the Windows firewall and modify the registry.

Typically, these threats get onto your PC during a drive-by download attack. They can also be installed when you visit a compromised or hacked webpage.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This threat is a member of the Reveton family of ransomware that can prevent access to your computer and demand that you pay a fine. This variant can disable the Windows firewall and modify the registry.

Typically, these threats get onto your PC during a drive-by download attack. They can also be installed when you visit a compromised or hacked webpage.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

Reveton.gen!C is a ransomware that is usually installed through a drive-by download. It displays an image that prevents you for accessing your desktop, and asks for a fine for you to regain access.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This threat locks your PC and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".

It pretends to be from the FBI or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your PC.

Typically, this threat gets on your PC when you visit a hacked webpage.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This threat locks your PC and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".

It pretends to be from the FBI or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your PC.

Typically, this threat gets on your PC when you visit a hacked webpage.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

The threat is a detection for .bat files created by the Ransom:Win32/Reveton family

Typically, this threat gets onto your PC from a drive-by download attack. It might also have installed itself on your PC if you visit a compromised webpage.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This ransomware locks your PC and shows you a message that covers your desktop. The message claims to be from a local law enforcement agency and demands you pay a fee because illicit material has supposedly been found in your PC.

If this threat is detected on your PC it is likely your PC is also infected with other malware from the Ransom:Win32/Reveton family.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

Ransom:Win32/Reveton.T!lnk is a shortcut file used by members of the Ransom:Win32/Reveton family of ransomware to ensure they load each time you start your PC.

This family of ransomware targets users from certain countries. They lock your PC and display a localized webpage that covers your desktop and demands the payment of a fine for the supposed possession of illicit material.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This threat is a shortcut that looks like a legitimate file. It tries to lure you into opening it and running other malware.

It is installed on your PC by a variant of the Ransom:Win32/Reveton family of ransomware. This family can lock your PC and demand payment of a fine. 

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

Ransom:Win32/Reveton.Q is a ransomware threat that locks your PC and displays a webpage that covers your desktop. This webpage demands that you pay a fine for the supposed possession of illicit material. It is a member of the Win32/Reveton family of ransomware.

The threat might make lasting changes to your PC that make it difficult for you to download, install, run, or update your virus protection. For specific recovery information, please see the Additional recovery instructions in this entry.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

Ransom:JS/Reveton.A is a JavaScript file that uses a legitimate system file to launch the dropper component of the ransomware family Ransom:Win32/Reveton.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

Ransom:Win32/Reveton.P is a ransomware trojan that targets users from certain countries. It locks your PC and displays a localized webpage that demands the payment of a fine for the supposed violation of a law.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

Ransom:Win32/Reveton.N is ransomware that demands a fine for the supposed possession of illicit material or unauthorized online activities. It displays a full screen image, localized according to your location, with payment instructions. Read more about ransomware on our Ransomware page.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

Ransom:Win32/Reveton.F!lnk is a detection for shortcut files (LNK) created by a variant of the Win32/Reveton family. If your PC is detected with this threat, then it is likely that you have also been infected by Ransom:Win32/Reveton.F.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This threat locks your PC and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".

It pretends to be from the FBI or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your PC.

Typically, this threat gets on your PC when you visit a hacked webpage.

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

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.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Feb 29, 2012
Trojan:Win32/Reveton.B is a malicious program that is unable to spread of its own accord. It may perform a number of actions of an attacker's choice on an affected computer.
Alert level: severe
Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

The threat is a detection for shortcut files (LNK) created by variants of the Ransom:Win32/Reveton family of ransomware, which lock your computer and demand you pay a fine.

It's likely your PC has also been infected with other malware from the Ransom:Win32/Reveton family.

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

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.

Alert level: severe