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Microsoft security software 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.

What to do now

Microsoft doesn’t recommend you pay the fine. There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files.

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 other, 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.

You can also ask for help from other PC users at the Microsoft virus and malware community.

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

The summary tab has all the available details for this threat.

Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.139.2064.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.207.1955.0 and higher
First detected on: Nov 14, 2012
This entry was first published on: Nov 14, 2012
This entry was updated on: May 27, 2014

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