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Created: 05 Sep 2012 • Updated: 05 Sep 2012 | 5 comments
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A technician found that I am being victim of ransomware but did not quite understand what that is.
Can anyone help me?

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Fabiano.Pessoa's picture


It is a type of program that literally hijacks the computer, leaving it virtually static. After the attack, the program informs the owner of the computer that will only release the machine to use for payment. Examples of ransomware: Gpcode AK, and Krotten Archiveus.

The care you must have: How the other threats, the ransomware not come into your machine without your help - albeit indirectly. Care to share files and network with links and emails that ask you to install suspicious programs that can "improve their safety." Keep your antivirus and antispyware programs updated and trust his judgment when opening a site: it usually tells you when a page is suspected.



Fabiano Pessoa

Systems Analyst - Forensic Expert

StevenN's picture

Thanks for explaining Fabiano

Gaspar52's picture

Never heard of this type of infection
Write an article talking about some of the unusual nfecções
It would be nice to read about it


Fabiano.Pessoa's picture

It's almost done (laughs)


Fabiano Pessoa

Systems Analyst - Forensic Expert

Mick2009's picture

Hi Steven,

Here are a couple of Ransomeware-related blog posts from Symantec Security Response that you may find informative:

With thanks and best regards,