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Trojan.Ransomgerpo

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 3, 2011
Updated:
April 4, 2011 8:12:39 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Ransomgerpo is a Trojan horse that makes the compromised computer unusable by locking the desktop. It then prompts the user to purchase an unlock code in order to restore access to the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 3, 2011 revision 036
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 4, 2011 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 8, 2012 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 6, 2011
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Locks the desktop and prompts the user to pay for an unlock code

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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