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SONAR.Ransomlock.Q!g1

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 4, 2014
Updated:
July 7, 2014 10:28:20 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
SONAR.Ransomlock.Q!g1 is a heuristic detection that is designed to detect a variant of the Trojan.Ransomlock.Q family of threats.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 7, 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 7, 2014 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 9, 2014
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Asks the user to pay to unlock the computer.
  • Causes System Instability: Locks the desktop.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
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