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Trojan.Ransomlock.X

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 5, 2012
Updated:
October 26, 2012 2:40:08 PM
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
Trojan.Ransomlock.X is a Trojan horse that locks the desktop making the computer unusable. It then asks the user to pay to have it unlocked.

For more information, please see the following resource:
Trojan.Ransomlock

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 5, 2012 revision 032
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 5, 2012 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 28, 2013 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 10, 2012
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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
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Alan Neville

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