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Ransom.Cryptolocker

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 11, 2013
Updated:
August 26, 2016 11:44:45 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan.Gpcoder.H [Symantec], CryptLocker.B [Norman], Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A [Microsoft], TROJ_CRILOCK.NS [Trend], Trojan.Ransomcrypt.F [Symantec], Trojan.Cryptolocker [Symantec]
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
346,112 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Ransom.Cryptolocker is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and then prompts the user to purchase a password in order to decrypt them.

Note:
  • Definitions prior to August, 2016 may detect this threat as Trojan.Cryptolocker
  • Virus definitions dated 11/13/2013 or earlier may detect this threat as Trojan.Ransomcrypt.F
  • Virus definitions dated 09/13/2013 or earlier may detect this threat as Trojan.Gpcoder.H

For more information, please see the following resources:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 11, 2013 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 14, 2016 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 12, 2013 revision 001
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 14, 2016 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 18, 2013
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Writeup By: Nino Fred P Gutierrez

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