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Ransom.Kovter

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 1, 2014
Updated:
August 30, 2016 11:25:02 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan.Ransomlock.AK [Symantec]
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Ransom.Kovter is a Trojan horse that locks the desktop making the computer unusable. It then asks the user to pay to have it unlocked.

Note: Definitions prior to August, 2016 may detect this threat as Trojan.Ransomlock.AK

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 1, 2014 revision 006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 1, 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2016 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 2, 2014
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Writeup By: Kevin Savage

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