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Ransom.Coverton

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 26, 2016
Updated:
August 29, 2016 11:12:27 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Ransom.Coverton is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and asks the user to pay in order to decrypt them.

For more information on ransomware threats, please see the following resource:

Note: Definitions prior to August, 2016 may detect this threat as Trojan.Ransomcrypt.AF

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 20, 2016 revision 034
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 20, 2016 revision 049
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Writeup By: Jeet Morparia

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