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Ransom.FireCrypt

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 4, 2017
Updated:
January 5, 2017 12:48:06 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Ransom.FireCrypt is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and asks the user to pay in order to decrypt them.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 4, 2017 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 4, 2017 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 5, 2017 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 5, 2017 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 11, 2017
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Writeup By: Nolan Kent

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