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Ransom.Redboot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 25, 2017
Updated:
September 26, 2017 4:29:44 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows
Ransom.Redboot is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer. It also overwrites the master boot record (MBR).

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 25, 2017 revision 020
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 25, 2017 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 26, 2017 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 26, 2017 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 27, 2017
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Writeup By: Jeet Morparia

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