What is ransomware?
It is a type of malware virus such as Reveton that may penetrate your operating system during your clicks on various websites or spam mails. A ransomware can do many things to your computer that include encrypting your files, folders, media etc., locking you out of your computer and modifying your operating system’s operational sequence that will trouble your interface while you interact with the PC.
Introduction to Reveton Ransomware
It can be referred to as a virus that will infect your computer system by the moment it enters. It will lock you out and a note will be displayed on your computer screen seeking ransom in exchange of lock removal.
A lock screen will display on your screen. The content in the message will claim to be a communication with the intelligence/ judicial agency of your country. It will claim to have you locked out of your computer system. Following which there will be a ransom that has to be paid to the developers via encrypted mail-address that they provide us with. Until you pay the ransom they asked, in form of gift vouchers or other payment coupons, you will be barred from entering into your system.
The developers of these virus programs are smart to give the user a selected email to reply. This smartness makes them untraceable and hence, they continue to keep on doing this treacherous act.
Detect Reveton Virus
The message that is displayed on the fabricated lock screen will accuse you of breaking laws regarding the use of porn websites. It may also accuse you of downloading copyrighted material or distributing them. Following this allegation they will threaten you to pay the fine or else face trial or even go to jail. To pay the fine they will recommend you to purchase gift cards or payment vouchers and give them the coupon’s identification number.
|Affected Operating System||Windows|
While you visit various websites or click on certain spam mails this virus enters your computer and will infect its functioning in the following manner:
Distribution of Revton!
It is distributed by various methods such as:
How to remove Reveton Virus
Reveton virus can be removed from your system by following these two steps:
1. Start in Safe Mode with Networking-
To restart the system to Safe Mode with Networking, if already switched ON then follow the below steps:
5 Click on the username and enter the password (if any).
Continue to follow steps 4 & 5 of Method 2 to restore the System Files and settings.
Tips to prevent your computer system from getting infected –
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