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Short descriptionWin32/Ransom.K is a trojan that blocks access to the Windows operating system. To regain access to the operating system the user is asked to send an SMS message to a specified telephone number in exchange for a password. When the correct password is entered the trojan removes itself from the computer.
InstallationWhen executed, the trojan copies itself into the following location:
In order to be executed on system start, the trojan sets the following Registry entry:
- %windir%\Media\sound.exe (382464)
"sound" = "%windir%\Media\sound.exe"
Other informationThe trojan displays the following dialog box:
The password to regain access to the operating system is one of the following: