Trojan.Reveton.F is a computer infection that is a constituent part of a ransomware program that attacks users in various countries. When Trojan.Reveton.F gets into the target computer it locks the computer by blocking desktop access and displaying a localized message that covers the entire screen. Trojan.Reveton.F "knows" which language to display the message in, because it finds out the user's locale from his IP address. The message comes with a demand to pay a release fee, otherwise the user will face an imprisonment due to the fact that he supposedly possesses some illicit material.
Unlike rogues' interfaces that can be minimized, the full-screen message displayed by Trojan.Reveton.F basically renders the computer unusable. Not to mention that this ransomware pretends to be a representative of a legal institution, so a lot of users do get scared and pay their money for something they haven't done. But little do they know that, even if they spend their money, Trojan.Reveton.F does not disappear and the computer is still cannot be used.
Trojan.Reveton.F is directly related to Trojan.Reveton.A and similar to Trojan.Ransom.FL. It is a part of a wide Ukash ransomware infection scheme, that appear in many names and forms. For example, here are the English and Italian versions of the message displayed:
To unlock the computer you are obliged, within 48 hours of receiving notice to pay a fine of £ 100.
Per togliere il bloccaggio devi pagare una multa di 100 euro.
Apart from installing the ransomware, Trojan.Reveton.F can also connect to a remote server in order to download and install such malicious programs as PWS:Win32/Reveton.A, putting your personal information at risk of being leaked.
Since with the ransomware active you cannot access the desktop, you should restart your computer and then press F8 while the system boots in order to load Safe Mode with Networking. Within this mode you can access the Internet and acquire a reliable antimalware program that will remove Trojan.Reveton.F from your computer in no time. Of course, you can also try removing Trojan.Reveton.F on your own, but that is not a good idea if you are not a computer expert.
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Block exe files from running
- Blocks internet connection
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes