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Ransom AVG detects this highly active Trojan horse and its 29 known variants.
What is Ransom?
Ransom is a malicious application that allows hackers to remotely access you computer system letting them modify files, steal personal information and install more unwanted software. These kinds of threats, called Trojan horse, must be sent to you by someone or carried by another program. They may also arrive thanks to ... Read more
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How can I remove Ransom?
While surfing online
If you received a pop-up warning for Ransom while you were surfing a website, chances are that the malware was blocked and there's nothing to remove.
During your regular activity
When AVG real-time antivirus protection detects a virus in your computer, the AVG Detection window is displayed, with two options:
- Protect Me: this is the recommended action. It will remove the threat from your device.
- Ignore the threat: will do nothing to remove the virus, however the file will be blocked so infection won't spread
It is recommended to perform a full device scan after dealing with any threat, to make sure it was successfully deleted.
For more detailed advise on more specific situations, please visit to our Virus Removal FAQ section.
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