Threat Database Ransomware Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A


By CagedTech in Ransomware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 46
First Seen: October 20, 2014
Last Seen: September 13, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Once installed and running, Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A is ransomware that will encrypt crucial files on your computer, turning the machine almost inoperable. Then, Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A will lead the computer user to a Web page which iRansom:Win32/Crowti.A may unlock using instructions previously provided by its designers. Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A will lock the affected computer and ask for the payment of a ransom to unlock it. This payment must be done using Bitcoins. Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A is detected under various names that include CryptoWall, CryptoDefense, W32/Cryptodef.AHIO!tr, Troj/Agent-AHIO among others. Troj/Agent-AHIO may be installed when the computer user opens a spam e-mail, clicks on a corrupted link or by another threat such as TrojanDownloader:Win32?Upatre or TrojanDownloader:win32/Onkods. Since there is no assurance that making the ransom's payment will unlock your files, it is not advised to pay the fee. Instead, computer users should take urgent measures such as getting the help of an updated and strong anti-malware program to eliminate Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A safely and get back the full control of their machines.


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