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Trojan:Win32/Harasom.A How do peiople get it?


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#1 jmtjet

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:35 PM

My friend just called with the Trojan:Win32/Harasom.A  page informing him that his files are encrypted and he will have to pay $300.00  to free them. I searched here and found a fix and we will be doing it tomorrow morning. My question is: how did he get this trojan? He has a new Dell desktop computer will windows 8.1 installed. It came with Macafee AV installed. He has purchased the AV already. Shouldn't his AV program stopped this infection? Thanks.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:04 PM

Remove the Everything on your computer has been fully encrypted Trojan:Win32/Harasom.A Ransomware

Ransomware is typically spread through social engineering...by opening a malicious email attachment (usually from an unknown or unsolicited source) or when clicking a malicious link in an email message, an instant message or on a social networking site. Ransomware can also be installed through a computer worm that enters through a network vulnerability, by visiting a malicious website or following a previous infection from botnets.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:23 PM

Thanks for the reply and link. We'll get on it first thing in the norning.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:48 AM

You're welcome and good luck.
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