Reveton Trojan

September 20, 2018

What is Reveton

Reveton Trojan – a dangerous screenlocker which installs ransomware on the infected computer right after infiltration.

Reveton Trojan, also known as Trojan:Win32/Reveton, is a harmful program that installs ransomware application on the infected computer system. Reveton has mostly been spreading around Europe. Once installed, it locks the desktop screen and turns it unusable. Furthermore, the harmful program displays a message which announces about the whole process that should be done to start using the affected computer again. Typically, crooks claim that they are representing a particular law enforcement authority which is situated near the victim’s location. After that, the cyber threat urges money if the user wants to regain access to his/her locked computer screen.

Reveton Trojan

Reveton ransomware can be recognized as %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\.dll.lnk on Windows XP, and as %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Startup\dll.lnk on Windows 7.

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If you see signs showing you the Reveton infection, e.g. you cannot use your computer, you are urged to pay a particular price to unlock your computer screen, your program’s don’t work, your computer’s desktop is covered by an unusual warning, do not rush to follow commands of cybercriminals. We recommend staying away from any contact with these crooks as their main aim is to swindle the money. Even if you transfer the demanded payment, there is no guarantee that the crooks will keep their promise and unlock your desktop.

Nevertheless, Reveton Trojan can have damaging abilities that are familiar with other Trojan infections. For example, such viruses might perform various actions in the background, monitor internet activities, run software without the user’s permission and even seek for stealing personal information that can be found in the infected computer.

If you overcome such infection, you need to remove Reveton malware as it is not just a Trojan that acts like a screen-locking ransomware-type virus. It can also install another malware on your computer or steal your personal data. For such purpose, we suggest using anti-malware tools such as . Make sure you get rid of the threat as soon as you spot the first symptoms to avoid damaging consequences.

Be quick to perform the Reveton removal. After you do so, make sure you take some precautionary measures in the future. Trojans can come together with regular software, or the harmful payload can be dropped as a spam message to the victim’s email box. Be careful while performing any actions on the Internet.

How does Reveton works

According to IT experts, various malware forms such as Trojans or ransomware-type viruses often distribute through spam messages. Crooks drop harmful payload straight to victims’ email boxes. Virus-related content comes in the form of an attachment clipped to the phishing message or as a dubious link. If you click on such components and activate the damaging payload – you can get your computer infected with a serious infection.

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Furthermore, various malware can spread widely throughout questionable web pages or software that is downloaded by using third-party installers. Avoid damaging consequences by installing strong antivirus protection. Make sure you keep the security tool always updated. If taken care of properly, this type of software will protect your system from various damaging components that might slip in the system secretly.

How to delete Reveton

If you want to remove Reveton virus, you need to choose a professional anti-malware tool for such purpose. We recommend picking , , or Anti-MalwareNorton Internet Security. These types of programs will let you deal with the infection as effectively as possible. However, if you are thinking about manual elimination, notice that such a method is not possible for those who do not have experience in such situations.

After you perform the Reveton Trojan removal, make sure you do not forget to do one more necessary step. You need to carry out some system backups to make sure that the cyber threat has vanished successfully and there are no more damaging components left. Take care of your computer in the future – pay attention while browsing the web, do not open dubious email attachments and regularly update your antivirus program.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Reveton. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Reveton Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Reveton or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Reveton Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Reveton or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Reveton Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Reveton or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Reveton.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Reveton Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Reveton or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Reveton is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Reveton program.
  7. Select Reveton or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Reveton

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Reveton

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Reveton, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Reveton in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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