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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It terminates processes belonging to security tools, leaving the computer vulnerable to other malware attacks.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Aug. 26, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||April 8, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Ransom.G is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware.
Ransom.G does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.