Petya

Name: Petya

Date Discovered: March 2016

Type: RansomWare

Impact: Medium

Reported Infections: Medium

Operating System: Microsoft Windows

Amount of PCs Infected: 500,000+

 

Virus Detected on TotalAV ?: YES

How it affects the user: prevents the windows pc from being powered on, rendering it useless. It subsequently demands a payment in bitcoin.

Resolution: Download and run TotalAV.

Summary of how to remove Virus:

  • Run a system scan on TotalAV.
  • Enable real-time protection
  • Delete all files that flag as a threat
  • Delete all quarantined items
  • Continue to close the browser that you used when the virus showed via task manager.
  • Do not restore tabs when you reopen browser

 

More Info:

Petya is a family of encrypting ransomware that was discovered in 2016 that is still live today that, once installed, prevents the windows pc from being powered on, rendering it useless. It subsequently demands a payment in bitcoin in order to regain access to the system. It becomes installed through spam links in an email.