Removing reveton virus.
Courtesy of f-secure.
Trojan:W32/Reveton is a Ransomware application. It fraudulently claims to be from a legitimate law enforcement authority and prevents users from accessing their infected machine, demanding that a 'fine' must be paid to restore normal access.
Manual Removal Instructions
Press Ctrl-O (the letter O, not the number zero).
From the prompted "Open" dialog box, type:
Note: For Windows 7, it will prompt you whether you want to download and execute the file; you can press "Run" to continue.
In the command prompt displayed, type in one of the following commands, depending on your operating system:
For Windows XP:
Type cd %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
For Windows 7:
Type cd %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\St art Menu\Programs\Startup
From the same command prompt, type:
Finally, reboot the machine. You can do so by using this command:
shutdown -r -t 0
Note: These steps will disable the malware, but the trojan's main DLL (see Installation below) may still remain on the machine; this file can be removed by using F-Secure Anti-Virus.
Trojan:W32/Reveton is a variant in a family of ransomware applications that have been targeting European users in the last few weeks.
After the trojan successfully infects a machine, it will prevent the user from accessing the Desktop and will display a fraudulent message alleging that the system was locked by a local law enforcement authority; the specific authority mentioned varies depending on the affected user's location, though most of the samples we have seen mainly mentioned various European authorities.
The general activities of this malware, including screenshots showing the warning messages displayed by the trojan, can be seen in our Labs Weblog post discussing this topic:
Police Themed Ransomware Continues
Upon execution, it will create the following file:
On Windows XP
On Windows 7
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\St art Menu\Programs\Startup\<reveton_filename>dll.lnk
*What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.*