File-encrypting Trojan uses unconventional infection vector.
G DATA SecurityLabs have detected a new ransomware called Manamecrypt, also referred to as CryptoHost. This new malware does not only encrypt files but also blocks certain programs from running. It also uses a way of spreading which used to be atypical for this type of malware: it comes bundled with otherwise “clean” software. Manamecrypt is installed alongside the manipulated program. G DATA solutions detect and remove this malware.
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