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Protection against the BadRabbit Ransomware

What is the BadRabbit ransomware?

BadRabbit ransomware is a new variant of the Petya ransomware. It encrypts data files, and asks users to pay a ransom of around £213($283).

For more information, read about BadRabbit ransomware attack outbreak.

Am I protected against this threat?

Symantec and Norton users are protected against BadRabbit ransomware. Run LiveUpdate to ensure that you have the latest virus definitions and then run a full system scan.


Run LiveUpdate

  1. Start Norton.

  2. In the main window, click Security, and then click LiveUpdate.

  3. When Norton LiveUpdate is finished, click OK.

  4. Run LiveUpdate until you see the message, "Your Norton product has the latest protection updates."

  5. Exit all the programs, and restart the computer.


Run Full System Scan

  1. Start Norton.

  2. In the main window, click Security, and then click Scans.

  3. In the Scans window, select Full System Scan and click Go.

  4. When the scan is finished, click Finish.

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DOCID: v124825557_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 11/07/2017