Is Your Windows 10 Computer Telling You It's Infected By The Coronavirus?

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Steve Longoria

Windows 10 users have become victim to a new type of malware that takes over their computer with the message 'Coronavirus has infected your PC!'. If you try restarting your computer counters with the message, '

This malware is called MBRLocker. It works by replacing your computer's 'master boot record' which prevents your operating system from booting. Instead, it will display whatever message the hacker chooses.

The one going around right now is a coronavirus themed message:

The SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research team breaks down the infection cycle for us here.

As always, we recommend companies protect their networks as much as possible with best of class anti-malware software and threat detection software. Your cyber protections will inevitably fail at some point, which is why it's crucial to be able to detect when this happens so you can rectify the situation quickly to mitigate any potential damage done.