W32/Ransom_HPCERBER.SMALY5A is classified as a file infector.
A file infector is a type of malware that has the capability to propagate by attaching its code to other programs or files.
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- Make sure that your FortiGate/FortiClient system is using the latest AV database.
- Quarantine/delete files that are detected and replace infected files with clean backup copies.