Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat. See the Win32/FakeRean description for more information.
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If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.
Symptoms vary among different subfamilies and variants of Win32/FakeRean; below are some common variants we see in the wild:
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