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This threat is a member of the Win32/FakeDef family.

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat. 

This threat claims to scan for malware and then shows you fake warnings about “malicious programs and viruses”. It then asks you to pay money to remove the fake threats.

Our rogue security software page has more information about this type of threat.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

What to do now

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

Get more help

You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

The summary tab has all the available details for this threat.

Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.141.1759.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.203.1578.0 and higher
First detected on: Dec 13, 2012
This entry was first published on: Dec 21, 2012
This entry was updated on: Not available

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