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Rogue:Win32/Fakeinit


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat. See the Win32/Fakeinit description for more information.



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Threat behavior

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat. See the Win32/Fakeinit description for more information.


Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.47.567.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.173.2181.0 and higher
First detected on: Nov 20, 2008
This entry was first published on: Feb 23, 2009
This entry was updated on: Mar 13, 2014

This threat is also detected as:
  • Trojan.FakeAlert.AUW (BitDefender)
  • Win32/FakeAV.ABR (CA)
  • Fraudtool.XPAntivirus.BCVY (VirusBuster)
  • Adware/AntivirusXPPro (Panda)
  • AntiVirus2008 (Symantec)
  • Advanced Virus Remover (other)
  • Win32/AdvancedVirusRemover.G (CA)
  • Internet Security 2010 (other)
  • FakeAlert-KS.a (McAfee)
  • W32/FakeAlert.BRQF (Norman)
  • Trojan.Fakealert.12876 (Dr.Web)
  • Win32/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.AED (ESET)
  • Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Fakeinit (Ikarus)
  • FakeAlert!eh (McAfee)
  • Mal/FakeAV-BW (Sophos)
  • Trojan.FakeAV!gen18 (Symantec)
  • TROJ_FAKEAL.SMDP (Trend Micro)
  • Security Essentials 2010 (other)
  • Antivirus XP Pro (other)
  • Trojan:Win32/Fakeinit (other)
  • TrojanDownloader:Win32/Fakeinit (other)
  • TrojanDownloader:Win32/Fakeinit.A (other)
  • TrojanDownloader:Win32/Fakeinit.B (other)
  • TrojanDownloader:Win32/Fakeinit.C (other)
  • TrojanDownloader:Win32/Fakeinit.D (other)
  • TrojanDownloader:Win32/Fakeinit.E (other)
  • Security Essentials 2011 (other)
  • Antivirus Antisyware 2011 (other)
  • AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 (other)