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Trojan:Win32/FakeSpypro


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This rogue security program falsely claims that your PC is infected with malware. It then encourages you to pay for a product to remove the "threats" from your PC.

See the Win32/FakeSpypro family description for more information.



What to do now

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

Advanced troubleshooting

To restore your PC, you might need to download and run Windows Defender Offline. See our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

You can also ask for help from other PC users at the Microsoft virus and malware community.

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

Additional remediation instructions for this threat

This threat might make lasting changes to your PC's settings that won't be restored when it's cleaned. The following steps can help change these settings back to what you want:

Threat behavior

See the Win32/FakeSpypro family description for more information.


Symptoms

Symptoms vary among different distributions of Win32/FakeSpypro. See the Win32/FakeSpypro family description for more information.


Prevention


Alert level: Low
This entry was first published on: Sep 06, 2010
This entry was updated on: May 20, 2014

This threat is also detected as:
  • Rogue:Win32/FakeSpypro (Microsoft)