'AVG Antivirus 2011' is a variant of Win32/FakeXPA
- a family of programs that claims to scan for malware and displays fake warnings of malicious programs and viruses. They then inform the user that they need to pay money to register the software to remove these non-existent threats. Some members of the Win32/FakeXPA family might also download additional malware and have been observed in the wild downloading variants of Win32/Alureon
Reports of Rogue Antivirus
programs have been more prevalent as of late. These are programs that generate misleading alerts and false detections in order to convince users to purchase illegitimate security software. Some of these programs, such as Trojan:Win32/Antivirusxp
may display product names or logos in an apparently unlawful attempt to impersonate Microsoft products. These products may represent themselves as "Antivirus XP", "AntivirusXP 2008", "WinDefender 2008", "XP Antivirus", or similar.