Published Jun 07, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Antivirus Protection 2012

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Antivirus Protection 2012 Win32/FakeRean is a variant of , a family of malware - fake scanners - that claim to scan your computer for malware, and display fake warnings of malicious files. They then inform you that you need to pay money to register the software in order to remove these non-existent threats. It may also disable the services on your computer and modify your security settings.rogue

Different  variants may modify various settings on your computer (including security settings), terminate programs or system services, or block access to websites.FakeRean

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following products detect and remove this threat:Microsoft

For more information on antivirus software, see .http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/

This threat may make lasting changes to a computer's configuration that are NOT restored by detecting and removing this threat. For more information on returning an infected computer to its pre-infected state, please see the following article:

Additional remediation instructions for :Antivirus Protection 2012