Published Dec 20, 2012|Updated

Rogue:Win32/FakeDef

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

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

Windows Defender Antivirus 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.

 

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