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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.
What to do now
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
- Windows Defender for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
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.