Published May 13, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: FakeAlert-CQ (McAfee) Extra Antivirus (other) Ultra Antivirus 2009 (other) Malware Catcher 2009 (other) Virus Melt (other) Windows PC Defender (other) Live PC Care (other) Security Antivirus (other) Cleanup Antivirus (other) My Security Wall (other) Security Guard (other) My Security Engine (other) Paladin Antivirus (other) Security Master AV (other) My Security Shield (other) Smart Engine (other) Best Malware Protection (other) Home Safety Essentials (other)


Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

See the Win32/FakeVimes description for more information.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

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.

Reset the Hosts file

This threat might change the contents of your Hosts file. You can reset it to the default:

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

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

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