Published Jun 11, 2010 | Updated Aug 22, 2017


Low |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Trojan:Win32/FakeScanti (Microsoft) FakeAlert.SF (AVG) Mal/FakeAV-CZ (Sophos)


Sysinternals Antivirus is a variant of Win32/FakeScanti - 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 in order to remove these non-existent threats.
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed in your computer, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the following:
For more information on antivirus software, see
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