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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Jun 06, 2008 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Adware.WinSpywareProtect (ESET) Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.aob (Kaspersky) WinSpywareProtect (Symantec) Program:Win32/WinSpywareProtect (other) Trojan.FakeAV.GP (BitDefender) Win32/Adware.MSAntispyware2009 (ESET) Packed.Win32.Katusha.a (Kaspersky) FaleAlert-BV (McAfee) Adware/MSAntiSpyware2009 (Panda) Fraudtool.MSAntispy2009.A (VirusBuster) MS Antispyware 2009 (other) AV Antispyware (other) Extra Antivirus (other)


Trojan:Win32/WinSpywareProtect is a program that may falsely claim that the user's system is infected and encourages the user to buy a promoted product for cleaning the alleged malware from the computer.
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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