Aliases: Antivirus XP 2008 (other) Win32/Adware.WinFixer (ESET) Generic FakeAlert.a (McAfee) W32/WinFixer.BTB (Norman) Troj/FakeAV-AB (Sophos) AntiVirus2008 (Symantec) Program:Win32/Antivirusxp (other)
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