Rogue:Win32/Fakeinit is a trojan that
displays fake warnings of “malicious programs and viruses”. It may download a fake scanner that informs the user that they need to pay money to register the software and remove these non-existent threats.
also terminates certain processes, lowers security settings, changes the desktop background, and attempts to download other malware such as Rogue:Win32/Fakeinit and Trojan:Win32/Alureon.CT.
Reports of Rogue Antivirus
programs have been more prevalent as of late. These are programs that generate misleading alerts and false detections in order to convince users to purchase illegitimate security software. Some of these programs, such as Trojan:Win32/Antivirusxp
may display product names or logos in an apparently unlawful attempt to impersonate Microsoft products.
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: