Published Apr 11, 2010|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Fakeinit

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Security Essentials Ultimate Pack (other) Trojan.FakeAlert.AUW (BitDefender) Win32/FakeAV.ABR (CA) Fraudtool.XPAntivirus.BCVY (VirusBuster) Adware/AntivirusXPPro (Panda) AntiVirus2008 (Symantec) Advanced Virus Remover (other) Win32/AdvancedVirusRemover.G (CA) Internet Security 2010 (other) FakeAlert-KS.a (McAfee) W32/FakeAlert.BRQF (Norman) Trojan.Fakealert.12876 (Dr.Web) Win32/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.AED (ESET) Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Fakeinit (Ikarus) FakeAlert!eh (McAfee) Mal/FakeAV-BW (Sophos) Trojan.FakeAV!gen18 (Symantec) TROJ_FAKEAL.SMDP (Trend Micro) Security Essentials 2010 (other) Antivirus XP Pro (other) Security Essentials 2011 (other) Antivirus Antisyware 2011 (other)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

A trojan within this family consists of a downloader component and a fake scanner component. The downloader stops certain processes, lowers security settings, changes the desktop background, and tries to download other malware like Trojan:Win32/Alureon.CT. It also blocks access to webpages from certain domains.

 

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