Aliases: InternetAntivirus (Symantec) General Antivirus (other) Personal Antivirus (other) not-a-virus:FraudTool:Win32.GeneralAntivirus.b (Kaspersky) Mal/FakeAV-AC (Sophos) TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.gen!Z (other) Fraudtool.GeneralAntivirus.C (VirusBuster) Internet Antivirus Pro (other)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
Win32/InternetAntivirus is a rogue program that displays false and misleading alerts regarding malware to convince you to buy rogue security software. This threat also displays a fake Windows Security Center message.
The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.
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