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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published May 24, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

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.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

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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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