Published Aug 17, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: XP Antivirus (other) Antivirus 2009 (other) Antivirus 2010 (other) Antivirus 360 (other) Total Security (other) AntivirusBEST (other) GreenAV (other) Alpha Antivirus (other) AlphaAV (other) Cyber Security (other) Cyber Protection Center (other) Nortel (other) Eco AntiVirus (other) MaCatte (other) Antivirus (other) Antivir (other) Personal Security (other) Antivir 2010 (other) Antivirus7 (other) Antivirus GT (other) Earth Antivirus (other) Trojan:Win32/FakeXPA (Microsoft) Antivirus 8 (other) AV8 (other) AVG Antivirus 2011 (other) E-Set Antivirus 2011 (other) BitDefender 2011 (other)


Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

Win32/FakeXPA is a family of programs that claims to scan for malware and displays fake warnings of malicious programs and viruses. They then ask you to pay for and register the software to remove these fake threats from your PC. Some members of Win32/FakeXPA can also download other malware and have been observed in the wild downloading variants of Win32/Alureon.

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

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.

You can also visit the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

Restore files from backup

This threat might delete files that won't be restored when it is detected and removed. You might need to restore the deleted files from a backup.

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