Published Feb 07, 2011 | Updated Dec 06, 2012

XP Antispyware 2009

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/FakeRean (Microsoft) Rogue:Win32/FakeRean (other)

Summary

XP Antispyware 2009 is a member of the Win32/FakeRean family, a family of programs that claim to scan for malware and display fake warnings of malicious files. They then inform the user that they need to pay money to register the software in order to remove these non-existent threats.

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoftproducts detect and remove this threat:

For more information on antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/.

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