Published Sep 22, 2010|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/FakePowav

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Rapid Antivirus (other) Security 2009 (other) Power Antivirus 2009 (other) WinXDefender (other) SpyProtector (other) SpyGuarder (other) MSAntiMalware (other) Win Antivirus 2008 (other) SpyShredder (other) WinXProtector (other) Rogue:Win32/FakePowav (other) TrojanDownloader:Win32/FakePowav (other) AVDefender 2011 (other)

Win32/FakePowav is a rogue that pretends to scan for malware. It then shows you fake warnings of "malicious programs and viruses". It then inform the user that they need to pay money in order to remove these non-existent threats.

More information about these types of threats is available in our Rogue page.