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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Sep 10, 2008 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Warax.P (CA) Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.gen (Kaspersky) Downloader.MisleadApp (Symantec) FakeAlert-AB (McAfee)


Win32/Yektel is a family of trojans that display fake warnings of spyware or malware in an attempt to lure the user into installing or paying money to register rogue security products such as Trojan:Win32/FakeXPA. It is downloaded by most variants of Win32/FakeXPA.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as Microsoft Security Essentials, or the Microsoft Safety Scanner. For more information about using antivirus software, see
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