Published Aug 17, 2010|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/FakeXPA

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: 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.

 

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