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Rogue:Win32/FakeCog


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat. 

This threat claims to scan your PC for malware and then shows you fake warnings. They try to convince you to pay to register the software to remove the non-existent threats.

There is more information about this family of threats in the Win32/FakeCog description.  



What to do now

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.

Threat behavior

There is more information about this family of threats in the Win32/FakeCog description.  


Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.57.1182.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.169.2617.0 and higher
First detected on: May 12, 2009
This entry was first published on: Sep 15, 2010
This entry was updated on: Mar 17, 2014

This threat is also detected as:
  • Win32/Adware.CoreguardAntivirus (ESET)
  • not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.CoreGuard2009 (Kaspersky)
  • FakeAlert-FQ (McAfee)
  • W32/Renos.FIP (Norman)
  • Mal/TDSSPack-L (Sophos)
  • CoreGuardAntivirus2009 (Symantec)
  • Fraudtool.CoreGuard2009.A (VirusBuster)
  • CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 (other)
  • Dr.Guard (other)
  • Digital Protection (other)
  • Your Protection (other)
  • Protection Center (other)
  • Defense Center (other)
  • Trojan:Win32/FakeCog (Microsoft)
  • Anvi Antivirus (other)
  • Data Protection (other)