Contrary to its name, FakeVimes is primarily identified as a Trojan infection. FakeVimes is reported to be an extremely high security risk, and Trojans like FakeVimes are able to attack your security settings and applications or download malicious programs onto the computer. The FakeVimes infection is spread in at least two significantly different versions, but regardless of which type you end up with, deleting FakeVimes is a necessity for your computer’s health.
FakeVimes is a Deadly Trojan at the Least
Widely-reported dangerous attributes of FakeVimes infections consist of the following hostilities:
- Deceitful alterations to your Windows registry. After changing the registry, FakeVimes can hide and remain active when Windows starts. If you have access to your Task Manager, you might have a chance to catch FakeVimes by finding the strange memory process.
- The unauthorized download of likely malicious applications and files. This is a primary trait of all Trojans and makes good timing important when figuring out how to best delete FakeVimes before it can drop too many other infections.
- As a side effect of downloading files without permission, FakeVimes will also take a swipe at your security settings. This lets you detect FakeVimes a little more easily if you pay attention to your settings, but also has the potential to let in more unwanted hostile programs.
- Other potential attacks by FakeVimes include a hijacked browser, crashing security programs and unusual alerts that request that you purchase or install strange software. The latter in particular should be avoided carefully, since such tricks will make your credit card vulnerable to fraudulent charges and also risk damaging your computer even more than it’s already enduring.
Finding the Strength to Banish FakeVimes
Confirmed high-level security risks like FakeVimes should be deleted through careful application of anti-malware programs unless you trust your ability to find and delete every possible corrupted file and registry entry. FakeVimes can also be detected through these aliases:
These variations in name depend on the version of the Trojan on the computer as well as on the brand of anti-malware program used to detect and remove FakeVimes. Koobface and FakeAlert-PL versions of FakeVimes are also likely to spread from Russian file sources; a little extra care when dealing such file sources can save you a lot of trouble with FakeVimes later down the road.
Trojan.FakeAV.LEO [BitDefender]TROJ_ZBOT.CEX [TrendMicro-HouseCall]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.GUW [NOD32]Trojan/Generic.zfrt [Jiangmin]Gen:Variant.Barys.905 [BitDefender]Win32.TRATRAPS [eSafe]Win32:Kryptik-HWP [Trj] [Avast]TROJ_GEN.R49C7CD [TrendMicro-HouseCall]W32/Troj_Generic.AKYYL [Norman]Trojan.Kryptik!97nVzYd5I8o [VirusBuster]
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File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
Posted: March 4, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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