Posted: October 12, 2008
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 9/10
Infected PCs 25

Trojan.FakeAValert Description

Trojan.FakeAValert is a malicious Trojan which displays on your computer screen a false pop up "Windows Security Alert" warning and "Windows Antivirus". If you click on the pop up, you will be asked to download their miscreant software AVSystemCare or be redirected to the rogue site Trojan.FakeAValert may alter and reduce your security settings.

Do not visit the fraudulent site and do not click on any pop ups or download any program. If you do become infected with the Trojan.FakeAValert, remove it IMMEDIATELY with a reliable anti-spyware software.

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Technical Details

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:

shell32.dll File name: shell32.dll
Size: 67.07 KB (67072 bytes)
MD5: 0386dc73751996b8b1abf8d61b402a28
Detection count: 99
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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