Home Malware Programs Spyware Fake.Advance


Posted: March 26, 2010

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 6/10
Infected PCs: 48
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Fake.Advance is a rogue antispyware program which produces fake system scanners and bogus popup warnings. These counterfeit messages are used to trick hapless computer users into buying a so-called "licensed" version of Fake.Advance. Fake.Advance can spread quickly by using Trojans and should be removed immediately once detected using a reliable antispyware product.


Backdoor.Graybird [Symantec]Trj/CI.A [Panda]probably a variant of Win32/Hupigon [NOD32]Riskware.Fake.Advance [McAfee-GW-Edition]Generic.dx [McAfee]not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent [K7AntiVirus]Downloader.Win32.Agent.at [Ikarus]PossibleThreat [Fortinet]Adware.Hotbar [DrWeb]Adware.AdvancedCleaner.B [BitDefender]WinFixer.AYJ [AVG]Win32:Trojan-gen {Other} [Avast]W32/Heuristic-210!Eldorado [Authentium]Downloader/Win32.Agent [Antiy-AVL]SPR/Fake.Advance [AntiVir]
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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:

ian_monitor.exe File name: ian_monitor.exe
Size: 305.66 KB (305664 bytes)
MD5: fb58ccbd5dce63b5c726653e77d6a32e
Detection count: 85
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009