Unmasking Fake Antivirus (AV)

  • Updated:
    • 8 Oct 2015
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  • Platform:
    • Windows 2003 Home Server
    • Windows 2003 Small Business Server
    • Windows 2003 Standard Server Edition
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise Server
    • Windows 2008 Essential Business Server
    • Windows 2008 Small Business Server
    • Windows 2008 Standard Server Edition
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Windows XP Home
    • Windows XP Professional
Summary

This article shows how rogue antivirus or FAKEAV applications arrive on systems.

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FakeAV or rogue antivirus software has been prevalent in the market today and has affected millions of computers.

To educate you on how Fake AV arrives on a computer's system and to know the available Trend Micro solutions to combat this threat, refer to this Unmasking FakeAV document.

In this document, you will find detailed information on the following topics:

  • Infection Vectors
  • Proliferation via Malicious Routine
  • Malware Transformation
  • Notable Malware Behavior
  • Online and Local
  • Protection against Fave AV
  • Recovering from Fake AV infection

To help clean the FakeAV infection, you may use the FakeAV Removal Tool.

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