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Virus:TR/FakeSysdef.A.859
Date discovered:24/05/2011
Type:Trojan
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low to medium
Static file:Yes
File size:408.576 Bytes
MD5 checksum:912BDDD56D69F545C7CF6E168B794E2D
VDF version:7.11.08.126 - Tuesday, May 24, 2011
IVDF version:7.11.08.126 - Tuesday, May 24, 2011

 General Method of propagation:
   • No own spreading routine


Aliases:
   •  TrendMicro: TROJ_FAKEAV.SMCJ
   •  Sophos: Troj/FakeAV-DUR
     Microsoft: Trojan:Win32/FakeSysdef


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7


Side effects:
   • Drops files
    Falsely reports malware infection or system problems and offers to fix them if the user buys the application.
   • Lowers security settings
   • Registry modification
   • Pricetrap function - user is fooled into making a costly subscription


Right after execution the following information is displayed:




Description inserted by Andrei Ilie on Thursday, August 25, 2011
Description updated by Andrei Ilie on Friday, August 26, 2011

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