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Virus:TR/FakeSysdef.A.868
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:334.336 Bytes
MD5 checksum:20DE5ECFBD8CEB32A0AB42F124B651EC
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.SM29
   •  Sophos: Mal/FakeAV-EA
   •  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 Friday, August 26, 2011
Description updated by Andrei Ilie on Thursday, September 1, 2011

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