Saturday, June 04, 2011

Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) Removal Tool

Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) threats have been rampant in the past few years. Various FAKEAV variants have infected millions of PCs and are continuously spreading worldwide.

One reason why FAKEAV infections have become well-known to users is because they have visual payloads. Variants of the malware family often display pop-up messages telling users that their machines have been infected. This may cause panic among users, pressuring them to purchase rogue antivirus applications in the hope of resolving the issue. Users, however, should never purchase antivirus software from unknown sources.


To use the tool, please do the following:

1.

Download one of the following packages:

Package A: svchost.exe - Use this if the Fake AV blocks extraction of ZIP files. Most users will want this. Note: There is no need to extract the package.

Package B: svchost.exe.zip - Use this if the Fake AV block executables only and there are no other user interactions. Download and extract the package.

Package C: FakeAV Removal Tool - Use this for Fake AV variants that do not block any user execution. Download and extract the package.


Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) Removal Tool

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