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  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 218
  • Operating system: WinXP, WinME, Win2003, Win2000, Win Vista, Windows 7
  • Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (9 other programs)
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windows default iconMcAfee Fake Alert Stinger Publisher's description

Fake-Alert software, also called fake AV or rogue anti-virus software,

Fake-Alert software, also called fake AV or rogue anti-virus software, is malware that masquerades as a legitimate security application. These threats employ social engineering tactics to trick users into purchasing and installing malicious products. Once installed, a system scan will run that subsequently claims that the machine is infected. Other nefarious activity is occurring in the background, including the disabling of legitimate security applications.

What's New in This Release:

New Detections:

Generic PWS!mem

Enhanced Detections:

Generic FakeAlert.ama
Generic FakeAlert.bz

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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