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 help clean the FakeAV infection, download the FakeAV Removal Tool. This tool is still in the beta stage.
Before running the tool, please note the following:
- Disable or unload any installed antivirus products that may conflict with the Fake AV Removal Tool.
- Make sure to run the Fake AV Removal Tool in normal mode with the Fake AV running on the system.
Download page: TrendMicro Fake Antivirus Remover 1.0.1019 Beta | 2.0 MB (Freeware)
Link: TrendMicro Home Page
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