Additional information about FakeAV threats

Article:TECH191739  |  Created: 2012-06-26  |  Updated: 2013-10-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH191739
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This article contains links to additional information about the FakeAV family of threats, prepared by Symantec Security Response.

 


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The main Trojan.FakeAV writeup from Security Response is available here:
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2007-101013-3606-99
The Technical Details tab has example screenshots from a range of different FakeAV threats.

 

Trojan.FakeAV is not a detection for one single threat, or variants of one single threat. It is the detection name for a full class of malware - one of the most prolific types of risks seen on the Internet today. With new FakeAV malware discovered on a daily basis, end-user education is an important part of the protection. The videos and other resources below are aimed to help users recognize this set of threats.


Videos and blog posts covering different FakeAV threats

 

Tweeting Misleading Applications
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upciy-g_n28
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/tweeting-misleading-applications

 

Antivirus200X: The "Spyware.Monster" fake AV scam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs9XG3ZGm7A
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/antivirus200x-spywaremonster-fake-av-scam

 

Fake Windows Security Centers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRgkFt0NLsw

 

Misleading Applications: faking left, running right
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Hdg_xtqps

 

Fake AV & Talking With The Enemy
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/fake-av-talking-enemy

 

FakeAV World Cup Campaign Ramps Up
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/fakeav-world-cup-campaign-ramps-0

 

Back to Basics with Fake AV
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/back-basics-fake-av

 

FakeAV holds Android Phones for Ransom 
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/fakeav-holds-android-phones-ransom

 

Android Ransomware Predictions Hold True 
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/android-ransomware-predictions-hold-true 

 

Symantec Report on Rogue Security Software

http://www.symantec.com/about/news/resources/press_kits/detail.jsp?pkid=istr_rogue_security

 

 





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