Additional information about FakeAV threats
|Article:TECH191739|||||Created: 2012-06-26|||||Updated: 2013-10-29|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH191739|
This article contains links to additional information about the FakeAV family of threats, prepared by Symantec Security Response.
The main Trojan.FakeAV writeup from Security Response is available here:
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
Antivirus200X: The "Spyware.Monster" fake AV scam
Fake Windows Security Centers
Misleading Applications: faking left, running right
Fake AV & Talking With The Enemy
FakeAV World Cup Campaign Ramps Up
Back to Basics with Fake AV
FakeAV holds Android Phones for Ransom
Android Ransomware Predictions Hold True
Symantec Report on Rogue Security Software
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH191739