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Trojan.Fakeavlock

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
21 June 2012
Updated:
3 December 2012 2:47:13 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
450,560 Bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Trojan.Fakeavlock is a Trojan horse that locks applications making the computer unusable and attempts to convince the user to purchase software in order to remove non-existent malware or security risks.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 20 June 2012 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version 23 May 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version 20 June 2012 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version 23 May 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 27 June 2012
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Misrepresents the security status of a computer and asks user to pay for software activation.
  • Causes System Instability: Performs actions that prevents the user from accessing certain programs on the computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andrea Lelli
ISTR V16