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Risk Level 1: Very Low

November 12, 2008
November 13, 2008 11:59:36 AM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Fakemess is a Trojan horse that displays a fake message. It also lowers the security settings on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 12, 2008 revision 069
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 13, 2008 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 10, 2012 revision 034
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 19, 2008
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Compromises Security Settings: Ends certain processes on the compromised computer.


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Rong Zhou

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