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Trojan.Fakemess

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 12, 2008
Updated:
November 13, 2008 11:59:36 AM
Type:
Trojan
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

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

Damage

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

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Rong Zhou

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