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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 15, 2013
May 17, 2013 10:06:17 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan Horse [Symantec], Trojan.Dropper [Symantec]
Infection Length:
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.Fakesafe is a Trojan horse that opens a back door and steals information from the compromised computer.

Note: Virus definitions dated May 15, 2013 or earlier detect this threat as Trojan.Dropper or Trojan Horse.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 16, 2013 revision 032
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 7, 2014 revision 039
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 17, 2013 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 8, 2014 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 22, 2013
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from 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: Yana Liu

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