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Risk Level 1: Very Low

April 1, 2014
April 2, 2014 11:21:45 AM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Trojan.FakeAV!gm is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Trojan.FakeAV family.

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 2, 2014 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 2, 2014 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 2, 2014 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 2, 2014 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 2, 2014
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 10+
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Lowers security settings on the compromised computer.
  • Causes System Instability: May perform actions that prevents the user from accessing certain programs on the computer.


  • Distribution Level: Low
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