1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. TrueSword


February 13, 2007 11:50:34 AM
Misleading Application
Infection Length:
Versions lower than 4.0
Risk Impact:
File Names:
TrueSword.exe unins000.exe Active ShieldActiveShield.exe Active ShieldKillProcess.exe Active S
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


TrueSword is a Security Risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.


Your Symantec program detects TrueSword.


TrueSword must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 28, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 15, 2011 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 28, 2006
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