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Malware Win32/FakeXPA, the fake AVG AntiVirus 2011

Recently the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) discovered a new malware called Rogue: Win32/FakeXPA. As said David Wood of the MMPC, Rogue: Win32/FakeXPA formerly named Antivirus 8 and is now changing its name to AVG Antivirus 2011. It uses a Trojan that AVG logo on the user interface and it looks miip once with AVG Antivirus. This has been confirmed to the parties as the developer of AVG AVG Antivirus and they already know this. Rogue: Win32/FakeXPA not of AVG. However, others are deliberately made ​​use AVG logo to deceive the user.


This fake antivirus will bombard the user with a dialog and popup balloon warning stating the existence of malware and viruses on the victim's computer. This is a false alert from fake Antivirus. And so that users can clean malware and viruses, users are required to register the full version. To that end users must purchase licenses from these fake Antivirus.

In addition, it also seeks Win32/FakeXPA to download some other malware. As said by David Wood, this trojan will download malware Win32/Alureon. You should be careful when downloading AVG antivirus from another website other than official AVG website. You should just download it from AVG website or download software from websites such as Softpedia or Cnet.

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