TrendMicro Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) Removal Tool Beta

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  1. sg09

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    Supported OS

    Go here
    http://esupport.trendmicro.com/0/Fake-Antivirus-FakeAV-Removal-Tool.aspx

    Via raymond.cc forum
     
  2. icr

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    Nice software but still needs to work on FPs I installed it on system infected with rogues and it detected them all but in addition with this it also found some FPs
     

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  3. J_L

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    Another new free security tool, thanks for informing.
     
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  5. treehouse786

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    tried it yesterday, crashed my pc, first program to crash my pc in a very long time. will wait for it to mature before adding it to my anti-malware toolkit.
     
  6. andyman35

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    Did it fully remove all the threats it found or did it leave anything behind?
     
  7. icr

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    It did remove all the detected rogues but FP was a concern for me:)
     
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    Flagging up components of such a well-known application as Virtualbox is a bit worrying,certainly enough not to recommend this tool to inexperienced users.However it's very promising that it completely blitzed your test rogues.
     
  9. El_Man

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    I got one of these Fake Antivirus things on my PC last night. I removed it, but should I be worried that it slipped completely past NOD32? (4.2, and up to date) o_O

    I did get a warning of a malicious website, but the Fake AV got itself installed nonetheless...
     
  10. J_L

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    Did you remove it with this tool?
     
  11. gery

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    i downloaded and scanned my pc and nothing found .
     
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    good u have no infection my friend.. you are good:)
     
  13. gery

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    yep ZA Antivirus does it all.
     
  14. El_Man

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    No, Safe Mode and manual wiping of the executable in the All Users directory. NOD32 removed the infected files in the Java cache, and scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot say all clear now.
     
  15. carat

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    "Great" tool :rolleyes:
     

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  16. gery

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    lol:D :D
     
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    I didn't know that AVG is a fake AV :D
     
  18. Victek

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    It has seemed that way to me sometimes LOL.

    Regarding the RM Fake AV removal tool I just ran it on my laptop. It took 50 minutes to scan about 70 processes, which is pretty slow if you're working in the field. It also flagged a legit program I use called Zentimo (a variant of USB Safely Remove).

    One thing I like about TM Fake AV Tool is the internal updater. The program doesn't appear to have local signatures so the updater must be for the client (?) Is the tool doing cloud verification ala Hitman Pro?

    Since it doesn't require an install it should run OK from a USB key after booting a rescue disk, such as UBCD4WIN - that would be useful. They just need to speed it up and make it more accurate.
     
  19. carat

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    It seems to be the latest FP master tool :thumb: :D Well done TrendMicro ... :doubt:
     
  20. Zyrtec

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    Hello,

    Even when Trend Micro is not my favorite AV, I think we should not be so hasty in judging this Fake AV removal tool since it's on early stages [probably a beta version] and they still need to fine tune it.

    Anyone remembers Norton Power Eraser when it first came out as a beta?
    It had a huge problem with FPs but now they have fine tuned it and it has even been integrated to NIS 2012.

    Bottom line, give it some time until it reaches a RC stage.


    Regards,


    Carlos
     
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    Integrated in the package as an aditional tool/pogram, or in the NIS engine ?
     
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    Quote from programm site
    "Solution:
    To help clean the FakeAV infection, download the FakeAV Removal Tool. This tool is still in the beta stage."
     
  23. carat

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    Well done again :rolleyes: Stay away ...
     

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