Rogue Family – FakePAV

The FakePAV (Fake Protection AntiVirus) family of rogues are fake security software programs that pose as anti-virus or anti-spyware application. For a complete definition of these rogues, click here to read the blog post.

These family of rogues display fake security alerts and notifications in order to scare the user into thinking their machine is infected with malicious software and nag them to purchase their fake security product in order to clean their machine.

Following are some of the screen shots of these fake security alerts:

Following are the fake security alerts and notifications displayed:

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP:
Target: Microsoft Corporation Keys
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