Threat Database Trojans HTML:FakeLock-F [Trj]

HTML:FakeLock-F [Trj]

By CagedTech in Trojans

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 16
First Seen: October 17, 2014
Last Seen: April 8, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] is a Trojan infection that may be acquired when the computer user visits a compromised website that have HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj]'s codes or programs bundled with its search results. In this case, HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] may be installed on the user's computer automatically. After its installation, HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] will change the browser settings and open a new tab or replace the browser's homepage. Then, HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] redirects the computer user to a ransomware site supposedly linked with the Interpol (an Italian law-enforcement entity). One of HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] actions is to hide itself on Task Manager pretending to be a regular program. HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] tries to reach the computer's server in order to collect privileged data. HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] has another curious feature that allows HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] to erase its cookies, browsing history and other components after accomplishing its objective. Removal of a Trojan infection is always troublesome. Therefore, it is not recommended to remove HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj]. The computer users infected by HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj] should use the support of a strong and updated anti-malware product to remove HTML:FakeLock-F[Trj], its components and any related threat.


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