Mal/FakeVirPk-A

Mal/FakeVirPk-A Description

Type: Trojan

Mal/FakeVirPk-A is a malignant application which is packed with a protection system used by cybercriminals. Mal/FakeVirPk-A may proliferate by using SEO techniques to corrupt topical search keywords and even by typo-squatting on popular industry web pages. When on a compromised machine, Mal/FakeVirPk-A drops malicious files and modifies the registry so that it can start automatically every time you boot up Windows. Mal/FakeVirPk-A will also attempt to contact an IP address over HTTP, involving certain information about the corrupted PC. Uninstall Mal/FakeVirPk-A immediately after detection.

Technical Information

File System Details

Mal/FakeVirPk-A creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 \Security Tool.lnk N/A
2 \Programs\Security Tool.lnk N/A

Registry Details

Mal/FakeVirPk-A creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
RegistryKey
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 98617132 \APPLIC~1\98617132\98617132.exe

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