Trojan.FakeAlert - How To Remove?


Trojan.FakeAlert is one of a group of trojans, which promote rogue anti-spyware and other rogue programs, just like the Zlob trojan. Trojan.FakeAlert infects the system insidiously and changes the desktop background image into a message, which says the user is infected. This is done to intimidate the user so he would buy the fake "licensed version" of whichever rogue anti-spyware program is being promoted. Trojan.FakeAlert will also change some settings and will disallow you from changing the desktop.

The existence of Trojan.FakeAlert means that you have been infected by a rogue anti-spyware program. Both the trojan and the rogue should be removed upon detection.

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Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Trojan.FakeAlert, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


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I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.
April 17, 2008 10:38, April 17, 2008 10:38

5 thoughts on “Trojan.FakeAlert

  1. can you tell me if it is this trojan that is locking down a few of my files on the computer.i was manually deleting things from the computer the things i was suppose to delete and when i came across these files a registry keys they wouldn’t delete. Can you help me on these……Protect Storage System Provider
    needed permisson for>>>> .3g2 it seems to like follow this word pad entery around my computer as if it is keeping an eye on it..could it be fake alert or the Zlob i have. all so i have another one in window files that is hard to delete but can’t seem to find it..if i do i will list it on here again.

  2. I have taken your advise and paid for spyware doctor and I still have the problem…………

  3. I use Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware free version, it was able to detect to Trojan.Fake Alert Virus… I start the computer in safe mode, disabled the process packwinparse.exe and ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, it was able to find the process, quaratine it, and then I was able to permanently delete it from the quarantine.

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