Security

Unmasking FAKEAV

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Executive Summary

This white paper aims to educate companies' IT department staff on how rogue antivirus or FAKEAV applications arrive on systems. It aims to arm them with the right Trend Micro solutions that can help them combat these threats. FAKEAV threats have been rampant in the past few years and are definitely here to stay. Various FAKEAV variants have, in fact, infected millions of PCs and are continuously spreading worldwide. One key weakness in an organization is a user who may unknowingly open a malicious email attachment or click a URL that redirects to a malicious site. This paper aims to educate users on the different social engineering techniques cybercriminals use to proliferate their malicious creations.

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