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Infected by FakeAlert Trojan

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My Windows XP PRO PC was recently infected with trojan malware which McAfee Antivirus shows as   FakeAlert-FAB!90E9619148D0

McAffee reported that it  quarantined the trojan from this location:...\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\17424164.exe googling for

In Googling for FakeAlert-FAB!90E9619148D0 I don't find any hits for that exact name. I DO find many other sites for FakeAlert-AB .....

1. Is this a brand new trojan?

2. Are these numbers  90E9619148D0   and  17424164  randomly generated while the trojan is being installed?

3. and the most important question - How can I remove this malware?


Thanks for any ideas. John

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Re: Infected by FakeAlert Trojan

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Thanks for your reply, vinrod.

I took it to a computer repair shop. They used malwarebytes and other tools o remove Fakelert and also a downloader that McAfee never intercepted.

I'm using AVG now but I'm not sure it is better. John

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Re: Infected by FakeAlert Trojan

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Right click McAfee and select update.. once the updates are installed-- boot to safe mode and scan the machine..

once done..boot to normal mode and download Getsusp tool from this forum and run and report back

Re: Infected by FakeAlert Trojan

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Thanks for your reply, vinrod.

I took it to a computer repair shop. They used malwarebytes and other tools o remove Fakelert and also a downloader that McAfee never intercepted.

I'm using AVG now but I'm not sure it is better. John

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