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Level 11

New FakeAlert variant


This is a Low-Profiled Threat Notice for FakeAlert-KW


FakeAlert-KW has been deemed Low-Profiled due to media attention at:

Read About It

Information about FakeAlert-KW is located on VIL at:


FakeAlert-KW was first discovered on December 16, 2009 and detection was added to the 5835 dat files (Release Date: December 17, 2009).

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If you suspect you have FakeAlert-KW, please submit a sample to <

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