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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans

FakeAlert.N

FakeAlert.N is a malicious Trojan that is geared towards tricking the victim into installing malicious rogue security products.It also runs high risks of being able to modify the victims wallpaper and screen saver.One of the tricks that it users is to present you with many fake security system notifications which may look real to you. All the security system notifications that you are presented with, are all fake if you have FakeAlert.N running on your system.

FakeAlert.N may go by the following names:
• FakeAlert
• Fake Alert
• Fake.Alert
• Alert.N
• AlertN
• AlertN
• FakeAlertN
• FakeAlert N

Some of the symptoms of FakeAlert.N may be:
• Your computer may become increasingly slow.
• You may get lots of system security notifications.
• Lots of annoying pop ups may haunt you.
• You may notice a fake scan which looks real.
• The possibilities are high that you will be asked to buy the full version.
• You will get fake scan result reports.

FakeAlert.N will gain access to your machine, without your consent or knowledge. It will then install itself onto your machine and start up every time that you boot your machine. It will run a scan, which looks like it is really scanning your entire computer system. The truth of the matter is that this scan is fake and so is the scan result report that it generates. This is all one malicious attempt to convince you that your computer has a variety of threats on it and that you need to buy the full version. The full version of FakeAlert.N is also fake and you shouldn\'t download, install or buy anything under any circumstances.

The best advice that can be offered is for you remove FakeAlert.N immediately upon detection. You could make use of the manual removal instructions but you need to be seriously warned that you run the risk of causing even further damage to your computer if you do something incorrectly. It is strongly advised that you rather make use of a decent and up to date antispyware removal tool that is able to both detect as well as automatically delete FakeAlert.N for you.

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How to manually remove FakeAlert.N

Files associated with FakeAlert.N infection:

VIE7983.exe
windep.exe
svchost.exe:ext.exe
SearchSettingsProtection.exe
Sys5532.exe
Sys6CE6.exe
VIE3.exe
VIE7983.exe
VIE3.exe

FakeAlert.N processes to kill:

VIE3.exe
windep.exe
svchost.exe:ext.exe
SearchSettingsProtection.exe
Sys5532.exe
Sys6CE6.exe
VIE3.exe
VIE7983.exe
VIE7983.exe

Remove FakeAlert.N registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN VIE7983.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN VIE3.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN VIE3.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN Sys6CE6.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN Sys5532.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ \VIE7983.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ \VIE3.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ \VIE3.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ Sys6CE6.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ Sys5532.exe
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