Nowadays our every day-to-day answer can be found over the internet. If we want to download audio, videos, documents, ebooks, movies, etc. We search for them over the internet. But with internet being a big part of our day-to-day life, it has become one of the biggest sources for different variants of malware. One of the way different web sites infect your PC, is by displaying messages like “Your PC may be infected, please run our antivirus” or “use our online antivirus engine to check for viruses or spyware”. In the end these visual payloads are all fake and one of the most widely used method to infect your system with different variants of malware. The reason why so many people opt to download their fake antivirus is because they get scared by the messages that their system is infected by a virus. If you have downloaded software like these or any software from an unknown publisher then you can check their authenticity with Fake Antivirus Removal Tool or simply FakeAV. Fake Antivirus Removal Tool is developed byTrend Micro, the famous Japenese computer security company. Trend Micro claims that Fake Antivirus Removal Tool can successfully detect and remove different fake antiviruses from your machine like: BlueFlare, BootCare, CleanV, Cyber Security, Ddos Clean, Dr, Guard, Easy Scan, HDD fix, Infor-Safe, Malware Defense, Privacy PC, and many more.
Fake Antivirus Removal Tool Features
Fake Antivirus Removal Tool comes in both graphical interface and command line interface. When you first run Fake Antivirus Removal Tool, it asks you to scan your PC. With Scan tab you can Scan you PC processes and find and remove fake antivirus. After pressing scan, it takes a while for FakeAV to find possible threats. I’m saying possible threats, because FakeAV may detect fake antivirus, but it also shows some good processes or application to be threats. After the scan is finished a list of possible threats is presented to you in a list. You can choose to either to fix these possible threats or you can choose to ignore some of these possible threats, if and only if you know about these applications.
Conclusion: Fake Antivirus Removal Tool is a good tool for finding fake antivirus and other possible threats. But I was disappointed by it results as it showed application like Core Temperature and my wireless data card software as a threat.
Fake Antivirus Removal supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are supported.