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Dishonest antivirus software which tricks users into buying or installing it, usually by infecting a user's computer, or by pretending the computer is infected.


Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

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  • Submit a sample

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    Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Technical Details

Rogue:W32/Reanimator is a rogue anti-malware program. When executed, it will produce an exaggerated scan result and attempt to pressure the users into buying the full version of the product in order to remove non-existent infections.


The installer must be executed manually in order to install the program. The main installation folder is:

  • C:\Program Files\WinReanimator

The program also connects to download the following files:


and drop them in%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp.


Upon execution, the program will scan the computer and display exaggerated/fake scan results indicating infections on the system. It will then constantly display alert messages informing the users that they must register and buy the product in order to remove the "infections".

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