Avgold

Classification

Hoax

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Avgold, not-virus:Hoax.Win32.Avgold

Summary

The Avgold hoax program shows fake security warnings in order to make a user go to the certain website.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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Technical Details

Some programs are detected as hoaxes by F-Secure Anti-Virus. A program is detected as a hoax if it does not do what it claims to be doing. For example a program that claims to remove malware and that does not do it (it only imitates scanning of a hard disk) is called a hoax. Or a program that shows fake infection or security warnings can be called a hoax. Such programs are used by adware vendors to make people come to friendly websites and to download software.

Date Created: Alexey Podrezov, December 14, 2005

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