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Rogue:W32/XPAntivirus.gen!

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Rogue

Summary


Rogue:W32/XPAntivirus.gen! is the generic detection for Rogue:W32/XPAntivirus variants.

Generic detections are broad patterns of code or behavior that are used by security software to identify programs or files. If you suspect the detected file was incorrectly identified, go to: Removal: Resolve a False Positive.

Removal


Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the detected program or file, or ask you for a desired action.

Resolve a False Positive

Security programs will sometimes unintentionally identify a clean program or file as malicious if its code or behavior is similar to a known harmful program or file. This is known as a False Positive. In most cases, a False Positive is fixed in a subsequent database release. If you suspect the detected file is a False Positive, you can:

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Technical Details


XPAntivirus is a family of rogue security programs that claim to detect and remove malicious software, but give fake and exaggerated scan results in an attempt to trick people into purchasing the program.