- Threat Level: High
- Description: Trojan.FakeAlert will hijack the desktop background with an image alerting the user that their computer system has been infected with spyware. It also changes some settings of windows which include:- disabling permissions for the user to change the background image and setting the active desktop to 'show web content'. It is usually installed in conjunction with a rogue anti-spyware application.
- Type: TT_Trojan
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- Removal: This infection can be removed using Spyware Doctor.
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