FakeVimes and PrivacyCenter added to Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT)

Microsoft added two more rogue families to its Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), both have been around since early 2009, but have become more prevalent in last few months. “Win32/FakeVimes has gone through a lot of different names, usually with two or three active at any given time. Currently it’s calling itself Windows System Defender and […]

Microsoft added two more rogue families to its Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), both have been around since early 2009, but have become more prevalent in last few months. “Win32/FakeVimes has gone through a lot of different names, usually with two or three active at any given time. Currently it’s calling itself Windows System Defender and Windows Enterprise Suite. Its interface may look familiar even if you’ve never had misfortune of being affected by malware - it has copied elements of Windows Defender and Windows Security Center UIs and its activate button includes an imitation of Genuine Microsoft Software logo.” “Win32/PrivacyCenter hasn’t gone through anywhere near as names as FakeVimes. It started off calling itself Privacy Center, changed to Privacy Components and now goes by Safety Center. PrivacyCenter looks quite primitive compared to most modern rogues. Sometimes it even reports its own files as malware.”

Win32/FakeVimes                               Win32/PrivacyCenter