[KB2697] Fake/Rogue E-Set Antivirus 2011 malware


ESET has received reports of a fake/rogue security software program disguised with a false ESET Antivirus image with the name "E-Set Antivirus 2011". ESET usually detects this rogue as variants of Win32/Kryptik or Win32/RogueAV. There are several variants of this malware, but the most recent sample displays the following window:   

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For legitimate installations of ESET, the name ESET NOD32 Antivirus is displayed at the top left of the main program window, as shown below: 

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If you suspect that your computer is infected with this rogue "E-Set Antivirus 2011" malware (popups, slow or abnormal behavior), visit this ESET Knowledgebase article: I think my computer has a virus – what should I do?

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