Just Wondering

Is anyone else curious about how something managed to get defined as trojan.fakealert.5?

i mean it's called fakealert isn't it???

wouldn't someone have called it that purposefully?


  • this is a generic name for a infected file that bitdefender (only) uses it.when bitdefender decides that a file is infected but does not match a known virus, it will be named in this manner.

  • Is it? I thought it was some kind of internal test version of BD, to force BD to detect lots of so-called infected files.

    BD should really use a more explicit name than Trojan.FakeAlert.5 and make sure that name returns in the top Google/Bing search results a BitDefender page explaining what it is about.

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