Fake-Alert software, also called fake AV or rogue anti-virus software, is malware that masquerades as a legitimate security application. These threats employ social engineering tactics to trick users into purchasing and installing malicious products. Once installed, a system scan will run that subsequently claims that the machine is infected. Other nefarious activity is occurring in the background, including the disabling of legitimate security applications.
The McAfee Fake Alert Stinger uses “Super Scan” mode for detection and remediation targeted specifically at fake-alert threats.
Super Scan achieves the following:
In summary, Super Scan brings an infected system to a state that allows anti-virus software to scan and remediate effectively.