Mal/FakeAvJs-A is a fake antivirus Trojan affecting Windows users.
Fake antivirus, also known as rogueware or scareware, is one of the more common web threats today.
The Trojan appears on webpages that display fake security scans and warnings alerting users to supposed threats on their computer. This scam works by encouraging users to purchase the fake security software from related websites.
Scammers lure users to the fake scanning pages using social engineering techniques and by search engine optimization. Black Hat SEO techniques poison seemingly relevant search results with links to the infected pages.
The fake scanning software, installed as a result of visiting sites hosting Mal/FakeAvJs-A, is usually a member of the Troj/FakeAV family.