The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Fake.Windows_API_Library" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

  • trojan

faked file information and unknown filename, no description of function available.
File informations are made to look like file information from Microsoft. But on closer view additional characters can be seen.
Supposed Functionality:
not stated functions, according to fileinformation it is supposed to be part of servicepack 2 for WindowsXP
Removal Instructions:


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.