The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Fraud.Foxit.daws" 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

Fraud.Foxit.daws is a fraudulent installer for Foxit Phantom PDF Business. It installs a stolen copy of Foxit Phantom PDF Business and tries to trick the user into installing affiliate software like Babylon Toolbar and PriceGong. It is also capable to download more malicious software that gets installed by fooling the user.
Removal Instructions:


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\file.exe".
  • The file at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\Foxit Phantom PDF Setup Log.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Foxit Phantom PDF\key\fpmkey.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Foxit Phantom PDF\lua5.1.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Foxit Phantom PDF\Uninstall\IRIMG1.JPG".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Foxit Phantom PDF\Uninstall\IRIMG2.JPG".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Foxit Phantom PDF\Uninstall\uninstall.dat".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Foxit Phantom PDF\Uninstall\uninstall.xml".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Fraud.Foxit.daws uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

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


The following browser plugins or items can either be removed directly in your browser, or through the help of e.g. Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer.
  • Please check your bookmarks for links to "".

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.