Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus2008 Removal Guide

Do you know what Antivirus 2008 is?

Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus2008, is a rogue anti-virus program that is falsely advertised as a tool that assists computer users with security scans for parasites. Antivirus 2008 also known as Antivirus2008 may be distributed through Trojan infections or malicious websites. Antivirus 2008 is cleverly designed to resemble a normal Windows program as to not bring attention to the fact that Antivirus 2008 is a scam.

Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus2008 may run a scan on your system displaying several parasites that it found. The lists of parasites that Antivirus 2008 finds are totally erroneous. Once installed onto your system, Antivirus 2008 may start displaying popup alerts that warn you of dangerous files that you could be infected with. Alerts like this are usually fake and do not mean that you are infected. The only infection that you may have is the actual Antivirus 2008 program which should be removed immediately.

In non-techie terms: Antivirus 2008 is similar to many other rogue applications such as XP Antivirus only it goes a step further by tricking users into purchasing additional fake software programs. Antivirus 2008 cannot be trusted even though it looks like a program that is part of the Windows family. Antivirus 2008 has the possibility of rendering your computer useless if it is not removed. Do not confuse the fake Antivirus2008 for Norton Antivirus2008. Norton Antivirus2008 is a popular and legitimate Anti-Virus program. Hackers used the name "Antivirus2008" to confuse computer users so they may waste their money on the fake Antivirus2008 program. Do not download or purchase Antivirus 2008 under any circumstances.

Aliases: Antivirus 2008, Antivirus2008
Known on the Web as: FraudTool.Win32.AntiVirus2008.j (Kaspersky), Downloader.MisleadApp (Symantec), Win32/SillyDl.EMX (CA AV), , Antivirus2008, Rogue.Antivirus2008.

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  • Georgia

    it looked sooo real :'( i'm hating these hackers/spammers/whatevertheyare..

    thx valentino. ur pro.


  • Lindsay

    Thanks for your help. I was so frustrated when I found this spyware on my computer! It made my computer completely unusable! I really didn't want to go through the expense of taking my computer into a professional to remove the virus. I followed your instructions and they worked beautifully! Thanks!

  • luis

    there is errors with the automatic mode.
    the reboot and process.exe files are detected as viruses by the mc afee AV.

  • sethness

    You may want to update the manual removal instructions.
    The Antivirus 2008 infection I'm looking at on a friend's PC shows up in TaskManager as a process called Antvrs.exe, not "Antivirus2008.exe".
    Apparently, even malware evolves. (^-^)

    Sorry, I won't be trying your automatic removal tool. Downloading and running a stranger's free software is undoubtedly how my buddy's computer got this infection in the first place. :^P

    Best regards.
    Sethness, tech writer, Phuket, Thailand.

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