Title: Antivirus2008
Type: Malware
Also known as: Antivirus 2008, SystemAntivirus2008, VistaAntivirus2008, System Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008

Remove Antivirus2008
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Antivirus2008 severity is 69  (69 / 100)
 
Antivirus2008 is a corrupt anti-virus tool that is widely promoted as a legitimate security application. In truth, it is nothing more than another scam of the countless army of malware parasites attacking computers via internet, daily. Antivirus2008 (also known as Antivirus 2008) is distributed through malicious websites that sell other fake anti spyware tools as well.

Antivirus 2008 presents itself as VistaAntivirus2008 and System Antivirus 2008 as well. All these names hide the same fraud. The most common fabricated report displayed by these malwares is "Halt! Critical System Warning".

Antivirus2008 is an unreliable program that displays exaggerated scan results in order to gain a purchase. DO NOT trust this scam and remove Antivirus2008 ASAP if you've been infected.

Related files: AntiVirus2008.exe, AntiVirus 2008.exe, wininet.dll, shlwapi.dll, Uninstall Antivirus.lnk, AntiVirus 2008.lnk, AntvrsInstall.exe, AntvrsInstall[1].exe, AntiVirus 2008.lic, Antvrs.exe

Antivirus2008 properties:
• Shows commercial adverts
• Stays resident in background

Automatic Antivirus2008 removal:

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Antivirus2008 snapshot:

Antivirus2008 manual removal:

Kill processes:
AntiVirus2008.exe
AntvrsInstall.exe
AntvrsInstall[1].exe
Ant vrs.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERSSoftwareantivirus 2008
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAntivirus
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAntivirus
SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce3P_UDEC
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce "3P_UDEC"
MicrosoftCode Store DatabaseDistribution Units3BA4271E-5C1E-48E2-B432-D8BF420DD31D
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Antivirus"
Unregister DLLs:
shlwapi.dll, wininet.dll

Delete files:
shlwapi.dll, wininet.dll, AntiVirus2008.exe, Uninstall Antivirus.lnk, AntiVirus 2008.lnk, AntvrsInstall.exe, AntvrsInstall[1].exe, AntiVirus 2008.lic, Antvrs.exe
Delete directories:
%ProgramFiles%ANTIVIRUS 2008

QR code for Antivirus2008 removal instructions:

Antivirus2008 qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Antivirus2008 are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Antivirus2008 right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2008-05-06 02:47:11
Information updated: 2012-03-18 16:24:49

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removal of ANTIVIRUS 2008
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<Guest>
removal of ANTIVIRUS 2008
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<Guest>
SHLWAPI .dll deletion will lock up vista
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<Guest>
agree! antivirus2008 is a such anoying package, it even doesn't let users try it first. it's only intension is to push you to buy it. don't believe it, remove it immediately.
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<Guest>
I did not buy or order your program and can not remove your program
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<Guest>
how do I remove antivirus2008?
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<Guest>
can't remove antivirus2008..what do I do
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<Guest>
A quick way to get rid of Antivirus 2008 is do a PC recovery.
I was lucky to have the date the pest arrived and back dated my PC to the day before.
All went so smoothly I couldn't believe my luck as we had tried some of the hints of other unluckly PC users. Go for it and good luck. May
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virus finesh
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<Guest>
how do I remove antivirus2008
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[email protected]
how do I remove antivirus2008?
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<Guest>
what if you are stupid enough to purchase this anti virus2008( like me) Have i comletely wasted my money?
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<Guest>
I did not purchase but it cant delete the 2008 antivirus

Alec.
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<Guest>
ANTIVIRUS 2008 SUCKS, IT SAYS THAT MY COM HAVE 40 virus,trojan etc, but when i bought it it says my com have no virus _l_
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riehl310
DO NOT BUY. IT IS A MALWARE PARASITE. And if you did contact your credit card company and put on more security to prevent Identity Theft!!

Rule of thumb. If you don't know what it is best not buy it. Especially if it just comes on your system out of nowhere!

Cheers.
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<Guest>
I downloaded the software to remove the antivirus2008 and did a full system scan but it couldnt detect and spyware at all on my computer but i still have it jamming up my IE every 10 seconds....

Can somebody please help
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I got this virus yesterday afternoon- I did what another person suggested on this forum did. a PC recovery- - I backdated my computer for yesterday morning- then used that time & date as the new system recovery - so far its worked! Got rid of the damn thing!
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If you PAID, call your CC company and report it as fraud. Do not let that stand. Report it as 100% fraud. Say you never authorized it and have no idea what it is.
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<Guest>
I have net connection. How to uninstall Antivirus2008?
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<Guest>
This is bogus.. I download the software, it scans and then says i need to register/pay for getting rid of the virus. What a load of crap! DONT DO IT!
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<Guest>
thanx,
this was great help on the antivirus2008 virus.
regards!
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<Guest>
Use Spybot Search and Destroy 1.6 with newest updates, it works 100% ;-)
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14 08 08
my credit card co; want me to get terms and conditions to send to them.Help please from somone on this scam which i paid for and cancelled the next day
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<Guest>
Antivirus 2008 changed my desktop. Pages background and security are no longer available. Colours have changed. I have removed the program but cannot use my pc as soon as the previously installed security for my desktop is looking for the background photograph I get a blue screen
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Help
Hi, I deleted all the files but I still have the blue background image and can't change it
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<Guest>
i need help to take of the antivirus 2008 warning wallpaper
please help
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<Guest>
Whats the cost of the Anti dote to this poison of Antivirus 2008
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i installed antivirus2008 on my computer...as soon as the program didnt let me delete it i knew it was a virus. Until u get it fixed you can go to programs and enter the START UP PROGRAMS from there you can disable it BUT NOT REMOVE IT...all that dous is basicaly turn it off. It really does help.
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I have SUPERAntiSpyware on my computer. It detected antivirus2008 but couldn't remove it.
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i have got vista and i have removed antivirus 2008 but the warning message still appears on the dektop, please advise how to remover that,

thanks
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I just used Spybot Search & Destroy v1.6 on a computer running XP. I had to run Spybot several times but it eventually removed all of Antivirus 2008 without harming any of my files. I highly recommend it. If you are able, these people DESERVE a donation to keep this program up & running.
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i have download
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I used Paretologic Virus scan that I purchased last year. It showed it as a major virus scam and asked if I wanted to "fix it". It removed it all in about 30 seconds.
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confused
is AntiVirus Spyware 2008 the same as the ones listed here?
plz help.
it caused my whole computer to crash.
i'm using a replacement computer right now.
anybody willing to help me figure this out?
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LeXaR
so if i download the Automatic Antivirus2008 removal it will do the same thing as the manual but easier? do i don't need do the manual if i dl it?
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Just re-install the os
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ALIEN
Thank you VERY much for this guide! Exelent job! It helped me to prevent this crap..

Just wanted to express my gratitude for posting this simple and seemingly very effective solution. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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