Remove Antivirus2008
Removal instructions

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Antivirus2008 is also known as Antivirus 2008, SystemAntivirus2008, VistaAntivirus2008, System Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008 | Type: Malware
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: AntiVirus 2008.exe, Uninstall Antivirus.lnk

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

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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

Geolocation of Antivirus2008

Map reveals the prevalence of Antivirus2008. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

Information added: 05/06/08 02:47; information updated: 03/18/12 16:24

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Comments on Antivirus2008

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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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<Guest>
Just re-install the os
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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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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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<Guest>
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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<Guest>
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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<Guest>
i have download
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<Guest>
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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<Guest>
I have SuperANTISpyware on my computer. It detected antivirus2008 but couldn't remove it.
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<Guest>
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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