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Antivirus8. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as Antivirus 8, AV8 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Antivirus8 is a rogue security program from the same family as Antivir 2010. It's promoted mostly through the use of Trojans, fake online anti-malware scanners and misleading social engineering methods. Once installed, it will supposedly scan your computer for viruses and display numerous infections, mostly spyware, adware, Trojans and other malware. As a typical rogue program it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove supposedly found malware from your computer. If Antivirus8 has infected your computer you should remove it as soon as possible. It's a scam, so don't purchase it. Instead, please use the removal instructions below to remove Antivirus8 from your computer either manually or with an automatic removal tool.

While Antivirus 8 is running, it will constantly display fake security alerts and weird pop-ups about non-existent infections in your computer. The main goal of this fake antivirus program is to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected. These fake security alerts will pop up like every two or five minutes and will claim that your computer is under attack or baldy infected with Trojans and other malware that can even steal your passwords and other sensitive information.


This copy of AV is not genuine
Your may be a victim of software counterfeiting. This copy of Antivirus8 is not genuine and is not eligible to receive the full range of upgrades and product support from Microsoft.


Warning! Active virus detected!
Threat detected: Keylogger.iSnake.PRO
Infected file: C:WindowsSystem32cmd.exe


Warning! Identity theft attampt detected!
Attacker IP:
Attack Target: Microsoft Corp. Keys
Description: Remote host tries to get access to your personal information.

It won't steal anything unless it comes bundled with other malware that could in theory steal something. Antivirus8 can't steal anything and it doesn't delete files from your computer. It's a ripoff rogue and that's all. However, the bad news is that this fake AV8 blocks security related programs and websites to protect itself from being removed. It hijacks Internet Explorer and redirects users to various misleading websites full of Ads. It will take you to its payment page to purchase the full version of the program. It costs around $80 and you can get a lot better and legitimate protection for a half of Antivirus8 price.

As you can see, Antivirus8 is nothing more but a scam. It goes without saying that you should remove it from your computer upon detection. Full details on how to remove Antivirus8 are outlined below. We strongly recommend you to scan your computer with legitimate anti-spyware program to completely remove the rogue program and any related malware from your computer. Related files: av.exe, uninstall.lnk

Antivirus8 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Antivirus8 manual removal

Kill processes:
av8.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\A88246
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinFD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AV8"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "WinNT-A8I 23.09.2010"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe "Debugger" = "C:\Program Files\AV8\av8.exe -d"


Delete files:
av8.exe
Antivirus8.lnk
Uninstall.lnk

Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\AV8\
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\

Geolocation of Antivirus8

Map reveals the prevalence of Antivirus8. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Nepal, Pakistan, India, Ghana and El Salvador.

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Comments on Antivirus8

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Pickaname
Daimao or ne1 else who cannot install flash after infection look at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/776078?tstart=0 this virus makes a kill bit for flash in the registry. HIH
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<Guest>
Hi there

I am Daimao 1 in Japan.

When PC gets the Antivirus 8, we can remove it with Malwarebytes' anti-malware.But after Antivirus 8 infection, we can not install Adobe Flash Player.Why? IE8,XP pro,thank you!
Do you have some new infos on this issue?
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<Guest>
i am a newb and dont feel like screwing up my computer any more then it all ready is. i take it to your local Office Depot and they will fix it for you! They are Amazing! And might i add FAST!!!!! Highly recommend.
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<Guest>
Thank you very much :D
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<Guest>
how do i remove AV8 from my comp
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<Guest>
Vous vous êtes introduit dans mon pc et j'aimerai que vous me laisser en paix avec votre produit. Je ne peux pas travailler sur mon ordi sans que vous me dites que j'ai des virus.
Ce qui n'est pas possible ni vrai. Je trouve votre agissement malhonnête.

Donc faites le nécessaire.

Merci
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<Guest>
my daughter just paid for her norton security and it let this bs av8 on her computer. of course i was the one on it so im being blamed for it. it wont even let me go to a cite to fix it.
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<Guest>
Haha these n00bs don't know that Spyware Doctor will find the infection, but it won't remove it until they buy it !!!

Wat a f-in' scam.

And they probably also don't know that the person who posted this link on Y Answers will get a $$ Commission if they do buy it.
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<Guest>
The green download button i opened up the spyware doctor folder and all the antivirus was coming up, i kept trying and it gave up, now im downloading the deletion thing for antivirus 8, ill let you know if i was satifisied
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<Guest>
OMFg it really did attack my computer and my mom almost paid for it, but isaid hell no ahaha not sure if it worked yet but im deleting it now. i tihnk
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