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Antivirus XP. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as Antivirus XP 2008, AntivirusXP 2008, AntivirusXP2008 | Type: Malware
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Antivirus XP is a new rogue anti-spyware program – a fake spyware remover, which uses trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, to enter the system. This parasite is a clone of Antivirus 2008, which has been very popular recently – this is more than evident when you count all the clones Antivirus 2008 has produced over the past few weeks.

Antivirus XP uses popups and fake system notifications as a means to intimidate the user by leading him to believe he is infected. This is usually false information, but this method is used to create a reason for the user to buy an antispyware program (to be more precise – Antivirus XP).

Antivirus XP is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s websites Anti-Virus-XP.com, A-VXP08.net and Online-Security-Systems.com using your HOSTS file.

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Antivirus XP manual removal:

Kill processes:
AntivirusXP2008.exe

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\rhccv9j0e1b1.exe

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\rhccv9j0e1b1.exe.local

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\Uninstall.exe

%System%\[RANDOM NAME].exe

Unregister DLLs:
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcp71.dll

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcr71.dll

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71.dll

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71ENU.DLL

Delete files:
AntivirusXP2008.exe

%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\How to Register Antivirus XP 2008.lnk

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\License Agreement.lnk

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\Register Antivirus XP 2008.lnk

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\Uninstall.lnk

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk %ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\database.dat

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\license.txt

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71.dll

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71ENU.DLL

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcp71.dll

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcr71.dll

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\rhccv9j0e1b1.exe

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\rhccv9j0e1b1.exe.local

%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\Uninstall.exe

%System%\[RANDOM NAME].exe

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  • Guest

    This thing slowed down my pc so much that even opening the xp start menu took a good 3 seconds.

    I got a good idea!
    reformat your hard drive…..and use firefox as your internet browser…

  • Guest

    You can get infected with firefox as well
    -Rick

  • Guest

    what happens if explorer.exe keeps shuting off should u just use a program?

  • Guest

    There's nothing wrong with using Internet Explorer.
    Just don't torrent suspicous .exe files, etc.
    That's what gets you crap like this.

  • Skape

    I was using firefox when I got infected ­čÖü

  • 762 viruses

    I got this using Firefox also ­čÖü

  • rsvelko

    I successfully tried and removed it with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware…

  • Guest

    its also coming down now in a bloody ecard. many of our home customers are falling for it. damn it.

  • Guest

    malawarebytes antimalaware did wonders for me and removed this pest. i have full licensed spywayre doctor and adware and spybot and none of those could remove it.

  • same…

    yeah, i had this 'ANTIVIRUSXP2008' thing pop up, i knew it was FAKE since the only way to delete 'there virus detected' was by PURCHASING their product…i just SEARCHED for the file, and DELETED the whole folder…that also worked…

    but THANKS FOR THE HELP and TIPS!! THANK YOU!!

  • Guest

    i think it came through a foxfire update

  • Guest

    can a person with little to none computer knowledge get rid of it with a little lamons terms?

  • Guest

    I got it from Firefox as well, first time in 7 years I got a damn virus.

  • Guest

    Yes! Malwarebytes can destroy this damn virus, malware, spyware and ware ware whatever.

  • Guest

    Smitfraudfix, SDfix, MBAM all work on 2008 and 2009. BUT 2009 includes the tdssserv rootkit which requires you to rename all the executable antivirus files you run. Going on my 6th removal. port city tech solutions

  • Guest

    malware seems to have done the trick, don't know HOW it got on the machine though, makes one tempted to go to the dark side and get a MAC

  • Guest

    i managed to get rid of it by using malware, and norton

  • Guest

    hi! what antiv├╝rus xp licence ?

  • Guest

    Gos, is this thing annoying. I'm tempted to download the Antivirus XP Removal program, but God only knows what spyware THIS thing has.

  • Guest

    I don't recommend downloading the spywaredoctor program because all the free version lets you do is scan and find the problem, without being able to get rid of it. you have to buy the program just to get rid of the virus. i recommend looking somewhere else

  • Guest

    I PAID ANTIVIRUS XP
    MY KEY IS 1145-17884799-7733
    I HAVE VIRUS AGAIN, HE

  • Guest

    People just so we are clear, you didn't get this from Firefox or Internet Explorer? Those simply get you on the internet. You got this clicking on a link to malware. It's not the programs fault that you downloaded a dangerous file….

  • John Smith

    I know an easy and free way to get rid of AntiVirusXP:
    Go to (system restore) and go to a date before the program got in your computer