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How to Get Rid of Antivirus8 or AV8.exe or Antivirus 8 Eliminate and Remove Antivirus 8 or AV8.exe or Antivirus 8 Completely How to remove Antivirus8?

by Mike J Bennett

posted in Computers and Technology : Security

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How to Get Rid of Antivirus8 or AV8.exe or Antivirus 8? Eliminate and Remove Antivirus8 or AV8.exe or Antivirus 8 Fake Antivirus Completely How to remove Antivirus8 or AV8.exe or Antivirus 8? Remove Antivirus8 or AV8.exe or Antivirus 8 manually.

Antivirus8 or Antivirus 8 is not a Real Antispyware Program but itself a spyware, more precisely a new kind of rogue antispyware program from the same family of AntiVir 2010. The only difference being the core files are modified a little bit and the name is changed to hide it's detection by legitimate Antivirus programs installed on your PC.

This program is distributed with the help of trojans. When the trojan is started, it will automatically download and install Smart Defragmenter onto your computer without your consent and knowledge and configure it to run when you start Windows.

When Antivirus8 or Antivirus 8 is started, it will imitate a system scan and detect a lot of various infections that will not be fixed unless you first purchase the program. Important to know, all of these reported infections are fake and don't actually exist on your computer! So you can safely ignore the scan results.

While Antivirus8 or Antivirus 8 is running, it will block the ability to run any programs as a method to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malware.

The following warnings will be shown

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

Warning! New Virus Detected!
Threat Detected: Email-Worm.Zhelatin
Infected file:
Description: Worm Email-Worm.Zhelatin.vy is virus-like malware with destructive code, and is able to mutate, replacing its own code by itself. This makes Email-Worm.Zhelatin.vy very dangerous, hard to find, and difficult to delete. Like most viruses, worm Email-Worm-Zhelatin.vy may spread to other computers by secretly emailing themselves to Internet users in your address book.

Warning! Active virus detected!
Threat detected: Keylogger.iSnake.PRO
Infected file: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

Understand these are all fake alerts and make sure you do not take any action on these warning messages. Follwo the below instructios to clean up these fake antivirus alerts.

How to remove Antivirus8 or Antivirus 8 manually

Remove the following files and registry entries. If you do not have sufficient expertise in dealing with computer files, folders, processes, DLL files, services & registry entries, please take help from some one who can does this for you because manual deletion is a cumbersome process and does not always ensure that the deletion of the spyware antivirus is complete

Other wise Get Reimage key by going to PC Reimage in order to remove Antivirus8 or Antivirus 8 or AV8.exe.

Impacted Registry Entries, Files and Folders.

Regidstry Entries.
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"

Files & Folders
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\Antivirus8.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\Uninstall.lnk
C:\Program Files\AV8\
C:\Program Files\AV8\av8.exe
C:\Program Files\AV\Antivirus8.exe

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Antivirus8.lnk

%UserProfile% is
Windows 2000/XP - C:\Documents and Settings\
Windows Vista/7 - C:\Users\ for Windows Vista/7

Process
[Random Characters].exe
av8.exe
Antivirus8.exe

And now coming back on How to Get Rid of Antivirus8 or Antivirus 8, you need a solid program to fix the damages, the rogue has caused. It alters files, folders,permissions and registry keys completely....to revive your PC from malicious trojans that may still reside and make your PC slow and to stop from getting re-infected.

In order to get rid of Antivirus8 or Antivirus 8 completely, start your PC in safe mode with networking,

If you can`t run the IE, then you should repair the proxy settings of Internet Explorer.

Run Internet Explorer,

Click Tools -> Internet Options
Select Connections Tab
Click LAN Settings button.
Uncheck "Use a proxy server" box. Click OK.
Click Apply.
Click OK.

And go to http://pcreimage.cz.cc/ to run a Scan.

Reimage works by comparing each and every OS system files with the correct files from a web repository of 25 million Windows components. (since Reimage works by comparing with correct file, it can easily find the hiding rootkit, infact this is what a rootkit remover do……dumps a list of files from your hard disk drive and compares it with the list from the recovery console in order to find a hiding virus) This is the sole reason you can get a PC as good as new once you run Reimage, all other antivirus and antimalware programs just delete the virus….but they don't correct the damage…which results in re-infection and slow performing PC.

Reimage first scans your computer thoroughly; all the files, folders, registry keys and values, drivers, softwares, stacks and then either repair or remove those stuffs that should be there. But it's not just that it does. They have an enormous web repository of application, drivers, system objects, etc. from where they compare your PC's files and if corrupted replace it with the healthy ones.

Visit Reimage For a Complete Scan Now to Get Rid of Antivirus8 or Antivirus 8 Completely

About the Author:

Mike J Bennett is a Software System Architect, who has more than 15 years of experience. He has wide knowledge on System Security. Mike also has great interest in sports, fitness and games.

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