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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Antivirus8

Antivirus 8

The war waged by legitimate online security companies for control of the online universe is only set to intensify. The reason why this industry even exists can be attributed to rogue security threats such as Antivirus 8. This revolutionized rogue takes the online assault to another level.

Encapsulating every trait normally associated with rogue antispyware, Antivirus 8 further turns up the ante. The reason why Antivirus 8 attracts so much attention is due to its propensity to surpass the usually vicious antics associated with common rogues. This is further exemplified in the reports by users infected with this nasty rogue.

Many symptoms of an Antivirus 8 infection include a constant redirection of search and internet browsers, as well as incessantly persistent popup messages. These popups are used to inform intended victims that their system is either under attack, or has already been compromised by internet viruses. It will further go on to inform consumers that the only way to stave off this attack, or delete these fake infections is to purchase a full license key of Antivirus 8.

At this point in Antivirus 8’s attack, many victims will succumb to the fake panic created by these criminals and naively hand over their credit card details. This is one of the worst things consumers can do, as they will open themselves up to other scams such as identity theft and credit card fraud.

The only remedy is to never trust any correspondence from these people, and to simply delete Antivirus 8 as soon as it’s discovered on the PC. Never pay for any of its products, and use antispyware tools to thoroughly remove Antivirus 8 once and for all.

Fighting to keep your PC healthy and protected might seem like a losing battle. The only recourse available to consumers to protect their PCs against threats such as rogue Antivirus 8 is to continuously invest in updated, well designed and properly functioning security tools.

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How to manually remove Antivirus 8

Files associated with Antivirus 8 infection:

%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\AV8
%PROGRAMFILES%\AV8
av8.exe
SearchSettingsProtection.exe
av8.exe
Uninstall.lnk
Antivirus8.lnk

Antivirus 8 processes to kill:

av8.exe
SearchSettingsProtection.exe
av8.exe

Remove Antivirus 8 registry 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 -
%PROGRAMFILES%\AV8
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\AV8
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Comments

  1. zlatko gregurovic Sep 23, 2010

    Please remove antivirus 8

  2. A648C Oct 3, 2010

    Good info on how to remove Antivirus 8. Was not an easy job to remove Antivirus 8. But your tool helped. Thank you.

  3. jean8104@hotmail.com Oct 5, 2010

    enlever antivirus8 de mon pc (suoorimer8 antivirus

  4. Jacl Oct 10, 2010

    Its anoying

  5. Bob Oct 11, 2010

    Time to track down these bastards and hang them by their gonads!

  6. kelly Oct 14, 2010

    Very easy and quick…thank you so much, I was about to go to Best Buy and have them fix it. Save the money.

  7. pissed of consumer Oct 15, 2010

    I accidentally deleted av8.exe, when it already set repair files in my drivers. now I have severed the only way to delete the program, lucky I have a warranty on my computer. and I backed up all files on an external drive without av8. so, DON'T DELETE THE FILE IF YOUR GOING TO USE COMMAND PROMPT.

  8. Rose MacDonald Oct 19, 2010

    Terrible----can't do anything without numerous pop-ups

  9. KEVIN Oct 21, 2010

    Im still confused in how to delete this bastard

  10. Casey Nov 2, 2010

    How do we get rid of this if the software offered here wont download even if saved first?

  11. sirsaabg Nov 8, 2010

    very bad to use

  12. Dave Jan 1, 2011

    Can not remove antivirus8, need help

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