Antivirus 2008 Description
Antivirus 2008, also known as Antivirus2008, Antivirus 2008 Pro, is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses false spyware results to lure you to purchase its full version. Antivirus 2008 is usually promoted via a ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer found on adult websites. You can also install it manually on the rogue website antivirus-scanner.com. Antivirus 2008 may use its system scanner to display false positives which work as an incentive to make unsuspecting users purchase Antivirus 2008′s commercial version.
AntiVirus 2008 may also display other third-party ads and, according to its EULA, AntiVirus 2008 has adware terms added. Do not click on any link provided by Antivirus 2008. Once you click on the link provided, you’ll be redirected to Antivirus 2008′s website (antivirus2008.com) to download and purchase Antivirus 2008′s rogue anti-spyware program. Antivirus 2008 has the ability to recreate itself after reboot and its “System scan” messages may continue pop up on your task manager.
Antivirus 2008 belongs to the FakeRean family, which includes members such as AntiSpy Safeguard, Antispyware Pro 2012, Antivirus Pro 2009, Antivirus2008Pro, AntivirusXP 2008, CleanThis, Internet Protector, Internet Security, Internet Security 2012, Internet Security 2013, Palladium Pro, PC Defender Plus, PCclean Pro, Privacy Protection, Spyware Protection 2010, ThinkPoint, Vista Antispyware 2013, Vista Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2012, Vista Antivirus 2013, Vista Defender, Vista Home Security 2013, Vista Internet Security 2012, Vista Security 2012, Vista Security 2013, Vista Security Cleaner Pro, Vista Security Plus 2013, Win 7 Antispyware 2013, Win 7 AntiVirus 2012, Win 7 Antivirus 2013, Win 7 Defender, Win 7 Home Security 2013, Win 7 Home Security Pro 2013, Win 7 Internet Security 2011, Win 7 Internet Security 2012, Win 7 Internet Security 2013, Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013, Win 7 Security 2012, Win 7 Security 2013, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, Win 7 Security Plus 2013, Win 7/Vista/XP Smart Defender, Win 7/Win 8/XP Defender 2013, Win 7/XP/Vista Protection 2013, Win 8 Antispyware 2013, Win 8 Antivirus 2013, Win 8 Defender 2013, Win 8 Home Security 2013, Win 8 Security Suite 2013, Win 8 Security System, Win Server Defender, Windows 7 Antispyware 2012, Windows 7 Internet Security 2012, Windows Antivirus 2008, Windows Essentials Pro 2013, Windows Vista Antivirus 2012, Windows Vista Internet Security 2012, Windows Vista Security 2012, Windows XP Internet Security 2012, XP Anti-Virus 2011, XP Antispyware 2013, XP Antivirus 2013, XP Home Security 2012, XP Home Security 2013, XP Internet Security 2012, XP Internet Security 2013, XP Internet Security Pro 2013, XP Security 2012, XP Security 2013, XP Security Cleaner Pro, XP Security Plus 2013, XP Total Security 2013, Vista Antivirus 2008, Vista Smart Defender Pro, Win 7 Smart Defender Pro, XP Smart Defender Pro and XPdefender.
Trojan.FakeAlert.Gen!Pac.3 [VirusBuster]Trojan.Virantix.C [Symantec]Mal/EncPk-EQ [Sophos]Malicious Software [Prevx1]W32/Antivirus2008.UB [Norman]TrojanClicker:Win32/Klik [Microsoft]Trojan.Win32.FakePowav [Ikarus](Suspicious) - DNAScan [CAT-QuickHeal]Win-Trojan/Fakeav.9728 [AhnLab-V3]Trojan.Crypt.XPACK.Gen [Webwasher-Gateway]
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File System Modifications
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Posted: May 7, 2008 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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