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Windows Antivirus 2008

Posted: May 29, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 54
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: April 15, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotWindows AntiVirus 2008 is a rogue anti-spyware program that can be very detrimental to you and your money. Windows AntiVirus 2008 attempts through popups and fake scans to get you to purchase the full version of the Windows AntiVirus 2008 rogue program. Windows AntiVirus 2008 displays fake popups and security messages further scaring you into thinking that you need the purchased version of Windows AntiVirus 2008. Windows AntiVirus 2008 is very difficult to manually remove.



TROJ_FAKEAV.KAD [TrendMicro]High Risk Cloaked Malware [Prevx1]Win32/Adware.Antivirus2008 [NOD32]Trojan.FakeAV.BU.3 [McAfee-GW-Edition]Generic FakeAlert.b [McAfee]Trojan.Win32.FraudPack [K7AntiVirus]W32/FAKEAV.KAD!tr [Fortinet]Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.ges [F-Secure]Win32/FakeAV.KK [eTrust-Vet]Win32.FraudPack.ges [eSafe]TrojWare.Win32.FraudPack.ges [Comodo]Trojan.Agent-57199 [ClamAV]Generic11.BBKH [AVG]Win32:Adware-gen [Avast]W32/Trojan2.EWYE [Authentium]
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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Windows Antivirus 2008 may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

wav.exe File name: wav.exe
Size: 408.06 KB (408064 bytes)
MD5: 4c0ba5050dd98e4855ef4500bb2fd847
Detection count: 55
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
WAV2008Setup[1].exe File name: WAV2008Setup[1].exe
Size: 674.76 KB (674762 bytes)
MD5: b33d8e970bb03535794542f9a6c101ba
Detection count: 20
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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  • Melissa DeMott says:

    How do I get my money back from Windows Antivirus 2008

  • stephen says:

    Thankyou very much for the free instructions on how to remove Windows Antivirus 2008.

  • queeny says:

    thank you for the tips to get rid of windows 2008 antivirus.

  • Jessica says:


  • SV says:

    Don't think you can get your money back... My mother also got scammed, and she ended up losing 100 euros... Hope these tips help, because her pc is in big trouble..

  • Michael Comminey says:


  • Chris says:

    Finally someone who offers free advice and is not trying to infect your computer further. The spy hunter program is real and not more spy wear like windows anti virus 2008. It effectively removed not only the virus but other spy wear that was on my computer. For all you people that are still worried about buying this have no fear i still never bought the fake spy wear like some but this program effectively removed the infected and hidden files that the fake spy wear program created. Hopes this helps all computer users who cant believe the extent that virus go and how they are even able to use the windows logo in their product to fool users. So please fallow this advice and stop hackers from stealing your money now and download a spy wear program due to the fact that windows anti virus 2008 changes your administration tools and can only be removed with anti-spy wear software and not just with your add/remove program that is on your computer. P.S. i wrote this long response only because of the hours of searching on the internet for an correct answer not provided by a hacker so i hope this helps

  • David says:

    I just spent a full dayflattening and rebuilding a laptop thanks to this virus. even after going through the manual steps to remove it, it still had several things in the registry and in hidden folders, it kept reinstalling itself on reboot. it also had an applet in the boot sector, that was how it was reinstalling, most likely, so the drive got flattened and totally rebuilt. I now have a faster, happier machine( and wife)

  • Sarah says:

    I have it, but I can't find the file. What can I do?

  • Chris M says:

    This is a very dangerous problem. It infected me through Symantec Corp. 10.2. I can't figure out how, but it did. I have a small network and this spread throughout my entire system for one pc. This also has changed it's name several times. The files they tell you to look for here are just SOME of the files that can come from this bug. Good luck to all.

  • Will_l34 says:

    chaps-please- simply install super anti spyware, run scan, restart. After boot-up, click start/run type regedit and click open. look in local_local machine and local_user for anything that has 'vnc' click on and delete, problem solved. A clients pc had the above issues, in fact it had 1516 infections. i fixed all the above inside 45 mins!!!

  • Carl A. Helsing says:

    The Windows Anti-virus showed up on my screen a couple day's ago.Highly persistant.Ilooked thru 3 different site'd for answer's to removal.I may have picked up the wav.exe and wav.cpl information on an "odd" Enigma page which I now cannot find.
    I found the two file's in "search".The wav.exe would not delete.I keep "file Assassin" on my PC.I used the "unlock" and the file was immediately released.The virus was then gone.I checked thru other mean's such as task to see if anything remained.
    With all the mean's your site suggest's,as well as other site's,most every last vestige of the problem program is likely removable.---Thank's--Problem solved--

  • Johnie Neumonic says:

    To remove it? D/L The Prg, install update if needed? Then restart in safe mode by hitting F8 and selecting safe mode once in log in as admin then after windows as loaded then make if you have a antivirus scanner? Disable it for the time being then do your scan and remove what it does find.

    Then log out and into any additional accounts you have on the machine and repeat process/or if you only have the admin account? Simply restart your machine as normal and do another scan to be safe