Fake Antivirus 8. How to uninstall rogue anti-spyware application Antivirus 8.
Antivirus 8 is a new product from the tribe of fake anti-spyware applications. It’s origin is Russian Federation, by the way. We regret to inform you that at present time Antivirus 8 is being widely distributed, also in some cases referred to as Antivirus8. Right now there is no dispute that its main and only purposes are to fool computer users and convince them to pay for this totally useless tool.
Just as lots of other rogue programs, Antivirus 8 is very good at reporting thousands of fake infections available on the system to which it was installed. At the same time, in reality it is simply another totally senseless program, taking into considerations its ability to provide actual system security. Please be aware of the fact that Antivirus 8 is normally installed to your system without your authorization or even knowledge about this. In other words, no matter whether you allowed Antivirus8 to be brought to your machine or not, there is a great chance it will still be there by means of some security holes and software vulnerabilities your system might have. You also need to know that this malware is engaged in modifying your system Registry – this is all done in order to achieve its malicious objectives. As soon as the Registry is modified, the rogueware initiates its further, more severe actions aiming to get complete control over your computer. As soon as your PC is launched at every Windows startup the program will start some fake virus scans. Antivirus 8 would then proudly report of keyloggers, other spyware, backdoor trojans etc. present on your machine, even though in reality it might be clean and secure. Please know that such approach is very common for all rogue anti-spyware tools due to the fact that they always report thousands of so-called detected but non-existing infections. Moreover, Antivirus8 can also present certain false positives in the form of popups confirming supposedly poor security status of your PC. At the end of all these tricks you will be invited to purchase the full version of Antivirus 8 and thus have your supposed problems promptly and effectively eliminated. However, please know that this is nothing but a deceit, so be confident to disregard all the messages presented by Antivirus 8 and never trust them. Do not purchase this totally useless application. It’s strongly recommended to get rid of Antivirus8 immediately, using a reputable anti-virus tool.
To sum up the above-mentioned, this is a fraud application that should be completely ignored. Therefore, as soon as you notice this tool on your PC you need to run some reputable anti-spyware and remove Antivirus 8 immediately. Make sure to completely remove it, as well as all its affiliated components.
We therefore seriously urge you not to purchase Antivirus 8 and not to believe in its faulty promises. Even though Antivirus 8 would declare that it is the only solution to remove all the scams and viruses detected, in reality it is nothing but a rogue, simply aiming to steal hard earned money from you. The best solution to perform would be to permanently and completely delete Antivirus 8 as soon as it has been detected on a computer system. It is of utmost importance to use a trustworthy anti-spyware to protect your PC from this and the other rogues. So why don’t you use Gridinsoft Trojan Killer to permanently get rid of it?
As you see, Antivirus 8 is not a lonely walker in the empty space. Similar to other trojans and rogue software, it has multiple links to other rogues. That’s why complex malware removal is the best way to get rid of rogue Antivirus 8. In addition, if you remove Antivirus 8 automatically by using Gridinsoft Trojan Killer you get life-time protection from malware aggression.
Please be advised that GridinSoft LLC and www.trojan-Killer.com IS NOT associated, affiliated, consorted, or connected with the publishers or creators of Antivirus 8. In the same manner this article should not be wrongly treated or understood in being associated in any way with the promotion or endorsement of malware. Our only intention is to provide information that would give instructions to PC users on how to detect and completely remove malware from their computers with the help of Gridinsoft Trojan Killer and/or manual removal instructions stipulated below. Thus, this article should be used for educational and informational purposes only.
Antivirus 8 automatic remover:
No doubt, Antivirus 8 was initially designed to scare users and convince them to purchase it by making it seem as if your PC is indeed infected. Needless to mention, you should not purchase this program, and if you have already done so, you should immediately take the measures to remove it from your PC to prevent from further spreading of its hazardous activity. To remove this infection and any other similar malware, please be so kind to attentively read and follow the advises stipulated below.
1. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it.
2. Update the virus database.
3. Copy the entire folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your jump drive (memory stick). Normally it is located at the following path: (C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer). “C” stands for the system disk of your computer. The name of the system disk, however, can be marked with another letter.
4. Open your jump drive (memory stick). Find the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” there. Open it , find the file under the name “trojankiller.exe” and rename it to “iexplore.exe”.
5. Move memory stick to infected PC, open “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” folder and run iexplore.exe. Optional: copy the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” from your jump drive to some other folder created on your PC and run “iexplore.exe”.
Antivirus 8 manual removal guide:
Delete Antivirus 8 files:
• %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\AV\Antivirus8.lnk
• %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\AV\Uninstall.lnk
• %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Desktop\Antivirus8.lnk
• %Program Files%\AV\
• %Program Files%\AV\AV8.exe
Delete Antivirus 8 registry entries:
• HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “AV8″
However, please be aware that manual removal of Antivirus 8 is a time-consuming undertaking. Moreover, it does not always ensure full deletion of the rogue due to the fact that certain files might be hidden or even may be restored automatically afterwards. In addition, such a manual interference might damage the PC. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal of Antivirus 8. By choosing GridinSoft Trojan Killer for this purpose you will be able to save your time and get the required result.