How to Get Rid of Antivirus 8 Virus? Eliminate and Remove Antivirus 8 Fake Antivirus Completely

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How to Get Rid of Antivirus 8 Virus? Eliminate and Remove Antivirus 8 Fake Antivirus Completely

Antivirus 8 Antivirus is not a legitimate and Real Antispyware Program but itself a spyware, more precisely a new kind of rogue antispyware program from the same family of Antivirus 7. 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 or fake omline scanners. When the trojan is started, it will automatically download and install Antivirus 8 Antivirus onto your computer without your consent and knowledge and configure it to run when you start Windows.

When Antivirus 8 Antivirus 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 Antivirus 8 Antivirus 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

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:
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

You can notice this virus as Av8.exe on the Program Files folder.

As you can see, Antivirus 8 Antivirus or AV8.exe is a scam that designed with one purpose to trick you into purchasing the so-called full version of the program. Do not fall for these virus creators bait into buying the Rogueware! and if you already have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

And now coming back on How to Get Rid of Antivirus 8 Antivirus, 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.

When you try to fix this rogue, by running legitimate antivirus you encounter that app cannot be executed warning, task manager disabled, registry editing disabled etc..

In order to get rid of Antivirus 8 Antivirus 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 and click to Lan Settings button. Uncheck "Use a proxy server" box. Click OK. Click Apply. Click OK. And go to http://reimagepcrepair.com 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 Antivirus 8 Antivirus Completely

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Tom Parks works for Microsoft. He is currently researching on PC optimization and system security. He is also an avid gamer and owns xbox, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Dsi and PSP. Visit my blog http://reimagerepairreview.com

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This article was published on 2010/09/30