Sunday, 21 December 2008

How To Remove Antivirus 2008 and Antivirus 2009

Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus 2009 is same and is a rogue anti-malware program that displays false results and requires you to first purchase the software before you can remove anything. When installed, Antivirus 2008 will scan your computer and list a variety of infections found on your computer. When most anti-malware programs, and even rogue ones, scan your computer they will list the infections as specific registry keys or files. Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus 2009 moves away from this tradition and instead is very general about what is infected. For example, you can see in the scan results screenshot below that Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus 2009 states there are a variety of infections in the C:\Windows folder. What it does not tell you are the specific files that are bad. Maybe it does this because all of this programs results are fake and they are just trying to scam you into purchasing the software?(How To Remove Antivirus 2008 and Antivirus 2009)

Below are screen shots of Antivirus 2008 and one of its false positives.

Antivirus 2008

Antivirus 2009 manual removal:

Kill processes:
  • av2009.exe
  • av2009[1].exe
  • AV2009Install.exe
  • Antivirus2009.exe
Delete registry values:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Run\15358943642955870504508370025739
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”Antivirus” = “%ProgramFiles%\Antivirus 2009\Antvrs.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus
Unregister DLLs:
  • shlwapi.dll
  • wininet.dll
Delete files:
  • av2009.exe av2009install.exe av2009install_0011.exe
  • av2009[1].exe
  • Antivirus2009.exe
  • ieupdates.exe
  • scui.cpl
  • winsrc.dll
  • winsrc.dll ieupdates.exe av2009install_0011.exe
  • av2009install.exe
  • %program_files%\\antivirus 2009\\av2009.exe
  • %program_files%\\antivirus 2009\\av2009.exe
  • %startmenu%\\antivirus 2009\\antivirus 2009.lnk
  • %startmenu%\\antivirus 2009\\uninstall antivirus 2009.lnk
  • %desktopdirectory%\\antivirus 2009.lnk

Delete directories:
  • C:\Program Files\Antivirus 2009

After you delete all file make sure you reboot your PC for see the result.

Good Luck!!

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How To Manually Remove Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus 2009

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