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Virus warning AntiVirus2008

May 13th, 2008 ~ 1 Comment


The aplication named itself AntiVirus2008 but it is not an antivirus software, it is a virus. AntiVirus2008 is a misleading application that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. Version: Unknown, Publisher: Unknown. Risk Impact: Medium. Systems Affected: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

The program may be downloaded by other malware or from www.antivirus-scanner.com. The program must be manually installed. The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus\Antivirus 2008.lnk
* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus\Uninstall Antivirus.lnk
* %ProgramFiles%\Antivirus 2008\Antvrs.exe

Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”Antivirus” = “%ProgramFiles%\Antivirus 2008\Antvrs.exe”

It also creates the following registry subkeys:

* HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus
* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Antivirus

Perhaps what you need is the real anti virus application such as free avg or McAfee SuperDAT

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