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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 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

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

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