Antivirus 2008

Antivirus 2008 Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus2008 is a rogue anti-spyware program created to trick users with alerts and misleading scan results into purchasing the full version of the program. Antivirus 2008 is usually downloaded and installed by a Trojan that sneaks through browser security holes, and can be found on porn websites. The trojan that comes bundled with the video codec is known as Zlob. Once installed, Antivirus 2008 will display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks. Antivirus 2008 may also run system scans that display bogus results.

These fake alert messages have titles such as "Warning!", "Critical System Error!" or "Your Computer Is Infected" to convince you that your computer is in danger and that you must click on the "Remove all threats now" button to fix the problem. Antivirus 2008 displays these results in an attempt to deceive users into purchasing the full Antivirus 2008 program. Antivirus 2008 comes from the same makers of Antivirus 2008 Pro and IE Antivirus.

Aliases

15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Symantec Trojan.Virantix.C
Sophos Mal/EncPk-EQ
Prevx1 Malicious Software
Microsoft TrojanClicker:Win32/Klik
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.FakePowav
CAT-QuickHeal (Suspicious) - DNAScan
AhnLab-V3 Win-Trojan/Fakeav.9728
Sophos Mal/EncPk-CZ
Prevx1 Suspicious
BitDefender Trojan.FakeAlert.ZM
AVG Downloader.Generic7.AFOL
Avast Win32:Fraudo
AntiVir TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen
Symantec AntiVirus2008
Sunbelt VIPRE.Suspicious

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Antivirus 2008

Antivirus 2008 Video

Tip: Turn your sound ON and watch the video in Full Screen mode.

File System Details

Antivirus 2008 creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 lwpwer.exe 0546aebf675cbb00f93c8040d394fa5f 0
2 wav.cpl d7c8b487c24ba754f177b069787f1a63 0
3 avtotyuti574745.exe e086f1b00320472a281c7dc6d60a603c 0

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