Antivirus 8 Resident Shield

Antivirus 8 Resident Shield Description

Antivirus 8 Resident Shield is a fake warning message that pops up on computers infected with the rogue Antivirus 8 application. This fake warning message is used to trick users into thinking that their computers are infected and then coerce them into purchasing Antivirus 8 as a remedy. Users should ignore the "Antivirus 8 Resident Shield" pop-up and use a reliable security tool to remove Antivirus 8 from an infected PC.

Technical Information

File System Details

Antivirus 8 Resident Shield creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %Program Files\AV8\av8.exe N/A
2 %Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\Uninstall.lnk N/A
3 %Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\Antivirus8.lnk N/A
4 %UserProfile%\Desktop\Antivirus8.lnk N/A
5 Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\ N/A
6 %Program Files\AV8\ N/A

Registry Details

Antivirus 8 Resident Shield creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe "Debugger" = "C:\Program Files\AV8\av8.exe -d"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinFD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "WinNT-A8I 23.09.2010"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\A88246
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AV8"