AV8

AV8 Description

AV8 or AV 8 is a bogus anti-virus application that spreads via Trojans. AV8 is a clone of the rogueware called Antivirus 8 and uses the same scare tactics to coerce users into paying for its non-existent full version. Do not believe the security alerts and scan reports displayed by AV8. Instead have AV8 removed from your PC with a legitimate security tool as soon as possible.

Technical Information

Registry Details

AV8 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
RegistryKey
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"

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