What is VirusRemover2008?
VirusRemover2008, also known as Virus Remover 2008 and VirusRemover 2008 by a lot of people, is a counterfeit anti-spyware program that clones of Antivirus 2008. VirusRemover2008 always comes with a bundle of other malicious infections like Zlob, which may have come along in a fake video codec installer download. VirusRemover2008 claimed itself as one of powerful spyware remover applications that is able to solve your spyware problems after it has detected an exaggerated amount of threats with its fake system scanner.
It has the ability to mislead Windows systems to pop up error warnings and alerts such as “Alert! Your system is infected”, thus to put you into an action to pay for the VirusRemover2008’s license. VirusRemover2008 may also hijack your desktop and display a Google page stating that your computer is infected with spyware.
The operating systems it could infect include: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Not only does it slow down your PC dramatically, it could also put your privacy and data in risk.
It will create the following files:
%ProgramFiles%\VirusRemover2008\VRM2008.exe – (detected as VirusRemover2008)
%ProgramFiles%\VirusRemover2008\Viruses.bdt – (clean file)
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\VirusRemover2008.lnk
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\VirusRemover2008
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\VirusRemover2008.lnk
It will create the following registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run “VirusRemover2008″
What can Spyware Cease do?
Spyware Cease is designed to completely eliminate the VirusRemover2008 and other malware off the Internet. The Spyware Cease D&S team always seeks the complete deletion of all spyware programs, which are developed and distributed all over the Internet, some of them may be in the same manner as the VirusRemover2008.
Please do as the followings to completely remove VirusRemover2008 from your PC:
1.Update the signatures
Spyware Cease security center proceeds comprehensive test before any spyware application samples are added into the signatures to ensure the quality. Please check for update before a scan is started.
2.Open Spyware Cease, click the Scan tab and select all options to proceed a comprehensive scanning. (Spyware Cease by default will scan your system process to avoid spyware program posting threats to your system. It is highly recommended users save and close all other applications since Spyware Cease will end up all processes during deletion. )
3.A screen displaying all the spyware programs that Spyware Cease found will be shown as seen in the image below. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
4.Click the Remove button at the bottom right. A tab will pop up reminding user to save and close files and settings. Please click Yes to proceed.
5.Remove VirusRemover2008 is finished.
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