Antivirus 8

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Antivirus 8 Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Detection of Antivirus 8 (Recommended)

Antivirus 8 is difficult to detect and remove. Antivirus 8 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Antivirus 8, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Antivirus 8 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Antivirus 8 scan/check to successfully detect all Antivirus 8 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Antivirus 8, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Antivirus 8 or follow the Antivirus 8 manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Antivirus 8. Antivirus 8 can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Antivirus 8 involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Antivirus 8 on your system. Antivirus 8 installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Antivirus 8, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Antivirus 8 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Antivirus 8, the next advised step is to remove Antivirus 8 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Antivirus 8 may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Antivirus 8 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Antivirus 8, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Antivirus 8 along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Antivirus 8, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Antivirus 8 and other types of spyware.

Remove Antivirus 8 manually

Another method to remove Antivirus 8 is to manually delete Antivirus 8 files in your system. Detect and remove the following Antivirus 8 files:


  • %Program Files%\AV\Antivirus8.exe

Other Files

  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\AV\Antivirus8.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\AV\Uninstall.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Desktop\Antivirus8.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus8
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Antivirus8"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Antivirus8

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