I’m still using the old Windows XP and I think I have this program called AntiVirus 2008 but after visiting this site, I know that some times these programs might not be what they seem…is this a good or a bad program?? It’s saying I have a ton of infections and I need to get rid of them.

Windows XP is still a great and reliable operating system, you should never be ashamed to be using it!? I’m glad you were able to catch that AntiVirus 2008 is a bad program.? It is called rogue spyware and will tell you that you have many infections just to scare you into buying their illegitimate software.? Read ahead for removal instructions.

To remove this infection, we?ll use our trusty tool?Malwarebytes? Anti-Malware

  • Download the program from the link above and double click the file ?mbam-setup.exe?
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes? Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes? Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select ?Perform Quick Scan?, then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. <- very important
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. (You may need this for a later post on the forums!)

Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately

A quick reboot and another follow up scan should be all you need.? I recommend “Google-ing” programs you download or see on your computer that you are not sure of; you never can be too sure in cyberworld.? My advice is always trust your gut and if you think it sounds fishy, it probably is; just make sure you back up your feelings with some hard evidence!