|A screen shot of the fake AV8SCAN window|
Thursday, 11 November 2010
How to remove AV8SCAN (Uninstall Guide)
AV8SCAN is a fake popup/scanner which claims that your computer is infected with trojans, worms and other malicious software. Usually, a window titled AV8SCAN pups up without your permission and pretends to scan your computer for malware. This fake scanner is related to the rogue anti-virus program called Antivirus8. Make sure you do not download anything from AV8SCAN or similar web pages. The fake scanner impersonates the "My Computer" window in Windows OS. Actually, all the other fake scanners use this technique to make users believe that their computers are being scanned. Do not fall victim to this scam. However, if you somehow ended up with a rogue anti-virus program then you should scan your computer with legitimate anti-malware software, e.g. MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware, SUPERAntispyware, Spybot S&D or Hitman Pro. AV8SCAN leads to the rogue program called Antivirus8. If you got infected with this rogue program the please follow the Antivirus8 removal instructions. Last, but not least, if you have any questions or additional information about this threat, please leave a comment. Good luck and be safe online!