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Windows Xp 2008 is a Scam!


Imagine the scenario:  You’re browsing the internet, and suddenly Windows Security Center pops up and tells you that you’re infected with viruses.  Also, it shows you a huge number of viruses that are supposedly infecting your computer.  It tells you that you should click the window to download an update to your Windows XP 2008 antivirus, which will cost you about fifty dollars.  This is the situation when you’re infected with the fraudware family of viruses that pretend to be part of the Windows XP program.

The fact of the matter is that you’re probably not infected with hundreds of viruses as the program claims.  It’s probably only one or two viruses.  However, it does download a lot of spyware onto your computer.  All of which is geared towards scaring you into giving away your money.

What you get in return for your payment is a temporary restoration of your computer.  It quits locking up and running slowly, but only for a time.  When the viruses become active again, it asks for more money for a different “antivirus” program, which only further bogs down your system.  This process continues until you are just unable to do anything with your computer.  Then, unless you know how to get around a host of active viruses, you may have to rely on a professional computer technician.  This will probably cost you at least two hundred dollars.

The best thing to do when you first see the pop up is to unplug your computer from your network and get a good antivirus program.  Now comes another problem, just what program to get?  You could go online and get a free one, but the problem is that there’s no guarantee that it will get rid of these programs.  The same holds true with many antivirus programs that you can buy, like McAfee or Norton.

The problems with getting just any program are primarily that either XP 2008 goes undetected by them, or it imbeds itself in your system in such a way that they can’t remove it without running your computer in a special diagnostic mode.  Even then, there’s no guarantee, because it can appear even to your computer as a legitimate Windows program.

Now some users might try to search the internet forums for some advice on how to manually remove these viruses.  This is a virtual Pandora’s box of confusion.  The internet forums are full of different methods of manually removing XP Antivirus and the others.  In all likelihood, few if any of these methods will work.  They may very well have worked for the person making the post, but the nature of these fraudware programs is that they imbed themselves in your system in different ways, depending on what version of what virus you have.  Ultimately, the internet forums are an exercise in frustration, and don’t come recommended.

What it all comes down to is that you need an antivirus program to deal with your infection.  This program should be user-friendly and consistently effective.  It wouldn’t hurt also if it remained up to date on its own.  Fortunately, there is such a program out there.  Spyzooka will take care of all of your needs.



Carl runs a site devoted to helping you rid your computer from all sorts of spyware and malware at http://www.spyzooka.com/

Finding Your Way Around Antivirus Xp 2008

Antivirus XP 2008 Virus

“The XP Antivirus 2008 is a deceitful, harmful and widespread counterfeit antispyware that has destroyed many computers on the internet. XP Antivirus 2008 occurs when a fake video codec is installed that contains malware, trojans and/or other viruses.”

What is Antivirus XP 2008?

How would you like to drive over some glass which causes you a flat tire? Let’s say you did just that and just a few feet down the street you see a man selling tires. Wouldn’t you think that was strange? Well, that’s the exact bait tactic that the Antivirus XP 2008 Virus and accompanying software employs. They install the virus on your system, then the virus causes pop-ups selling the anti virus software solution. The price for the software the supposedly fixes the virus is well over $100 USD. This virus works by creating a software update dialog box that prompts the user to click on it. Once this is done your computer will randomly cause sporadic pop-up windows to their software. A pop-up may be an animated greeting card graphic. Never click on any pop –up, no matter where it’s from. With all the various ways to advertise, this is by far the most annoying and obsolete method on the internet. It ran its course a long time ago! Of course this is purely based on money. Unaware victims may see this as the perfect answer to have the virus removed. What they don’t realize is that the same people they are going to pay are the ones who created it. Not only that, but the virus will also continue to add more malware to your system.

The Outcome

The Antivirus XP 2008 Virus is causing trouble all around globe. Be on the look out for news updates announcing arrest in the future. Whenever these types of frauds are committed, their antics always draw the attention of the authorities who always prosecute them. Why? Well, just think of all the money that business have paid out to IT’s and the amount of time that has been wasted on this virus. Even GlobalSign, who digitally signed Antivirus XP 2008, has revoked their certificate while this is being investigated. This was done because more and more security firms had become vocal over the software as being maleware and not legitimate software. There have been blogs, Antivirus XP 2008 Virus Faq’s and e-mail alerts of this scam.

How to remove Antivirus XP 2008

It is possible to remove this virus but it may be difficult. If you’re not that computer savvy, you may have to pay someone to remove it. Commonly used programs such as Adaware and Spybot may not always do the trick. Since this virus is so harmful and prevalent other antivirus software makers are cashing in by providing fixes. Many software are being developed to recognize and remove Antivirus XP 2008. To remove this virus, doing an extensive Google search will reveal many free and paid software’s and also how to guides on how to remove this menace.

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