Removing AntiVirus 2008/2009 The Easy Way
Last week, I wrote about how to prevent getting infected with the to common AntiVirus 2008 or other similar branded attacks. I have been hearing from far too many people who have been getting infections lately.
In my post, I talked about preventing this infection but I didn’t cover how to remove this infection in case it was too late. I started working on details and steps on how to use WinPatrol to remove this infection but realized there is an easier way. Many folks have also run into the problem that this infection will block access to any WinPatrol pages. In some ways I’m honored that the bad guys are afraid of WinPatrol and how things were easier when WinPatrol only had a small following.
Our friends over at MalwareBytes.org have often dedicated their programs to specific threats and they have a solution that works great for most of the common infections I’ve been seeing this fall. The free version of their Anti-Malware program is simple, easy to use and can automatically scan your system cleaning up many of these threats.
The bad guys are also blocking MalwareBytes.org so it might be easiest to download from a 3rd party site like CNets Download.com.
It’s a never ending cycle as we all battle various computer threats but fear not, there are plenty of good guys out there too. Marcin and the folks at MalwareBytes are just part of a larger group who sincerely want to help. I recommend helping them by licensing their full version. Just like my WinPatrol PLUS they provide a lifetime of free upgrades and support with no hidden fees.