How to remove Antivirus XP 2008 virus

My friend's pc was attacked by Antivirus XP 2008.

Following simple instructions from Avast helped him remove Antivirus XP 2008 virus entirely.

1. Turn off system restore: Start/Control Panel/System/System Restore and check "Turn off System Restore."

2. Schedule a boot time scan in Avast with the advanced option to move infected items to the chest:

start Avast, right-click in the main window, select Schedule Boot-time Scan, select advanced options and choose "Move to Chest."

3. Restart the computer when prompted. Avast will restart and do a boot-time scan.

After the scan has finished and moved any viruses to the chest, do the following:

4. Turn system restore back on.

5. Download and run the lastest version of AdAware (

6. Remove any threat it finds.

7. When prompted to create a restore point in AdAware do so.


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