Virus Remover 2008 – Not As Advertised!
Another rogue antispyware software out there now is Virus Remover 2008. It is a clone of the Antivirus 2008 family, and behaves in much the same way, with some new nastiness thrown in for bad measure! This program and those like it aim to take advantage of an unsuspecting public that is only trying to make sure that they are keeping their computer and personal information contained therein as safe and secure as humanly possible. Unfortunately, it’s this trusting nature that gets them in trouble.
It most often arrives on the scene via the Vundo or Zlob Trojans, usually with the help of a video codec file that is downloaded onto your computer. The way it usually pans out is this: you’re surfing the web, and want to view a certain video. A pop-up appears informing you that in order to do so you need to download this video codec file, and then you can watch or download the files. Since this is behavior we’re used to, and also, because we have a seemingly insatiable desire to watch video on the web, we do it, and then the party starts!
You soon presented with an unending stream of popups that warn us our computer has been seriously compromised (how true) and it presents you with a list of “threats” to your computer, all of which are phony, that must act on immediately and buy and download their full system protection or it may seriously damage your computer and all the information contained therein. This can be a very real and scary looking notice, and many people are conned into pulling out their wallets at this point. Once they do, they may have more than simply spyware problems, but a host of other malicious malware and fraudware that this baby deposits into your system.
Of course, you really don’t want to go down this road. You want to get rid of this Virus Remover 2008 as fast as you can, before it really does any long-term damage to not only your machine but your finances. Here are some of the warning signs that you have an infection of Virus Remover 2008, or one of its close cousins:
- A painfully slow system, especially on booting up and shutting down
- Very persistent and nasty popups, usually pornographic in nature, which your popup blocker seems unable to rid you of
- New, unusual items in your system tray and desktop shortcuts
- A new Windows background image
- Phony warnings about suspicious files, virus infections and more
- Unfamiliar systems processes running in your Windows Task Manager
- Very slow internet performance and frequent browser shutdowns
- You’re unable to get rid of it. Even if you give and reboot your machine, Virus Remover 2008 simply reconstitutes itself upon reboot.
About the only way to get back to normal is to either have Windows completely re-installed or to get some real antispyware protection such as ZookaWare PC Cleaner which will find and eliminate all the spyware, adware, keyloggers, Trojans, worms, malware, hijackers, dialers, unwanted toolbars, rootkits, rogue antispyware, botnets, unwanted browser plugins and any related threats trying to lay waste to your system. With its 60 day 100% money back guarantee you have nothing to lose!