Removal of "Antivirus XP 2008"

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Once again, my father-in-law's computer got hit with a virus/malware. This time it was "Antivirus XP 2008". It seemed pretty nasty, but none of the virus software that I had would get rid of it. After a bit of searching, I found this posting on the web:

which gave me step-by-step procedures (and a pointer to a handy free-ware tool) to clean the system up.

Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (mbam-setup.exe) and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as “default” only
4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
5. Click “Finish.” Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the “Show Results”
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

So far, it seems to have worked rather well!

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