Windows Antivirus 2008 Removal Guide

April 7, 2021

What is Windows Antivirus 2008

How does Windows Antivirus 2008 works

Windows Antivirus 2008 is a polluted security program that is represented as efficient anti-malicious software programs. It manipulates the title of the Microsoft Windows computer in order to develop an image of a reputable software. This rogue anti-malware program is not affiliated with Microsoft Corporation in any way.

Windows Antivirus 2008 is the usual rogue antimalware. It seeks to assure you into getting its paid variant by providing bogus-profitable inspect consequences and allegations of fictional infects. Please don’T believe in any of its alerts as there’S nothing bad with your device apart from this application being on it.

Windows Antivirus 2008 Removal Guide


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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Windows Antivirus 2008. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Windows Antivirus 2008 Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Windows Antivirus 2008 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Windows Antivirus 2008 Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Windows Antivirus 2008 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Windows Antivirus 2008 Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Windows Antivirus 2008 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Windows Antivirus 2008.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Windows Antivirus 2008 Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Windows Antivirus 2008 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Windows Antivirus 2008 is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Windows Antivirus 2008 program.
  7. Select Windows Antivirus 2008 or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Windows Antivirus 2008

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Windows Antivirus 2008

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Windows Antivirus 2008, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Windows Antivirus 2008 in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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