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XP Antivirus 2008

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Security Help
 
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XP Antivirus 2008

I’m willing to bet that a lot of you started groaning as soon as you read the title for today’s Quick Tip. Several of you have been e-mailing me the last few weeks about the XP Antivirus 2008 ordeal, so I figured it was about time I go over it. I know the whole issue has put many of you in a panic, but I have some information for you today that I think will help calm you down. Let’s get right to it!

First of all, let me explain a little about what XP Antivirus 2008 really is. It’s basically one of the latest scams to hit the Web. It’s a fake antivirus program, but it looks so real and it has fooled a lot of computer users. It usually starts showing up after you’ve downloaded a video (or something similar) that supposedly has a virus attached to it. You are then urged to install XP Antivirus 2008 to get rid of the malware. That is, after you pay for it, of course. Once you shell out your money and install it, it starts popping up false virus alerts and fake scans. It also takes up a lot of your system memory and makes your computer almost impossible to operate.

Now, if you have fallen for this scam, don’t feel bad. You’re definitely not the only one. It’s awful that things like this even happen, but they do, so you just have to deal with them. Luckily, there’s a rather simple way to remove XP Antivirus 2008 from your computer. The directions are pretty lengthy and I didn’t want to take up all that space here in the newsletter, but you can find three different removal methods on this Web site. The first one is already on the page for you and the links for the other two can be found down below. Just make sure you follow the instructions very carefully and before you know it, you’ll be rid of this nasty scam for good!

~ Erin

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