Category Archives: O4

What is Antivirus8, How to remove Antivirus 8

Antivirus8 is a harmful program.

remove It is a fake security program, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus or antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Antivirus 8 associated files and folders:

%ProgramFiles%\AV8\
%ProgramFiles%\AV8\av8.exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Antivirus8.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\Antivirus8.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AV8\Uninstall.lnk

Antivirus8 associated registry keys and values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | AV8
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe | Debugger = “C:\Program Files\AV8\av8.exe -d”

Core filename: av8.exe
Command: %ProgramFiles%\AV8\av8.exe
HijackThis shows Antivirus8:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [AV8] C:\Program Files\AV8\av8.exe

Description: rogue antivirus program from the same family of malware as AntivirusGT

How to remove: use the Antivirus 8 removal guide here

What is av8 .exe, How to remove av8.exe

av8.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: av8
Filename: av8.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | AV8

Command: %ProgramFiles%\AV8\av8.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [AV8] C:\Program Files\AV8\av8.exe

DDS Line:

uRun: [AV8] C:\Program Files\AV8\av8.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“AV8″=C:\Program Files\AV8\av8.exe

Description: core component of Antivirus8. Antivirus 8 is a rogue antivirus program.

How to remove: use the Antivirus8 removal instructions.

What is RegistryClever, How to remove RegistryClever

RegistryClever is a harmful program.

remove It is a fake security tool, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

RegistryClever associated files:

C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software
C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever
C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\Styles
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\RegistryClever
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RegistryClever
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RegistryClever\BackupedItems
C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\RegistryCleverTray.exe
C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\license.txt
C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\RegistryClever.exe
C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\uninstall.exe
C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\Styles\Vista.cjstyles
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\RegistryClever\Homepage.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\RegistryClever\RegistryClever.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\RegistryClever\Uninstall.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RegistryClever\BackupedItems\items.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\RegistryClever.LNK

RegistryClever associated registry keys and values:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RegistryClever
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegistryClever
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RegistryClever
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\trayscan

Core file: RegistryCleverTray.exe
Home folder: %ProgramFiles%\RegistryClever Software
Command: %ProgramFiles%\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\RegistryCleverTray.exe
HijackThis shows RegistryClever Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [TrayScan] “C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\RegistryCleverTray.exe”

Description: fake Windows registry cleaner

How to remove: use the RegistryClever removal guide

What is dfrgsnapnt.exe, How to remove dfrgsnapnt.exe

dfrgsnapnt.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: dfrgsnapnt
Filename: dfrgsnapnt.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | dfrgsnapnt.exe

Command: %TEMP%\dfrgsnapnt.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [dfrgsnapnt.exe] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\dfrgsnapnt.exe

DDS Line:

uRun: [dfrgsnapnt.exe] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\dfrgsnapnt.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“dfrgsnapnt.exe”=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\dfrgsnapnt.exe

Description: trojan FakeAlert

How to remove: use HijackThis + Malwarebytes` Anti-malware

What is YXE7DXCQ37, How to remove YXE7DXCQ37

YXE7DXCQ37 is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Filename: {RANDOM:3}.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | YXE7DXCQ37

Command: %Temp%\{RANDOM:3}.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [YXE7DXCQ37] C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rch.exe

DDS Line:

uRun: [YXE7DXCQ37] C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rch.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“YXE7DXCQ37″=C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rch.exe

Description: new variant of trojan FakeAlert that also known as Mal/FakeAV-CX [Sophos], TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.KF [Microsoft], Win-Trojan/Variant.183296.B [AhnLab]

How to remove: use HijackThis + Malwarebytes` Anti-malware or the steps below.

1. Download OTM by OldTimer from here and save to your desktop.
Run OTM, copy,then paste the following text in “Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved” window (under the yellow bar):

:reg
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“YXE7DXCQ37”=-

:Commands
[emptytemp]
[Reboot]

Click the red Moveit! button. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

2. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install, perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).

What is IronDefender, How to remove IronDefender

This is a harmful program.

remove It is a malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Files:

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\IronDefender.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\IronDefender.lnk
c:\Program Files\{RANDOM}
c:\Program Files\{RANDOM}\{RANDOM}.exe
c:\Program Files\{RANDOM}\Uninstall.exe
c:\WINDOWS\{RANDOM}.exe
c:\WINDOWS\{RANDOM}.bin
c:\WINDOWS\{RANDOM}.dll
c:\WINDOWS\{RANDOM}.cpl
c:\WINDOWS\system32\{RANDOM}.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\{RANDOM}.bin
c:\WINDOWS\system32\{RANDOM}.dll
c:\WINDOWS\system32\{RANDOM}.cpl

Registry keys/values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IronDefender
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IronDefender
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IronDefender
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software | Install_Dir = “C:\Program Files\{RANDOM}”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | {RANDOM}.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | {RANDOM}.exe

Startup Type: HKLM->Run, HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [{RANDOM}.exe] “C:\Program Files\{RANDOM}\{RANDOM}.exe” -min
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [{RANDOM}.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\{RANDOM}.exe

Description: rogue antispyware program

How to remove: use the IronDefender removal instructions.

What is KB5625711.exe, How to remove KB5625711.exe

KB5625711.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: KB5625711
Filename: KB5625711.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | KB5625711.exe

Command: %AppData%\{RANDOM}\KB5625711.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run, Startup Folder
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [KB5625711.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\692A3AB5356E8BA8D60B237EB24238F7\KB5625711.exe
O4 – Startup: Malware Destructor.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\692A3AB5356E8BA8D60B237EB24238F7\KB5625711.exe

DDS Line:

uRun: [KB5625711.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\692A3AB5356E8BA8D60B237EB24238F7\KB5625711.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“KB5625711.exe”=C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\692A3AB5356E8BA8D60B237EB24238F7\KB5625711.exe

Description: core component of Malware Destructor 2011 (rogue antispyware)

How to remove: use the Malware Destructor 2011 removal guide or the steps below.

1. Download HijackThis from here and save it to your desktop.

2. Run HijackThis. Main menu opens. Click to “Do a system scan only” button. After HijackThis completes the system scan, check the box to the left of the following items:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [KB5625711.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\692A3AB5356E8BA8D60B237EB24238F7\KB5625711.exe
O4 – Startup: Malware Destructor.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\692A3AB5356E8BA8D60B237EB24238F7\KB5625711.exe

Please be very careful, do NOT check any other boxes! Next, click on Fix checked on the bottom left side of the HijackThis screen. Close HijackThis.

3. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install, perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).

What is XBV6RD5SZF, How to remove XBV6RD5SZF

XBV6RD5SZF is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Filename: {RANDOM:3}.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | XBV6RD5SZF

Command: %Temp%\{RANDOM:3}.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [XBV6RD5SZF] C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\Ude.exe

DDS Line:

uRun: [XBV6RD5SZF] C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\Ude.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“XBV6RD5SZF”=C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\Ude.exe

Description: new variant of trojan FakeAlert that also known as Mal/FakeAV-CX [Sophos], TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.KF [Microsoft], Win-Trojan/Variant.183296.B [AhnLab]

How to remove: use HijackThis + Malwarebytes` Anti-malware or the steps below.

1. Download OTM by OldTimer from here and save to your desktop.
Run OTM, copy,then paste the following text in “Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved” window (under the yellow bar):

:reg
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“XBV6RD5SZF”=-

:Commands
[emptytemp]
[Reboot]

Click the red Moveit! button. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

2. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install, perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).

What is AWM.exe, How to remove AWM.exe

AWM.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: AWM
Filename: AWM.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | awm

Command: %AppData%\AWM\AWM.exe
Startup Type:
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [awm] C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\AWM\AWM.exe

DDS Line:

uRun: [awm] C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\AWM\AWM.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“awm”=C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\AWM\AWM.exe

Description: core component of AWM Antivirus

How to remove: use the AWM Antivirus removal guide or the steps below.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install, perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).

What is mediafix70700en02.exe, How to remove mediafix70700en02.exe

mediafix70700en02.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: mediafix70700en02
Filename: mediafix70700en02.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | mediafix70700en02.exe

Command: %AppData%\{RANDOM}\mediafix70700en02.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [mediafix70700en02.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\CA196E3D0F2D18F19323483E318BCFD5\mediafix70700en02.exe

DDS Line:

uRun: [mediafix70700en02.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\CA196E3D0F2D18F19323483E318BCFD5\mediafix70700en02.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“mediafix70700en02.exe”=C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\CA196E3D0F2D18F19323483E318BCFD5\mediafix70700en02.exe

Description: core component of Antimalware Doctor (rogue antispyware)

How to remove: use the Antimalware Doctor removal guide or the steps below.

1. Download HijackThis from here and save it to your desktop.

2. Run HijackThis. Main menu opens. Click to “Do a system scan only” button. After HijackThis completes the system scan, check the box to the left of the following items:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [mediafix70700en02.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\CA196E3D0F2D18F19323483E318BCFD5\mediafix70700en02.exe

Please be very careful, do NOT check any other boxes! Next, click on Fix checked on the bottom left side of the HijackThis screen. Close HijackThis.

3. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install, perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).