Quick Fix For “Antivirus XP 2008” Malware
Follow these instructions.
This is how I got rid of Antivirus XP 2008. It is different than the XP Antivirus 2008 most sites refer to.
This is here more as a reminder for me than anything else. That post was not at the top of my search results, and I can change that by only searching here. If you are trying to clean up AvXP2k8, you should go to that forum post and follow those instructions. There are other posts in the thread, but this was the one that worked for me. As always, your mileage may vary, so I am not liable for anything you do to your computer.
At least the user had the good sense to immediately report it, rather than try to self-fix the situation. Also, thanks to co-worker Matt Bussey for his assistance in researching the situation.