Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 Virus – Removal Instructions
Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is a scareware program created as a scam by cybercriminals. It is intended to frighten computer users into purchasing a fake licensing key that is supposed to open the ultimate protection of the nonexistent full version of the scareware. While the Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 scareware is not malicious in the sense that it does not do any actual damage to your computer, it does block any other programs from operating. However, once Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is removed, your computer and software will return to operating normally. There will be no permanent damage to your computer, your software programs, or your personal files. Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 may be installed on your computer through an e-mail attachment or a link in an e-mail.
You may have seen a pop-up window on an illegitimate site or on a hacked legitimate site for a fake online security scanner that claimed to have detected hundreds of viruses on your computer and that offered a free download of the scareware to solve the problem. Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 may also appear as a fake update to some other program, or it may be bundled with other illegitimate software on shareware sites. Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 has been deliberately designed to appear to have been created by Microsoft, however Microsoft maintains only the Microsoft Security Essentials program.
Once Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is installed, it modifies your computer’s registry files and configures itself to run automatically each time you start your computer. When you start your computer, Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 opens a window and appears to run a scan that then reports that it has discovered a large number of viruses, trojans, and other malware infecting your computer. These threats do not actually exist on your computer; Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 displays the same list on every computer on which it is installed. When you attempt to use the free version of Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 to remove the listed threats, you receive a message that you must purchase the ultimate protection of the full version.
Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 also blocks you from running any other programs to prevent you from running a legitimate antivirus or antimalware program that would detect and remove Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014. Upon blocking other programs, Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 displays a security warning or error message that warns that malware or a virus has been detected and the program has been shut down to protect the computer. Again, it recommends purchasing the full version. The intention is not just to trick you into sending money to the creators of this program, but also to trick you into providing them with your banking or credit card information through your purchase.
Step-by-Step Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the virus is running Microsoft’s “Windows 8” operating system, please use this Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions page.
1. Restart the Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
The Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 Virus Removal software.
How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
a. Turn off the computer and wait 1 minute
b. Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the “F8” button multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced options menu
c. When the Windows Advanced options menu appears, select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press “ENTER”
2. Install Spyhunter 4
The software we recommend to remove Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014 has received awards for its virus removal capabilities and is used by millions worldwide.
Install Spyhunter 4:
a. Click the “Windows” key and the “R” key to open the Run box (See Image below)
b. Type the following into the Run Command box: iexplore http://www.virushelpcenter.com/fix and press “ENTER”
c. After pressing “OK” the installation will begin and you will be asked to “Run” or “Save”- Select “RUN”
3. Complete the Scan and Remove the Virus
The software will automatically begin the scanning process and once completed will show the results of all the infections found. Please Note: the scan results will show the files names and not the actual name of the particular virus.
Fully remove Rango Win 8 Antivirus 2014:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the virus and protect you from future threats.