Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 Virus – Removal Instructions
Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 is a virus that presents itself as an anti-virus program. It is part of the FakeRean/Braviax group of fake anti-virus programs and can infect any computer that runs the Windows 8 operating system. Researchers have classified Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 as a rogue anti-virus application, because it attempts to imitate the look and feel of certain legitimate computer security software applications, while being completely bogus and doing nothing to protect your computer from viruses, malware and spyware. Fake anti-virus and anti-malware tools like Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 are nothing new and have been around for more than a decade now.
Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 and other viruses in it’s family practically all work in a way, which is displaying an interface that is designed to confuse the user that they are real computer security tools, then try to pressure the user into buying the “full version” of the tool in order to “remove security threats” that were supposedly found on their computer. Anybody that actually falls for Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 and purchases the so-called full version of the software will simply be wasting their money, as they will not get a real anti-virus program in return and risk having their computer infected by other viruses.
Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 can infect a computer through different sources. If it appeared on your computer, you most likely have gotten it from a program that you may have downloaded from a website, or by visiting a malicious website that has been set up to take advantage of security vulnerabilities in certain browsers. Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 will modify your system so that it runs every time you start your computer. It will then present fake notifications that state your computer is infected by certain viruses.
In order to make the threats appear more realistic, Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 will pretend to run a “security scan” of your system and then display results that are completely fictitious. You will then be presented with the option of paying so that these supposed security threats are removed from your system by paying for the full version. Even if you attempt to close it, Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 is designed to keep running in the background and will present various messages that are designed to falsely scare you into thinking your computer’s security is at risk, all in an effort to scam you out of your money.
Step-by-Step Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Sirius Win 8 Protection 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 Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the Sirius Win 8 Protection 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 Sirius Win 8 Protection 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 Sirius Win 8 Protection 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.