Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 Virus – Removal Instructions
Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 is a piece of malware that is based upon a family of malware known as Win32/FakeRean. Once loaded onto your system, Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 masquerades as a piece of security software, asking you to pay to unlock it after it has finished scanning your hard drive and finding errors that probably do not exist. For those unlucky enough to go online and pay to unlock Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014, the outcome is that they do not get any solutions that they need to remove actual problems that may exist.
The Win32/FakeRean family goes by many different names, but each iteration does essentially the same thing: loads onto your system illegally, opens up without asking during your work session, loads on startup and doesn’t allow other activity without closing it several times, and asks for money to resolve existing system issues. This Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 software is designed to infect any Windows computer.
Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 is one of those programs that hackers and malware purveyors tie to bad websites and download areas. If you accidentally visit those sites or if you download software from a non-protected shareware or freeware site, you will run the risk of downloading it. Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 also pays to avoid clicking links on e-mail from parties that you do not know. If it does infect your machine, the name Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 shows up on the title bar when the program launches.
Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 then shows you a standard anti-virus menu with a set of tools. Do not use the tools, instead try and close the software or shut down the process that is being used to run it. You can shut down processes by going to the control panel and then choosing Administrative Tools, and then clicking on Services. Once the Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 software is no longer running, you can look into updating your system to add an anti-malware package to get remove it. The reason you can’t just remove Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 from the remove programs menu is that it is designed to evade that process.
Step-by-Step Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Sirius Win XP 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 Sirius Win XP 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 Sirius Win XP 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 Sirius Win XP 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 Sirius Win XP 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.