Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 Virus – Removal Instructions
Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is a computer virus from the Braviax/FakeRean family that misleads the user into thinking that there are threats on the computer. Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 pretends to be a computer optimization tool that helps the user locate and solve various problems on a computer. Some users may think that it is a legitimate program and think that their computer is really infected. Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 will show popups saying that a computer threat has been detected and to run a full scan to detect and remove the threats.
Once Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 has detected the fake threats, the virus program tries to trick the user into purchasing the full version in order to remove the infected files. However, this tactic is the only purpose of the computer virus. The fees paid to gain access to the full version of Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 goes straight into the pocket of the developer of the virus, and it will not remove any of the threats that were detected since the threats were not real. The only real threat is the fake computer optimization tool itself. Users who pay the fee are putting their personal information at risk, and they may become a victim of identity theft or credit card fraud.
Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is a serious threat that will hide in files already on the computer in order to protect itself from being detected by a legitimate computer virus program. It will also prevent some programs from running correctly, including antivirus programs. Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 also won’t let the user visit some websites, stating that they are infected with malware. The virus is often downloaded onto a computer running Windows 8 without the user knowing, and it hides in e-mail attachments, ads on a website or through files on social media websites.
Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is also downloaded when a fake notification shows up in a browser stating that flash must be updated in order to view the website or a video on the website. Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 modifies the computers’ registry and will change the permission policies, leaving the computer at risk of being infected by additional malware or viruses. Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 could eventually lead to a loss of data on the computer, and may eventually cause the computer from loading. The Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 threat is a high risk, high level threat that should be removed as soon as possible to prevent personal information from being accessible by third parties.
Step-by-Step Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 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 Zorton 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 Zorton 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 Zorton 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://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 Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 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 Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 virus and protect you from future threats.