Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 Virus – Removal Instructions
Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 is a virus software from the Fakerean/Braveax family of computer viruses, and it is also one of a number of different Zorton viruses that seek to target Windows=based operating systems. Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014’s goal is to infect PCs running the Windows 8 operating system. It can be contracted onto one’s computer in a number of ways, most of which can be avoided with proper care and a solid firewall. The main way that a person can contract Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 is by downloading material from websites with questionable sources, as well as allowing pop-ups to come through on those kind of sites.
Popular, safe sites have security software which preventsZorton Win 8 Protection 2014 from attaching to their downloads, but smaller sites and illegally hosted websites usually do not have virus protection technology. The other way that Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 can be contracted onto one’s computer is through e-mail links. If a PC user doesn’t know where an e-mail comes from, they should never open the email or click any links in that email because virus creators can nest viruses into the links.
Once the Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 virus works its way into one’s computer, it will be a couple of days before there are any symptoms. During this time, the Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 virus makes a number of key changes to the PC’s registry (data center) which allow it to 1) be the first thing that opens every time the computer is started, and 2) prevent the PC user from accessing certain programs without the Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 software opening up. From there, the virus pretends that it is a Windows Corporation security software.
Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 will immediately run a scan on the PC which isn’t a real scan, and it will claim that there are a massive number of viruses and malware on the user’s computer which must be removed to restore PC functions. However, tZorton Win 8 Protection 2014 requires the user to pay a $90+ charge to fully “register” the software and remove the problems. In reality, Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014‘s creators are only hoping to steal credit card info of various PC users. Until the virus is removed from one’s Windows 8 PC, computer speeds will become worse and the virus will be more invasive as it makes further registry changes.
Step-by-Step Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the Zorton Win 8 Protection 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 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 Zorton 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 Zorton 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://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 Protection 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 Protection 2014:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 virus and protect you from future threats.