Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 Virus – Removal Instructions
Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 is a virus from the Braviax malware family, or the FakeRean family. The Braviax/FakeRean family is a family composed of rogue antivirus software that poses as legitimate threat removal tools. Like the rest of the Braviax family, the Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 name can morph based on the operating system of the intended target computer. Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 can come bundled with adware unintentionally installed on the computer by the user. It can also infect computers using peer-to-peer sharing, pirated material, video codecs, fake Windows updates, website banners and email downloads.
Users can be prompted by pop ups that insist a free system scan is necessary. Using Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 does the exact opposite of what it promises and what the user intends. It’s created by cybercriminals with the intention of exploiting systems. The users who install Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 ‘malware protection’ program leave their private information in danger of discovery and their computer with a series of issues that compromise their system security and impair their computer use.
Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 works by first disguising itself as a useful security scanner that alerts users to threats on their computer. Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 is downloaded onto the computer by the user or with illegal installations, and it begins to give off persistent warnings. Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 warns against high-risk malware that is supposedly infecting the computer. The virus display area has a preset list of dangerous and real viruses to scare the user.
Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 prompts the user into purchasing a full version of the malware scanner. In purchasing the license key, the user gives up sensitive information in the hopes of ending fake threats. The user is provided with a useless license key after purchasing the software. Instead of the unlocked version of Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 being the solution to the malware problem, though, it is the problem. The Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 virus locks computer processes, prevents programs from loading, disables Internet access, disables task managers, modifies permissions and modifies registries so that users have a hard time accessing anything helpful on their computers.
Step-by-Step Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the Zorton Win Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista Protection 2014:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the Zorton Win Vista Protection 2014 virus and protect you from future threats.