Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 Virus – Removal Instructions
Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 is a type of virus that targets computers running the Windows XP operating system. Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 is a fake anti-virus program whose main purpose is to make computer users believe that their system is facing various security threats and tries to convince them that they should immediately pay for the full version of the program. Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 was recently discovered by security researchers and is part of a family of similar viruses that infect computers that run on Windows operating systems.
Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 displays windows and messages that are designed to imitate the interface of a legitimate anti-virus program. However, everything shown by Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 is completely fake and the program doesn’t actually have the capability to provide any virus protection or remove any viruses from a computer, even if users pay to upgrade to the full version. As such, Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 is a scam whose main purpose is to scare users into giving their money to the creators of the virus.
Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 can infect a computer in various ways, the most common ones are when a user downloads and runs an infected program or visits a malicious website. Once Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 runs on the user’s computer for the first time, it will make various modifications to the system that are designed to make it difficult to get rid of it. Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 will modify Windows so that it runs every time the computer is started. Even if a user tries to close its main window or any of the messages it presents, it will keep on running in the background.
Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 will show various fake notifications which claim that the computer is infected by viruses or that it is vulnerable to attack by hackers. These notifications may appear at random, or may show up when a program is opened. Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 also has the ability to change the behavior of web browsers to display fake security notification when the user tries to browse the Internet. All the messages presented are made to scare the user into believing there is a genuine security threat on their system.
Step-by-Step Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the Zorton Win XP 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 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 Zorton 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 Zorton 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://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 XP 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 XP Antivirus 2014:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 virus and protect you from future threats.