Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 Virus – Removal Instructions
Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 is a virus that would fall in the “fake anti-virus” category. Security experts have classified it as part of the FakeRead/Braviax family of virus infections. Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 targets computers that are running the Windows 7 operating system. Computers can become infected through various methods, such as by downloading and running an infected program from the Internet, or by visiting a website that has been maliciously designed to automatically download and run Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 without the user’s permission. Once Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 manages to take hold on a user’s computer, the virus will show windows that are made to resemble a real anti-virus program.
Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 will then try to scare users into paying for the full version of the program, although it should be known that Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 is a completely fake anti-virus tool. It does not actually have the capability to remove any viruses from the user’s computer and all of the supposed warnings that it shows are completely made up and thus do not mean that any real threats have been found.
Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 is designed to run automatically whenever your computer starts. It will pretend to run a security scan of your system and then display various alarming messages that are completely fake. Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 may tell you that your system has been “hijacked”, that hackers are taking over your computer and may commit identity theft, that trojans which steal private information have been detected or that your computer is at risk. In order to make removal difficult, Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 will modify the way your web browser works so that it displays fake warnings whenever you try to access various websites.
Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 may also block certain programs from running and will display fake notifications that viruses have been detected on your PC at random time. Even if you close them, these popups will keep reappearing. All of this is designed to scare you into paying for the full version of Zorton Win XP Protection 2014, which is also completely fake. None of the security threats reported by Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 are real, as it doesn’t perform any security verifications or scans on your computer.
Step-by-Step Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the Zorton Win XP 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 XP 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 XP 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 XP 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 XP 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 XP Protection 2014:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the Zorton Win XP Protection 2014 virus and protect you from future threats.