Lately I’ve got a pop up program on my computer. It’s the Internet Security 2014 software. It looks like an antivirus to me but it doesn’t act like my other antivirus applications. Also, I don’t remember giving permission for this program to install and active on my computer. Is this a virus? Is my computer being attacked by some sort of scam? How do I verify that this Internet Security is a legit program? And if it’s not, how do I get rid of it?
Internet Security 2014 is, according to many computer users, a newly released version of the rogue antivirus program that has been reported to attack many computer owners for the past few hours. It can be considered as the updated version of Internet Security 2013 virus which shares many common characters with this former version. For starters, this Internet Security virus can get itself installed without consent from PC owners. So you don’t need to worry if computer has really gone bad according to the scanning tests provided by this fake program. This Internet Security 2014 is a huge scam that helps cyber criminals deceive lots of computer users and tries to get them to pay for its “Registered” or “Full” version which doesn’t even exist. Without any doubts, one shouldn’t trust what this application says or even do what it asks. Because if you do, you are about to be scammed for a big time!
Antivirus programs or PC protection/optimization tools are created by programmers to help vast computer users enhance their experience of utilizing computers. They are supposed to keep computers away from any cyber viruses. Hence, there is a huge amount of computer users who rely on these protection programs quite heavily, which gives cyber criminals the opportunities to benefit. Internet Security 2014 virus is their way of benefit from innocent computer users. By installing this unwanted program into many computers all around the world and making it report threats and errors to the PC owners, computer hackers can finally get the victims of this virus to pay. But the truth is, this Internet Security2014 is a rogue antivirus itself, so what it reports doesn’t represent the status of your computer. As a matter of fact, the reports given by this program are pre-designed statements trying to threaten computer users out of their minds. They are absolutely false about your computer’s situation.
Generally, this Internet Security 2014 virus and other fake antivirus programs are distributed through malicious web sites, links, malware and spyware, and even spam email attachments. With the ability to escape from most legit antivirus programs, it can get itself installed without permission from PC owners once computer users visit or land on one of these places. Once it’s successfully installed, it will pop up at no specific time and start running checks through your computer. This process is mostly non-stoppable, which will lead to the scanning result part where this Internet Security 2014 virus threatens you. You will be told by this program that your computer is in bad situation. Many infections and errors have been detected in your computer while the other antivirus programs haven’t detected anything making you wonder they might have stopped functioning. To get rid of all these problems detected in your computer, Internet Security2014 says it can help as long as you “Activate the software to protect it” or click on “Get full time protection now” button. Now we’re moving onto the payment part where you need to summit a certain amount of payment in order to “Activate” this fake antivirus program to let it help you remove all the detecting troubles and protect your PC ever since then. Up until now, you are being scammed if you follow what this program asks you to do.
*.Internet Security 2014 is a SCAM which is created to collect money from innocent Internet users. Here is the screenshot:
Fake alert generated by this Rogue program:
If you see any of these fake warning popping up at your system tray, feel free to ignore them altogether:
Internet Security 2014 Virus Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Internet Security 2014 Virus Firewall Alert
Internet Security 2014 Virus Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet. Internet Explorer Internet Browser is infected with worm SVCHOST.Stealth.Keyloger. This worm is trying to send your credit card details using Internet Explorer Internet Browser to connect to remote host.
Virus activity detected.
This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs. Click here to remove it immediately with Internet Security 2014 Virus.
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection! Click this message to install the last update of security software…
It blocks task manager and registry editor to prevent users from removing it manually.
It may cause browser redirection or even disable internet access as a result.
It uses Trojans to infiltrate your computer and will start its attack automatically each time you log in Windows.
It displays lots of false positives with annoying pop ups that you couldn’t stop it.
It occupies much of your CPU and opens up new gateways for other malware.
We kindly remind you that system restore is not a wise choice to remove such rogue program. Many computer users found that after they did a system restore, things are going to be worse. Not only did the computers freeze, but also lose their precious data. Furthermore, the virus may be still in the computer and made chaos secretly. Hence, it is recommended that using the manual approach below to get rid of Internet Security 2014 virus as soon as possible.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
Internet Security 2014 Virus is the upgrade version of Internet Security 2013 virus which is also a scam created to trick you into thinking your computer was severely infected. The virus maker just wants to bamboozle you into spending money on its full version before you realize that these warnings are fake. Thus, you should never spend any money on this fake security tool. When this virus is installed, it takes over your computer screen and loads automatically whenever you boot your Windows, you cannot stop it at all because it is able to inject a key in your registry allowing it to run automatically. It shows you a lot of fake security notifications that will pop up every other minute and they will drive you insane. The foremost goal of this virus is to mislead you into purchasing the useless product and then gain access to your credit card information and linked finances. Therefore, it is suggested users not click anywhere Internet Security 2014 suggests and not forget that this rogue only wants your money. Even if you pay for it, this virus will continue to damage your system until it crashes for good. Please follow the manual guide provided above to learn how to remove Internet Security 2014 Virus completely.
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Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on May 31, 2013 1:33 am | Fake Antivirus Removal Tips