Hi there. I have a problem on my computer and really need some help. I was trying to find a free TV program and mistakenly downloaded Win 8 Antivirus 2014 on my computer. I looked it up and found it was a fake antivirus product but I cannot uninstall it. It is not listed in control panel. Now I keep receiving pop-ups claiming that there is some sort of virus or hack, and if I try to remove it, I have to purchase something. I can’t go onto the Internet, or do anything. I heard that I’m supposed to end a process on something using task manager but the virus won’t let me open it at all!! It is really frustrating. What should I do now?
Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is categorized as rogue antivirus program that is identical to other rogue security programs from the same line, including Win 7 Antivirus 2014, Vista Antivirus 2014 and XP Antivirus 2014. In most cases, computers users got infected with this rogue program because they have been downloading something from the internet. This rogue program can be bundled with those useful applications users downloaded so the unwary users are tricked into downloading them. Once installed, this virus will add malicious registry entries to launch itself every time you start Windows. Although it looks as if those trustworthy anti-virus programs, it can only pretend to detect or remove infections, and has no functional redeeming features. In another word, Win 8 Antivirus 2014 doesn’t have any capabilities for detecting viruses or other PC threats. It only uses scare tactics that feeds you fake malware alerts and make you purchase its software. As mentioned above, this rogue program is not trusted to disinfect your PC and certainly should never be purchased.
Win 8 Antivirus 2014 malware uses a potent combination of misleading attacks against your PC to encourage you to spend money on a fake ‘full’ version of its software. Once it is running, it blocks most your legitimate programs and generates fake security notifications when you try to run them. The popups claim that your PC contains dozens of viruses that can damage your system and also recommend you to purchase a full version to fix all the problems. This virus is destructive and it almost disables any executable files on the computer. When you try to get online or run security tool, it will terminate it automatically and show you the following error message:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server
Installing this rogue program can lead you to a desperate situation. The only thing you are allowed to do is to buy this useless product. Just be careful! Paying Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is not an option for PC users to protect the computer and remove all those non-existent viruses. If you pay the money to register the full version, you’ll find this program does nothing to remove any viruses because it hasn’t virus database at all. The only thing you’ll experience is money loss and possible identity theft. For the sake of your computer security, you have to uninstall this rogue program immediately.
At the first beginning, Win 8 Antivirus 2014 malware will run a scan automatically when you start Windows, and the results of the scan are always the same. It claims that your computer is heavily infected and compromised by malware and spyware. And if you want to get rid of all these viruses, you only need to purchase the full version. Besides, each time when you try to launch a program, it pops up fake security alert to block you from accessing. Many victims are fooled by it due to its tricky actions, this fake anti-virus can not give you any security at all. You should get rid of this virus as soon as possible.
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 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.
It can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly.
It is able to allow remote hacker access the compromised system for illicit purpose
1. Restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking
Guides in Windows 8
(1). Sign out to get log-in screen
(2). Hold Shift key and then click Restart at the same time.
(3). It brings you to ‘Choose An Option’ screen. Choose ‘troubleshoot’.
(4). Click on ‘Advance Options’
(5). Click on ‘Startup Settings’
(6). Click on ‘Restart’
(7). Press 5 or F5 key to ‘Enable safe mode with networking’
Then you can get into safe mode with networking in Windows 8
2. Stop virus processes in Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
(3). and then scroll down to end process of Win 8 Antivirus 2014
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Win 8 Antivirus 2014.
Published by & last updated on September 22, 2014 9:30 am