How many antivirus programs in your computer and are you familiar with all of them? Did you allow the Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 to process the installation on your computer? If you did not do so, where did it come from? Why can it perform so many tasks without asking for you permission? It scans the whole computer system automatically and according to the results of the scan, your computer has been infected with a lot of virus infections. Is that true? Why don’t other antivirus programs in the computer say that? It seems difficult to uninstall the unwanted antivirus program. How to get rid of it completely?
Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 seems to be a regular antivirus program from its appearance and features. However, it is actually a fake antivirus program which is able to mess up your computer seriously and bring you a lot of troubles. Rogue antivirus software viruses have become a kind of major computer problem recently. They have many things in common. Generally speaking, they are usually disguised as a computer protection tool that can provide virus protection and maintenance of computer performance for computer users to clean up junk files. And with the help of the professional design by cyber criminals, they manage to fool the many computer users from all over the world. As long as the computer is infected, the system becomes fragile, which means that many other dangerous infections from the Internet can slip into the computer easily. The final purpose of the rogue software is money. In other words, they help cyber criminals to collect money from computer users. All the security alerts they show on the computer are fake which are just to convince you to buy the useless complete version or the activation code.
Similar to Win 8 Antispyware 2014 and Vista Protection 2014, Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 has its own certain target. Computers running Windows 7 operating system will be targeted especially when the computers become vulnerable due to improper online behaviors by computer users. Even if there really is a legitimate antivirus program in the computer, the rogue virus still can enter the computer furtively. Designed specifically by cyber criminals, it has the ability to bypass many well-known antivirus programs. When the time is right, it even can replace those legitimate antivirus programs! So, you should not hesitate to get rid of this unnecessary rogue software. The longer it stays in your computer, the more troubles it can bring to the computer.
Basically, victims of this computer rogue scam virus will see and experience:
1) constant popups of the fake antivirus screen;
2) lots of security alerts reporting viruses in almost all files and programs;
3) constant blocks from the pop-up virus screen;
4) a rather slow computer.
Removing the Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 seems to be difficult for ordinary computer users, even those famous antivirus programs cannot do that successfully. Hence, manual removal can ensure that the stubborn virus will be gone completely. As mentioned above, manual removal needs professional knowledge, because the lack of experience may cause errors resulting in some other unpredictable problems. The following guide provides a general concept of the removal. You may not be able to find out some certain files for the virus can be changed. If you fear the loss of important data, please consider making a backup before starting the removal.
1. Restart the Infected Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
(* Usually the malware will be temporarily disabled in Safe Mode which will provide users a chance to get this problem fixed. If you are still getting the virus popup in safe mode with networking, please try safe mode with command prompt instead.)
Restart your computer, immediately, quickly and repeatedly hit F8 key before the Windows start-up screen shows. Select “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press Enter key.
2. Stop the Processes Related to Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 in Windows Task Manager
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together and end the virus processes in the Processes tab of Windows Task Manager.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get Run window
(2). Type Control Panel in the Run window and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(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 take effect, then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete or adjust all the related registry entries of Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 scam virus
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together to get the Run box, type in ‘regedit’ then click OK, Registry Editor window will pop up
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this fake Antivirus
In conclusion: How does the Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 get in the computer? For example, when you watch pornography online in some corrupted web sites, the virus may slip on the computer without your permission. A lot of unknown free applications also contain the virus. When it successfully enters into the computer, it will pop up immediately to take over your computer. A false scan will start automatically. Although you do not want the scan, you are unable to do anything until the scan is done. After that, you are reported that many viruses are lurking on your computer. However, other famous legal antivirus programs in the computer cannot find what the rogue virus finds. It claims that you need to pay for its registered version so that you can clear all the infections and enjoy good computer protection. In fact, the scan result it shows is false and the registered version does not exist. Don’t be fooled! If you pay for it, you will lose your money and your computer is still controlled by it. Therefore, the correct way is to remove it as soon as possible.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on November 20, 2014 8:48 am