Do know something about Zorton XP Antivirus 2014? Recently, I found this program on my computer. It always ran automatically and did a scan on my computer. Then it sent me lots of viruses’ notification. I thought it is a good program. I did believe its notification. Then I did a complete scanning with Norton. But nothing was found. It is so weird. After that, I did a research for this antivirus program. A report said that this antivirus program is a bad stuff which is a fake program. I want to uninstall it from my computer. Unfortunately, I can’t find a useful way to remove it. What should I do now? Any suggestion will be so grateful.
Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 is a malicious fake antivirus application which is created to pretend to be a real antivirus program as its name which will give a deep impression for users. Many victims may be tricked by its name and then they will install this rogue antivirus software on their computer. This fake application is a breakneck virus. Once it installed on your computer, it will run automatically and do scan on your computer without your permission. Then it will show you lots false security alerts which may cheat you that if you want to remove all threats on your computer, you need to buy its full version so as to delete potential threats completely. If you believe messages and alerts it sent, you make a big mistake by doing so. As this rogue application is a fake antivirus program which will do nothing good on your computer but do lots of harmful things instead.
Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 may disguise itself as a legitimate security solution but in fact having nothing to do with the regular antivirus routine. This virus may be distributed by cyber hackers for the fake of attacking your computer system through different channels including torrent sites, software piracy sites and other similar illegal websites. If you get this rogue program on your computer, this virus may begin its action by displaying misleading notifications which may typically tell you about risky viruses on your computer. This virus has the ability to secretly download files which relate to other infections and modify your system so that the rogue software could conduct its purpose every time you reboot your computer. Otherwise, it is capable to disable your computer firewall. As a result, it is easily for other viruses to get into your computer then mess up your whole system. Therefore, you should be very careful with its scanners and alerts that are typically set to report about tens of different trojans, adwares and other viruses. As a matter of fact, this rogue antivirus displays identical alerts on every computer, so there is no reason for you to believe its notifications. In addition, it will deliberately cause performance problems on the infected computer such as browser redirects and frequent application crashes. This malicious virus is gradually pilfering millions of dollars from innocent computer users around the world. Hence, this infection is a serious threat for your system and personal finance, which needs to be removed immediately once you find it on your computer.
1) It will continue to show you popups of the fake antivirus screen;
2) It may display lots of security alerts reporting viruses in almost all files and programs;
3) It may ruin your computer security program which may lead to other infections gets the chance to access your computer.
4) You may be blocked from the popup virus screen constantly.
5) It may slow down your computer performance badly.
Removing the Zorton XP 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.
For those computers which are XP operating systems, you need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing anything.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
2. Stop the Processes Related to Zorton XP 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
Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 is completely vicious antivirus software which is designed by cyber criminals to hoax the innocent user to buy its product. Once it got into your computer, it may ruin your security software which will make other infections like Trojan, spyware, adware and keyloggers accessed your computer more easily. These viruses may steal sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc. Additionally, it may show your lots of fake security information which will make you feel so scared and then buy its product in order to remove all the viruses. You should not purchase the program but remove this program in time in case it does much harm on your computer.
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 1:07 pm