Hi, my computer’s operating system is Windows Vista. Recently, my computer acts improperly since I see this Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 installing into my computer. When I first find this security tool, I think it should be very suitable to protect my vista system. However, every time after it runs a full scanning, it just tells me those threats but cannot kill them. How is it going on? Is it really useful? I think it is very annoying and want to uninstall it from Control Panel, but it seems not there. How can I find it out and kick it off my computer?
Brief Introduction to This Program
Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014 is another member of FakeRean/Braviax family of rogue anti-virus programs. It mainly attacks computer running with Windows Vista operating system. The cyber criminals are qualified with professional computer knowledge to design this fake antivirus program to trick people into paying money to purchase a fake so-called upgrade version of this program. Therefore, this fake antivirus program is created to have the almost similar looking of many other legitimate antivirus programs. Many computer users are tricked by its looking and trust that it is a useful tool to protect computer. In fact, it is a rogue program which not only cannot safeguard computer and protect it from being infected with other viruses but also carry out series of harmful activities on computer.
Cyber criminals design this fake program Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014 to cheat people out of money. And in order to obtain this goal, cyber criminals will first design it to be able to automatically run a full scanning for system, which will make many users convince that it is a well-working antivirus. And once it finishes scanning, it will next display those threats to scare you and further to lead you to remove those infected files. However, when you click on Remove button, you will be asked to purchase a registered version or full version to continue the removal. In this case, your computer will be fine and has no viruses on it, but this fake program display fake message to scare you to convince you to but its fake program, then it can get your money, but you still get a fake and useless antivirus. That is why it is called rogue antivirus program. It just wants to cheat out of PC users’ money to collect more profit. And in fact, this fake antivirus program is a virus itself which will do harms to computer to destroy the operating system and create troubles to you.
This fake antivirus performs destructive activities on computer if you cannot uninstall it as soon as possible. It damages the main system files to make it be able to automatically pop up even under troubleshooting mode such as safe mode and safe mode with networking. Once it deeply roots into system, it will change and disable important system files or processes. In this aspect, Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014 virus can disable executable files or key files of antivirus, which will destroy firewall of antivirus and disable antivirus program. That means your antivirus will be useless. Moreover, it can gradually disable windows firewall. In addition, this fake security application blocks you access to security web sites in order to prevent you from downloading real removal tools and follow proper guide to delete it from the infected computer. What’s worse, when victims purchase this fake security application, they will real their banking details to cyber criminals, which will help cyber criminals access your bank account and extort your money. In a word, this fake antivirus program is a dangerous virus to put your computer security and financial security into bad condition. What you should do promptly is to eradicate it and install a real reputable antivirus program to protect your computer instead of a fake one.
A Screenshot of This Infection on Windows Vista OS (Fake Antivirus Alert)
Properties of the Fake Anti-virus Spyware
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and tap F8 key constantly when computer is booting back up to get safe mode options on the screen, use arrow keys to highlight the option you want to enter then press E/Enter key. * Usually, this rogue program will be disabled from automatically starting in safe modes. Users will be able to fix the Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014 problem without constantly blocks from the fake AV. If you are a Windows 8 user, click here and learn how to boot up Windows 8 to safe mode.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
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.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:
YouTube Video Removal Guide:
Once Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014 is installed to your computer it will be configured to run automatically along with the operating system, and each time when you start up your computer it will pretend to be computer internet security software to run and display fake security state of your computer to scare you. It aims at cheating out of your money by recommending you to purchase its fake full version. This fake antivirus also performs destructive activities on your computer. This fake program damages the main system files to make it be able to pop up even under troubleshooting mode such as safe mode and safe mode with networking. It damages some fatal system to slow down computer performance. What you should do promptly is to remove it and install a real reputable antivirus program to protect your computer instead of a fake one.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Vista Protection 2014 virus? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 17, 2014 9:28 pm