Hi, I thought my computer seem to get infected with some kind of virus, but I don’t figure out what is it. However, I now can explain the issue to you. I know my computer is in unsafe condition, because this Sirius Win 8 Antivirus 2014 always pops up and makes a full scan and tells me my computer is infected with several threats. I do really worry about my computer, but every time when I click this security tool to kill all infected files, it cannot kill them at all. Moreover, it always automatically runs to fully scan and reports the same infection again and again. So would you guys help me to check if my computer gets some viruses and tell me if this application is really useful. I am confused now.
Brief Introduction to This Program
Sirius Win 8 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 is a program classified as a fake or rogue antivirus program which cannot safeguard users’ computer at all. On the contrary, it can bring more harmful and destructive activities on computer. Sirius Win 8 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 belongs to FakeRean/Braviax family of fake anti-virus programs which is mainly designed to invade computer running with operating system including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 to display fake security condition of computer to scare users and trick users into purchasing fake advanced version of this program. At first sight, this antivirus application seems to be legit since it also has functions as those professional antivirus programs have. Therefore, many victims trust it soon.
Once this rogue antivirus is installed to your computer it will be configured to run automatically as soon as the operating system runs, and each time when you start up your computer, it will soon run a full scanning automatically and display fake security state of your computer to scare you. When you see many threats in your computer, you will worry much about your computer and want to kill those threats to give computer a clean condition. Therefore, many users will quickly click on Remove button. However, this fake program aims at cheating out of your money by recommending you to purchase its fake full version. Those message about the threats on your computer is actually fake and even your computer is good and doesn’t have any viruses, but this fake antivirus is tricky and use this message to scare users to make them convince that their computer have been infected with virus. Thus victims will trust it and choose to buy so-called registered version or full version. Even though you purchase the so-called advanced version and your computer really has some viruses, this fake antivirus cannot detect the real threats and remove them, because it is a virus itself. What’s worse, it will perform more evil activities on computer.
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, it 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 8 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 Win 8 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 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 Win 8 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 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 Win 8 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 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 Win 8 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 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 Win 8 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 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 Win 8 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 virus? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on November 17, 2014 4:02 pm