Hey, I just installed a new antivirus program Win 8 Antispyware 2014 on my computer a few days ago, but in these two days, there is always security warning popping up from this antivirus, and I also use it to catch those virus it mentioned, but when I restart my computer to refresh, those annoying security warning still show up unstoppably. Even though this antivirus often scans my computer, I do feel that my computer performs slower than before. I even cannot open any webpage. I guess my computer might have got some malwares or viruses. How does it happen? I have antivirus on my PC. Doesn’t it really have ability to protect my computer? How can I do now? Please help!

Brief Introduction to Win 8 Antispyware 2014

Win 8 Antispyware 2014 is a fake antivirus program and has not any ability to protect your computer from being infected with other malwares or virus, but instead it will put your computer into a more dangerous situation. It disguises as a powerful computer security tool to make people trust. And many computer users ear cheated by its looking for it is designed to have the same appearance as many other famous antivirus programs have. As a matter of fact, it is a fake thing which not only cannot protect your computer from being attacked by other viruses, but also bring damages to your computer. No matter what the real fact is on your computer it will display different threats detected on its window. It locks up the main screen by running a full scan or keeps giving you the scaring alert of virus infections and system bugs. Of course, all the detections are created by the fake antivirus itself to scare people and it also recommends people to buy its full version to delete all viruses completely. And many people will trust it, because PC users are worried about their computer safety when they see so many threats showing. Actually if you choose to buy its fake full version, you will find that Win 8 Antispyware 2014 does no good to you computer and cannot remove the viruses at all, because it is a virus itself. It detects and scans your computer in order to disable more and more important system programs and destroy computer security to create more vulnerability, which will create more opportunities for other viruses to get onto your vulnerable system. So what you should do first is to figure out a way to remove it completely from your computer before it does more damages to your PC.

From the above introduction, we can surely believe that Win 8 Antispyware 2014 is obviously a fake antivirus that is mainly designed to cheat money. This malicious fake AV is released by unknown third parties online to scam average PC users by reporting a series of fake security alerts to them. It is mainly from those malicious websites and bundled into unknown freeware or application. When you visit suspicious websites, you may meet the following situation. There are alerts showing up during your browsing and these alerts inform you about available updates or free security scanning. You may be asked to click download button to update Java, Flash Player, Video or Itune etc. If you believe those fake messages and follow what it instructs, you may download this Win 8 Antispyware 2014 on your computer to mess up operating system. Besides, spam email is also a good way for this fake antivirus to infect computer. There are different suspicious links in the spam email and the email also tells you something attractive to lure you. Don’t be trust those fake message in spam emails, just to delete it from your inbox, otherwise you will be trouble with this virus. Therefore, whatever strange and ridiculous message you receive online, you should keep an eye on it and think it over. Don’t trust those scaring message; it is just a deceptive trick to defraud money.

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 Win 8 Antispyware 2014. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

A Screenshot of Win 8 Antispyware 2014 Virus (Fake Antivirus Alert)

win-8-antispyware-2014

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 Win 8 Antispyware 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. 

Safe-mode-with-Networking

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.

safe mode system choose

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.

windows_xp_safe_mode_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 Win 8 Antispyware 2014, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

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.

XP-control-panel-add

Then try to find Win 8 Antispyware 2014, highlight it and choose Remove.

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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\
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:

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Conclusion:

Once Win 8 Antispyware 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. It 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 Win 8 Antispyware 2014 virus? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on September 22, 2014 1:33 pm

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