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Vista Antivirus 2014 removal instructions

What is Vista Antivirus 2014?

Vista Antivirus 2014 is fake antivirus software originating from a family of rogues called Braviax/FakeRean. This bogus program targets the Windows Vista operating system and infiltrates computers using detected security vulnerabilities. Following infection, this fake security scanner blocks execution of all installed software, disables the Task Manager, modifies the operating system registry files, and configures itself to start automatically on each system start-up. Vista Antivirus 2014 is merely an imitation of a legitimate antivirus program - this rogue software holds no virus definition database or any other features found in legitimate antivirus software.

   

LookThisUp removal instructions

What is LookThisUp?

Developed by Sea Bug LLC, LookThisUp is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by providing an advanced search feature. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that LookThisUp is considered to be adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) employed by LookThisUp to install on browsers without users' consent. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, LookThisUp generates numerous intrusive online advertisements that include search, banner, in-text, and pop-up ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

XP Antivirus 2014 removal instructions

What is XP Antivirus 2014?

XP Antivirus 2014 is a fake security scanner originating from a family of fake antivirus programs called Braviax/FakeRean. Cyber criminals responsible for releasing this scam hope that computer users will fall for the trickery displayed by this fake software and purchase the license key. When XP Antivirus 2014 infiltrates PCs via detected security vulnerabilities, it imitates the behaviour of a legitimate antivirus program and then generates a large list of supposedly-detected malware and viruses. Do not trust this detection list - it is a scam. None of the security infections indicated by XP Antivirus 2014 actually exist on your computer.

   

Win 8 Antispyware 2014 removal instructions

What is Win 8 Antispyware 2014?

Win 8 Antispyware 2014 is fake antivirus software that aims to sell a license key to PC users, supposedly to remove security infections, These infections, however, do not actually exist on users' systems. To achieve this deceptive goal, Win 8 Antispyware 2014 displays fake security scans and generates large lists of supposedly-detected malware and virus threats. Furthermore, this rogue antivirus program modifies the registry entries of infiltrated computers, disables execution of .exe files, blocks access to Internet browsers (by displaying fake security warning messages stating that legitimate websites are malicious), and configures itself to launch automatically on each system start-up. While Win 8 Antispyware 2014 has a professional user interface, it holds no virus definition database or virus scan engine - this is a scam created by cyber criminals to trick unsuspecting PC users into buying a useless 'full version'.

   

Win 8 Antivirus 2014 removal instructions

What is Win 8 Antivirus 2014?

Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is a fake antivirus program originating from a family of rogue security scanners called Braviax/FakeRean. This program was developed by cyber criminals and employs a deceptive strategy to coerce computer users into purchasing a useless license key. This program holds no virus scan engine or malware definition database, however, it performs 'security scans' and displays lists of identified security infections supposedly detected on users' PCs. This is a scam intended to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware and viruses. Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is merely an imitation of a legitimate antivirus program, and therefore, should not be trusted or purchased.

   

Win 8 Protection 2014 removal instructions

What is Win 8 Protection 2014?

Win 8 Protection 2014 is a fake security scanner originating from a family of rogue antivirus software called Braviax/FakeRean. This program was developed by cyber criminals to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware and attempting to coerce them into purchasing a 'full version' of Win 8 Protection 2014 to supposedly eliminate the threats. In fact, this rogue program performs no scans for computer security infections - it merely imitates this process and then displays a false detection list. Moreover, this malicious software modifies the infiltrated operating system, disables execution of installed programs, and disables the Task Manager. When infected with Win 8 Protection 2014, users are unable to access Internet - this rogue program blocks attempts to access websites, reporting that they are infected, and then offers to run a security scan.

   

Win 7 Protection 2014 removal instructions

What is Win 7 Protection 2014?

Win 7 Protection 2014 is bogus security software that attempts to scare unsuspecting PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware, Trojans, and viruses. This rogue antivirus software infiltrates computers without users' consent and imitates a legitimate security scanner by performing 'security scans' and displaying security warning messages. Note that Win 7 Protection 2014 holds no virus definition database, nor any features that would allow this program to detect any of the security infections listed. In fact, this malicious software runs fake security scans and imitates the detection of security infections that do not exist on the PC. This trickery has been known to coerce computer users into 'activating' (purchasing a full version of) this program.

   

Win 7 Antispyware 2014 removal instructions

What is Win 7 Antispyware 2014?

Win 7 Antispyware 2014 is a fake security scanner derived from a family of similar rogue programs called Braviax/FakeRean. This program was designed and developed by cyber criminals to make money from PC users who are tricked by this bogus software to purchase a useless license key. To achieve its deceptive goal of coercing computer users into buying the license key, the rogue performs fake security scans and delivers lists of supposedly-detected malware and Trojans. Furthermore, Win 7 Antispyware 2014 displays fake security warning messages and makes operating system registry modifications to further scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware.

   

TopBuyer removal instructions

What is TopBuyer?

TopBuyer is a potentially unwanted browser extension claiming to save time and money by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and displaying special deals/discounts available on shopping websites. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that TopBuyer is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This rogue browser extension employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' permission. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software, and for this reason, most users infect their computers with TopBuyer when downloading free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration, TopBuyer generates various intrusive online advertisements that include coupon, search, in-text, and interstitial ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

DiscountPlace removal instructions

What is DiscountPlace?

DiscountPlace is a rogue browser extension claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available on shopping websites. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that DiscountPlace is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) employed by DiscountPlace to install on Internet browsers. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, DiscountPlace generates various intrusive online advertisements including banner, coupon, in-text, and pop-up ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

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