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Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014

Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 removal instructions

What is Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014?

Zorton 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 then coerce them into purchasing a 'full version' of Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014 to supposedly eliminate the threats. This rogue program performs no scans for computer security infections - it merely imitates this process and then displays a false detection list. Furthermore, this malicious software modifies the operating system, disables execution of installed programs, and disables the Task Manager. When computers are infected with Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014, users are unable to access Internet - this rogue program blocks access to websites, reports that they are infected, and then offers to run a security scan.

   
Websearch.searchmania.info Redirect

Websearch.searchmania.info redirect removal instructions

What is websearch.searchmania.info?

The websearch.searchmania.info browser hijacker installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies Internet browser settings including the homepage and default search engine domains. Furthermore, this adware installs several browser 'helper objects', which block attempts to roll back these changes. At time of research, the websearch.searchmania.info browser hijacker was 'bundled' with free programs and files available for download from free file sharing websites. Developers of freeware promote this browser hijacker using a deceptive installer, which tricks unsuspecting computer users into installing browser settings-modifying adware together with the free software.

   
DigiHelp Adware

DigiHelp removal instructions

What is DigiHelp?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, DigiHelp is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling features such as comparison shopping and coupons. This may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, be aware that DigiHelp is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program. This rogue extension employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. After successful infiltration on Internet browsers, DigiHelp generates numerous intrusive online advertisements including transitional, search, pop-up, interstitial, full-page, and banner ads. Clicking advertisements generated by DigiHelp is likely to cause further high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
Faster Light Adware

Faster Light removal instructions

What is Faster Light?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Faster Light is a rogue browser extension claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other similar functions. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Faster Light is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) employed by Faster Light to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Faster Light delivers intrusive online ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Zorton XP Antivirus 2014

Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 removal instructions

What is Zorton XP Antivirus 2014?

Zorton 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 Zorton 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 Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 actually exist on your computer.

   
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Rad Raven removal instructions

What is Rad Raven?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, Rad Raven is a rogue browser extension claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other features. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Rad Raven is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this rogue browser plug-in employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install Rad Raven on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Rad Raven generates intrusive online ads such as banner, search, interstitial, pop-up, transitional, and full-page ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will lead to further high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014

Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 removal instructions

What is Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014?

Zorton 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 intended 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 PCs. This is a scam designed to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware and viruses. Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is merely an imitation of a legitimate antivirus program, and therefore, should not be trusted or purchased.

   
Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014

Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 removal instructions

What is Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014?

Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 is a security program that should not be trusted - it is a scam released by cyber criminals. This fake antivirus software is designed to scare PC users into believing that their computers have been infected with malware and viruses. To achieve this deceptive goal, Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 uses fake security scans, fake malware detection lists, and fake security warning messages. The program usually installs on PCs without users' consent and starts a security scan, which results in the detection of various high-risk spyware threats. Furthermore, this rogue software modifies the registry entries of the infected operating system and blocks execution of installed software. The creators of this scam aim to give the impression that Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 is the only software able to save your PC from security threats. In fact, none of the detected viruses or malware exist on your computer - this bogus program is designed to make you to believe the opposite in order to sell its useless license key.

   
Pirated software has been detected - Virus

"Pirated software has been detected" ransomware removal instructions

What is the "This computer was automatically blocked. Reason: Pirated software has been detected" message?

The 'Pirated software has been detected' message blocks computer systems demanding payment of a fine for supposedly owning pirated software. This is a scam, a ransomware virus that infiltrates operating systems via drive-by downloads, exploit kits, infected email attachments, and fake downloads (for example, rogue video players, or fake Flash updates). After successful infiltration, this malicious program blocks the computer screen with a message stating that pirated content was detected and that the user must pay a 500 EUR (or 500 CAD) fine using bitcoins within three days to avoid criminal charges and arrest. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam aim to trick PC users into believing that they have committed law violations and must pay the fine as a consequence. In fact, no international authorities (including the Department of Justice) use screen blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations.

   
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SensePlus adware removal instructions

What is SensePlus?

Created by Object Browser, SensePlus is a potentially unwanted application claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by displaying various coupons and deals when visiting shopping websites. While this added functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that SensePlus is adware that infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) when free software is downloaded from the Internet. The creators of this rogue browser plug-in employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, most computer users install SensePlus inadvertently without their consent. At time of research, this rogue add-on was promoted through fake Java and browser update downloads.

   

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