Computer gets infected with Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 and gets alerts from the malware that your PC is unguarded against known viruses and can be infected? Need help to fix the Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 malware infection? This article provides step by step removal instruction for the malware virus. Please read more.
What is Zorton XP Antivirus 2014?
Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 is malicious program which starts a fake virus scanning on your computer automatically once settled on your PC. It is designed to scam random compromiser into purchasing the malicious programs by displaying fake scanning result.
Security level: Medium
Spreading level: High
Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 is mainly distributed through hacked websites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer or as Trojans disguises as a normal programs that is necessary for your to view an online video, or as online scanners that deceives you to download. Once settled on the target computer, Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 will start a scan automatically on your PC, and then alerts you that your computer is severely infected as displaying in image below:
If you click on the “Remove All” button to get rid of the detected infections, Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 will pop-up you a windows which asks you to activate antivirus to get full protection against malicious, virus, spyware and unwanted software as image below.
Moreover, by infected with Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 rogueware, in order to protect itself from being removed, you may unable to access certain website especially websites that offer standard antivirus, anti-malware programs, and, you may also not be allowed to run your normal applications. When you try to use an antivirus program, the rogue will terminate it and then display a bogus alert that states the program is infected. The bogus message you will see:
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
Severe System Damage!
Spyware and viruses detected in the background. Sensitive system components under attack! Data loss, identity theft and system corruption are possible. Act now, click here for a free security scan.
System security was found to be compromised. Your computer is now infected. Attention, irreversible system changes may occur. Private data may get stolen. Click here now for an instant anti-virus scan.
Zorton Win XP Antivirus 2014 Alert
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected.
Beware! Spyware infection was found. Your system security is at risk. Private information may get stolen, and your PC activity may get monitored. Click for an anti-spyware scan.
Please not that all the scanning results as well as the pop-up warning message are fake and can be ignore. The purpose of this program is scaring you into purchasing the malware program. You should by no means trust the bogus alerts and take action to remove Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 as soon as possible with free removal guide below.
How to Get Rid of Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 Malware?
Step 1 > Download and transfer the antivirus or antimalware program to kill the virus infection.
The malware you infected might prevent you from downloading files. We recommend you to download files that needed to kill the malware from another computer and transfer them via a CD/DVD, USB flash drive or external drive to the infected computer.
Step 2 >Install the automatic remover-Anvi Smart Defender to scan out and remove the Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 residing files of the infection.
Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful anti-malware program which is designed to detect and remove virus, malware, Trojan, worms and PUP. You are highly recommended to download and install the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender to remove any possible potential unwanted program related to Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 rogueware.
1. Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-malware software.
2. After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate possible virus infection file. Anvi Smart Defender will scan registry objects automatically to make sure your registry entries are clean and neat.
3. Once the scan is over, you can click view button to check the detail information of the detection. Please make sure to click “Remove” button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
Step 3 > Restart the computer to normal mode as required after you removing Zorton XP Antivirus 2014 and the computer would turn back to normal now.
Rogueware listed below are from the same family, it displays different names depednding on the version of Windows it is installed on. The guide work on all of the following rogueware removal.
Zorton XP Antivirus 2014
Zorton XP Protection 2014
Zorton Vista Antivirus 2014
Zorton Vista Protection 2014
Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014
Zorton Win 7 Protection 2014
Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014
Zorton Win 8 Protection 2014