What is Win 8 Protection 2013?
Win 8 Protection 2013 is a fake security application which can be installed without your approval while browsing insecure websites, after downloading spam emails or clicking on fraudulent links. Like other fake anti-virus programs, Win 8 Protection 2013 pretends that it can professionally maintain the system of the computer which can be done if you register the program. If you really want to protect the computer, remove this cunning application and install a legitimate security tool.
What does Win 8 Protection 2013 do?
Win 8 Protection has been designed to look like a real program for Windows 8. The interface of the program resembles Windows 8; the program has different sections, including Internet Security, Personal Security and Proactive Defense. Most important, the malicious program imitates system scans, presents simulated results and displays fake security alerts. These actions are performed in order to make the user think that his/her computer is heavily infected with such threats as Trojan-Spy.HTML.Bankfraud, Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Agent.x, Email-Worm.VBS.Peach and many others.
In order to get your money, criminals have to convince you that you desperately need the full version of the program. As a result, Win 8 Protection 2013 displays bogus warnings which are supposed to push you in to activating the application. Below you will find how the fake alerts look like:
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.
Win 8 Protection 2013
Activate your copy right now and get full real-time protection with Win 8 Protection 2013!
Click REGISTER to register your copy of Win 8 Protection 2013 and perform threat removal on your system. The list of infections and vulnerabilities detected will become available after registration.
Win 8 Protection 2013 Alert
Win 8 Protection 2013 has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
This program is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Windows recommend Activate Win 8 Protection 2013
Click "Yes, Activate…" to register your copy of Win 8 Protection 2013 and perform threat removal on your system.Yes, activate Win 8 Protection 2013 (Recommended)
No, Continue unprotected (Dangerous)
Do not worry if you cannot access the Internet via Internet Explorer. You will be able to browse the Internet after you have removed Win 8 Protection 2013 from the PC.
The threat which is trying to deceive you belongs to the group of malware that changes their names according to the operating system. For example, there are such fake programs as Win 8 Defender 2013, Win 7 Security 2013, Vista Security 2013 and many others. None of these programs present factual information, so if you do not want to be one of those unlucky users who have lost their money by paying for the registered version, remove Win 8 Protection 2013 from the computer right now.
How to remove Win 8 Protection 2013?
When we see that there are two options for removing the unwanted application, we try to present them as clearly as possible, and in the case of Win 8 Protection 2013, we admit that you can remove the rogue program either by following the instructions which are presented below or by implementing a spyware removal tool. The first option should be exercised only by experienced computer troubleshooters, whereas the second option can be chosen by everyone. If you do not want to waste your time, implement a reliable spyware removal tool.
Automatic Win 8 Protection 2013 removal
Automatic removal is by far the easiest way to get rid of the infection. Before you download and install our recommended spyware removal tool SpyHunter, try entering one of the following activation keys into an appropriate field in order to disable annoying pop-ups:
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Manual Win 8 Protection 2013 removal
If you feel that you can remove the rogue anti-virus program manually, follow the instructions provided. Note that after you are done, it is advisable to scan the computer to find out there all the harmful components have been removed.
- Open the Registry Editor and remove these registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ "(Default)" = 'Application'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = ''
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe""
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
- Delete these files:
- End these processes: