Win 8 Protection 2014

What is Win 8 Protection 2014?

It seems like the Braviax rogue antispyware family is back. Win 8 Protection 2014 is a new computer infection from this huge group of multi-name applications. Just like its predecessors, Win 8 Protection 2014 tries to pass for a legitimate antivirus application. The problem is that it usually does. Users easily believe that this program is a genuine computer security tool, and, as a result, they end spending their money for nothing. If you do not want to be ripped off, you have to remove Win 8 Protection 2014 from the system immediately.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Win 8 Protection 2014 come from?

As it has been mentioned above, Win 8 Protection 2014 is part of Braviax family of rogue antispyware applications. New applications show every year. They get upgraded to fit the newest trends in the computer security industry, and as a result these fake antivirus programs look like the real deal. However, appearance aside, Win 8 Protection 2014 is not that much different from the previously released Braviax rogues, including XP Home Security 2013, XP Defender 2013, Vista Defender 2013 and many others.

This rogue enters computer surreptitiously, but users often initiated the download themselves without even realizing it. According to our security research team, Win 8 Protection 2014 may arrive bundled with potentially unwanted software, or you could accidentally initiate its download after clicking advertisements with links to corrupted websites.

What does Win 8 Protection 2014 do?

The behavior of this rogue is rather predictable because it follows the path of its predecessors. When the program enters your computer, Win 8 Protection 2014 runs a fake system scan. The scan results claim that your computer is severely infected with malware. Needless to say, these claims are groundless.

However, to make an impression that your computer is heavily infected, Win 8 Protection 2014 blocks you from accessing the main programs and the main system services. For example, it does not allow you to access the Internet anymore by blocking your browser. If you try to open an executable file, Win 8 Protection 2014 will display a notification that says the file is infected with malware and thus it has to be closed:

This Trojan launches a proxy server on the victim machine without the knowledge or consent of the user. It is a Windows PE EXE file.

The truth is that Win 8 Protection 2014 blocks important system tools in order to remain on your computer for as long as possible. Nevertheless, it is possible bypass its defense system and terminate the rogue for good.

How to remove Win 8 Protection 2014?

This rogue enters your computer because it wants to steal your money. It wants you to “activate your copy right now.” You can click the registration button and open Win 8 Protection 2014’s purchase page. Fill fake information (name, family name, credit card number, etc.) into the blanks and then click OK. The rogue is not sophisticated enough to tell a fake and real credit card data immediately. The program will “think” that you have activated it, and it will allow you to access all of your programs again.

However, that is not the end of it. You still need to remove Win 8 Protection 2014 from the system. To do that, follow the instructions below.

Delete Win 8 Protection 2014

  1. Open Metro Start menu and drag your mouse cursor to the bottom right corner.
  2. When Charm bar appears, click Settings.
  3. Go to Change PC Settings and select General.
  4. Open Advanced Startup and click Restart Now.
  5. Select Troubleshoot and go to AdvancedOptions.
  6. Open Startup Settings. Click Restart.
  7. Press F5 to select Safe mode with Networking.
  8. When system loads, access http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph.
  9. Install SpyHunter and run a full system scan.
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Stop these Win 8 Protection 2014 Processes:

%LocalAppData%\[random].exe

Remove these Win 8 Protection 2014 Files:

%Temp%\[random]
%LocalAppData%\[random].exe
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]
%LocalAppData%\[random]
%CommonAppData%\[random]

Remove these Win 8 Protection 2014 Registry Entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyServer http=127.0.0.1:8888;https=127.0.0.1:8888;
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyEnable "1" (old value="0")
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\[random].exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyOverride <-loopback>
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