Sirius XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 Antivirus 2014 Description
Sirius Antivirus 2014 is a rogue security application. Fake anti-virus programs like Sirius Antivirus 2014 are used to dupe inexperienced computer users. There are numerous clones of Sirius Antivirus 2014, which already has several variants designed to infect different versions of the Windows operating system. Sirius Antivirus 2014 and its many variants pretend to be legitimate anti-virus programs in order to get your money. Once installed, Sirius Antivirus 2014 will try to persuade you that your machine is badly infected so that you will purchase a bogus 'full version' of Sirius Antivirus 2014. However, since Sirius Antivirus 2014 is a threat infection itself, paying for Sirius Antivirus 2014 is useless. Sirius Antivirus 2014 is incapable of detecting or removing threats because Sirius Antivirus 2014 is itself a threat infection. Rather than following Sirius Antivirus 2014's instructions, PC threat researchers advise PC users to remove this rogue security program with a real anti-malware program that is fully up-to-date.
How the Sirius Antivirus 2014's Tactic Works
This rogue security program uses the following steps to try to get your money:
- In most cases, Sirius Antivirus 2014 will enter a computer using the same methods as most Trojans, viruses or other threats. Some examples of ways in which Sirius Antivirus 2014 is distributed include spam email messages, attack websites or other threats used as a delivery vehicle.
- Once Sirius Antivirus 2014 has been installed, Sirius Antivirus 2014 changes the infected computer's settings in order to interfere with the affected computer user's activities. Some changes that Sirius Antivirus 2014 makes allow Sirius Antivirus 2014 to load automatically when Windows initializes, interfere with other applications and display error messages or notifications using system dialogs.
- The main portion of Sirius Antivirus 2014's strategy involves trying to inveigle computer users that their PCs are dangerously infected. To do this, Sirius Antivirus 2014 will show a huge number of fraudulent error messages and system scans. Sirius Antivirus 2014 will also interfere with the affected computer, causing problems deliberately, such as system crashes or preventing certain programs from running.
- If computer users try to use Sirius Antivirus 2014 to fix these supposed 'infections', Sirius Antivirus 2014 displays additional error messages claiming that the victim must 'register' Sirius Antivirus 2014 and pay for a full version. However, since Sirius Antivirus 2014 is not a real anti-virus program, PC security researchers suggest computer users to abstain from paying for a bogus full version of this rogue security program.
Dealing with a Sirius Antivirus 2014 Infection
One characteristic of Sirius Antivirus 2014 that makes this rogue security program particularly irritating is that Sirius Antivirus 2014 interferes with legitimate security software installed on the affected computer. PC security analysts have noted that whenever computer users try to access their anti-virus software or connect to legitimate online security websites, Sirius Antivirus 2014 will display bogus error messages or cause these programs to crash. Sirius Antivirus 2014 has also been known to interfere with Windows services or applications that are usually useful in dealing with suspicious software (such as the Windows Task Manager, System Restore or the Registry Editor). These methods are used by Sirius Antivirus 2014 to protect itself from removal. Computer users can regain access to their legitimate security software or Web browser by starting up in Safe Mode or starting up the affected computer using an alternative loading method (such as starting up from a boot CD or through a different partition on the affected PCs hard drive).