Win 8 Protection 2013

Win 8 Protection 2013 Description

Type: Adware

Win 8 Protection 2013 is not a real anti-virus application, despite what its name seems to imply. Win 8 Protection 2013 is one of the many rogue security applications in the FakeRean family of malware. These are bogus anti-virus programs that attempt to carry out a scam that consists in convincing inexperienced computer users that they need to pay for a fake 'full version' in order to fix nonexistent problems on the infected computer. Malware in the FakeRean family is known for their ability to change their name and appearance depending on the operating system that is running on the infected computer.

Among the numerous members of the FakeRean family we can mention Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, PC Clean Pro, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Clear Problems, XP Security 2012, Antivirus PRO 2015.

While Win 8 Protection 2013 infects computer systems with the Windows 8 operating system, variants of this malware threat infecting computers with other operating systems will be named differently. For example, a computer running Windows 7 will be infected with a variant named Win 7 Protection 2013 or a computer running Vista will be infected by Vista Protection 2013. Despite its claims, ESG security researchers note that Win 8 Protection 2013 has no capabilities to remove viruses and other types of malware. In fact, Win 8 Protection 2013 is part of a dangerous malware attack itself, usually infecting the computer with a variety of Trojans and even a hard to be removed rootkit. Because of this, if Win 8 Protection 2013 is installed on your computer, ESG security researchers strongly advise using a reliable anti-malware utility to remove Win 8 Protection 2013 completely and ensure that your computer has not become infected with malware related to this threat.

Once Win 8 Protection 2013 is installed on a computer, Win 8 Protection 2013 starts to bombard the victim with numerous fake error messages and alarming system alerts. These are all meant to convince the computer user that the victim's computer is severely infected with various types of worms, Trojans and viruses. Win 8 Protection 2013 does this in order to force the computer user to purchase an expensive 'upgrade' for Win 8 Protection 2013 to remove these supposed threats. Of course, making this payment will do nothing to fix your computer and will actually cost you quite a lot of money as well as letting the criminals behind this attack have access to your credit card information.

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More Details on Win 8 Protection 2013

The following messages associated with Win 8 Protection 2013 were found:
Privacy threat!
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.
System hijack!
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.

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