Win 8 Security Suite 2013
Malware analysts have started to receive reports of rogue security programs disguising themselves as anti-malware solutions made specifically for Windows 8. This is despite the fact that Windows 8 is still far from being used by mainstream computer users, who still continue to use Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. However, it is important to note that Win 8 Security Suite 2013 does not have any improvements or capabilities specific to Windows 8. In fact, despite its name, Win 8 Security Suite 2013 does not have the ability to protect your computer from threats, mainly because Win 8 Security Suite 2013 is a kind of threat itself. The removal of Win 8 Security Suite 2013 should be immediate in order to avoid exposure to additional threats and long-term problems with the infected computer.
Win 8 Security Suite 2013 is Another Fake Security Program Targeting PCs that Use Windows 8
Win 8 Security Suite 2013 belongs to a threat family known as FakeRean or Braviax. Threats in this family typically use names that are applied to a particular version of Windows. A Trojan dropper will first detect the version of Windows that is installed on the targeted computer. Then, it installs a rogue security program that corresponds to that operating system. While Win 8 Security Suite 2013 is installed on computers with the Windows 8 operating system, other versions of Windows would be attacked with rogue security programs with names such as XP Security Suite 2013, Vista Security Suite 2013, or Win 7 Security Suite 2013.
An Overview of the Win 8 Security Suite 2013 Scam
Rogue security programs like Win 8 Security Suite 2013 carry out the same kind of tactics. Basically, Win 8 Security Suite 2013 will try to prove that your PC is severely infected. To do this, Win 8 Security Suite 2013 will display irritating fake security alerts and cause problems with your computer's performance. Trying to fix these problems using Win 8 Security Suite 2013 will lead to additional error messages urging you to purchase an expensive, fake 'full version' of Win 8 Security Suite 2013. Doing so is more than a simple waste of money, it also places your credit card information in the hands of the criminals responsible for Win 8 Security Suite 2013.
Win 8 Security Suite 2013 and its variants belong to a category of threats commonly referred to as rogue security programs. Among Win 8 Security Suite 2013 many variants are Antivirus 2008, 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.