How to Remove Win 8 Security System Rogue Antivirus?
McAfee has discovered another online threat that you could be tricked off while browsing the web. This is ‘Windows 8 Security system’ or ‘Win 8 Security system’ that tricks you by claiming your PC security is compromised. This is a rogue antivirus malware that scam PC owners by detecting and displaying virus alerts. They scare PC users by claiming that their PC contains a list of viruses in their PCs and purchasing their software will help them remove detected threats. But, remember that the Win 8 Security system is the real virus that you need to remove.
How does Win 8 Security system harm your PC?
The Win 8 Security system registers the program in the Windows Registry if you choose to install the program. The Win 8 Security system creates following registries –
Once installed, the program will start running every time you boot your PC. The software mimics a virus scan process to display a long list of virus infections and manipulates you to buy the full version of the PC to get rid of those false virus threats. It also prevents Windows Task manager and the antivirus and/or antimalware software from detecting its functions.
In extreme cases, the Win 8 Security system is also capable of hijacking your browser in order to scare you with further false security threats like virus warning pages and diverts you from the actual website you wanted to visit. You may notice a warning message that reads:
“Win 8 Security System ALERT
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system”
The Win 8 Security system makes use of the blue color in order to establish its genuine association with the upcoming Windows 8 operating system of Microsoft. Check out the following screenshot of the error message window to understand how this rogue antivirus Win 8 Security system alerts look.
How to remove Win 8 Security system?
It is very difficult to remove as Win 8 Security system blocks antivirus or antimalware and Windows Task Manager. Hence, in order to remove files of Win 8 Security system, you are advised to use the existing security protection software. Run the antivirus/antimalware software in the ‘Safe Mode’. McAfee software will identify the infection as ‘Win 8 Security system’ and will delete it.