Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 is a part of the Rogue.Fake-Braviax family of rogue antivirus programs. Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 runs a full system scan and shows numerous warnings and security alerts about various malware infections that are supposedly present on the compromised machine. To eliminate all threats, the user is asked to buy the licensed version of the software. Security experts warn that the presented scan results and the threats are not real, so purchasing the full version of the rogue program is not needed. The actual threat on the affected computer is the rogue antivirus program itself.
How Does Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 Affect the User’s System?
Once installed, Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 is configured to start as the user launches any program on his computer. Then, the rogue antivirus software performs a fake system scan and displays numerous security notifications warning the user that the system has been exposed to malware infection. The message contains the following information:
A Security threat has been detected. Viruses may be damaging your system. Stop the infection and data loss!”
The warnings shown by the rogue program have no true value, and users are advised not to buy the licensed version of the antivirus software. Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 attempts to protect itself from being removed by terminating any program that the user tries to run on the affected machine. In these cases Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 shows a message claiming that the PC has been infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen. Security experts assure you that your files are not exposed to such a risk and advise you not to pay attention to the notification.
How Is Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 Distributed to the User‘s PC?
Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 is often promoted via compromised websites, Trojans, which pretend to be legitimate programs and fake program updates. Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 can also be distributed to the user’s computer via bundled downloads of free of charge applications and programs. Users are advised to be careful when they download and install programs from different websites offering free software and always choose the Custom options.
Should You Remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Your Computer?
Security experts recommend the immediate removal of this rogue program from the compromised system. The displayed security alerts only try to scare the users into purchasing a product he would have no use of in order to fix issues that are not present on his computer. Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 can be removed with the assistance of a trustworthy anti-malware tool.
From the Same Rogue Antivirus Family of Infections:
Sirius Win 7 Protection 2014
Sirius Win XP Protection 2014
Sirius Win XP Antivirus 2014
Sirius Win 8 Antivirus 2014
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014
Step 2: Uninstall Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 will be removed.
Eliminate Sirius Win 8 Protection 2014 from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.