After the arrival of Windows 8 – latest Windows operating system, Windows 8 fake antivirus has been surfaced and spreading around the Windows 8 platform. Normally we call this fake Windows 8 antivirus as a rogue virus application, which harmful malware thread for personal computer.
However, Trend Micro antivirus company has been identifying this fake Windows 8 antivirus threat, calling as TROJ.FAKEAV.EHM. This fake Windows 8 antivirus software produces a rogue security antivirus software warning scan result showing the user’s Windows device being infected with numerous malware, not realizing that the result itself was a form of malware. Meanwhile, the fake antivirus is informing the computer owners need to register for a complete version of the program to have the threats removed, which is false message information and it doesn’t solve the problem totally.
If you’re infected with this fake Windows 8 antivirus, you can remove it by using fake antivirus program remover or use famous antivirus like AVG Antivirus or Trend Micro to remove this fake antivirus. Below is the some of steps to remove fake Windows 8 antivirus:
- Antivirus & Anti-Malware Software – Scan, detect, and remove malware
- System Restore – Restore computer to date and time before Win 8 Antivirus infection
- Uninstall/Manually Remove Fake Antivirus Software – Common guidelines
- Safe Mode With Networking – Troubleshoot internet access, remove malware
Actually this fake Windows 8 antivirus can be avoidable, user must keep their cool and think twice before clicking links or visiting webpages, especially those that promise the latest items or programs for free. If it’s too good to be true – it probably is.
We can protect ourselves against this rogue application by using real antivirus (like Microsoft, Avast, AVG, SuperAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes), or use an operating system to protect us by other methods (like SmartScreen, present in Windows 8 ). Although the most effective, of course, is common sense and not to download any program that put us ahead .