Vista Protection 2014 is a rogue anti-malware program from the FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections, which may not be harmful to your system, but it could trick you into wasting money for it.
How Does Vista Protection 2014 Land on Your Computer?
The rogue anti-malware enters your system via infected websites. It may even land on your system via a Trojan camouflaged as a browser extension or a multimedia codes. It is considered a rogue security program because once it infects your system, it performs a fake scan test and starts displaying fake security alerts, warnings, and pop-ups. These messages, however, shall not be trusted, as their only purpose is to stress out the user and make him purchase the full version of Vista Protection 2014, which promises to fix those non-existing problems.
Vista Protection 2014 may also act as a browser hijacker alerting you that the page, you are trying to reach, is a security threat.
How Does Vista Protection 2014 Affect Your System?
Once installed, the browser hijacker will pop-up every time you try to run a program on your computer and will display the above-mentioned security alerts. You will not, however, be able to remove these “infections” by yourself unless you purchase the full program.
The computer virus is quite flexible as well. It will attempt to terminate applications you try to open in order to protect itself from being removed.
Considering the above, we can conclude that Vista Protection 2014 is not a real threat to your computer, and it does not really harm your system, except it may expose it to outer threats. The most serious problem and thus its main purpose is to scare you into thinking that your system is infected and that you have to process a payment in order to have it fixed.
How Can You Remove Vista Protection 2014?
You must be very cautious when initiating Vista Protection 2014’s removal. The reason is that rogue security programs are difficult to remove because they may trick you into deleting the wrong files. Thus, instead of protecting your system, you actually do more harm to it.
In these cases, then it’s best to use a reliable anti-malware program – just to ensure your peace of mind.