An application called System Doctor 2014 installed on your computer without your knowledge? Security warnings from System Doctor 2014 pop up constantly? Wondering if you should believe in this program? No, you shouldn’t! This is a computer infection. This post will guide you to get rid of this virus. Please read on.
What Is System Doctor 2014 Virus?
System Doctor 2014 is a rogueware that pretends to be a legitimate antivirus program. System Doctor 2014 promotes itself through malicious websites or compromised websites. You will see a pop-up message stating that your computer is infected when you visit such websites. If you click on this pop up message, it will prompt you to install System Doctor 2014. Once installed, it will not remove the non-existing threaten but run a bogus system scan and present you more fake security warnings to trick you into buying its “full version”. It makes use of known malware and Trojans, such as Win32.Delbot.Al, Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.bot, Dialer.Trafficjam.a, to make itself looks more authentic.
The screenshot of System Doctor 2014:
A bogus security warning displayed by System Doctor 2014:
System Doctor 2014 will add a subkey to the registry which allows the program to start along with Windows. It will terminate the execution of antivirus programs and antimalware application to prevent from being removed, and it will display a fake warning as below.
System Doctor 2014 virus can be downloaded and purchased from its official website – sys-doctor.com. In order to promote and distribute System Doctor 2014, its developer may bundle this website to other free software and set it as your browser homepage.
The screenshot of sys-doctor.com:
System Doctor 2014 is just a scam. You should never believe in the alerts and warnings displayed by this malicious software, not to mention pay for its full version. On the contrary, you should get rid of this program immediately. If you already have paid, you have put your financial information and identity at high risk. Under such circumstances, you should contact your bank and dispute the charge as soon as possible.
How to Remove System Doctor 2014 Virus?
Step 1 Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking
1. Restart your infected computer.
2. When windows starts, tap F8 key repeatedly until you see the Windows Advanced Options Menu.
3. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.
If you failed to boot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking, please turn to How to Boot Windows into Safe Mode for tutorial.
Please note that Windows will now boot to Safe Mode with Networking and prompt you to login as a user. Please login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode. Then go on with the rest steps.
Step 2 Remove System Doctor 2014 virus with Anvi Smart Defender
1. Download the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender from the links below.
Anvi Smart Defender free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
Anvi Smart Defender purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php
If the download fails, please check the networking settings and the hosts files because many infections may modify them. You may turn to How to Check Hosts Files, DNS and Proxy Settings for Normal Internet Access after Malware Infection for tutorial.
2. Double click asdsetup.exe file to install Anvi Smart Defender.
3. Launch Anvi Smart Defender → click on the gear icon → check the Scan rootkits item → click on the Apply and OK button to complete the setting
4. Go to Scan tap → perform a Full Scan to detect malicious files → after the scan completes, click on the Repair or Removal button to complete the removal of vicious files
You can click View Details to see the detailed information of threats found and removed by Anvi Smart Defender.
Step 3 Scan and remove residual files
Navigate to PC Tuneup tab → check all the available items → hit Care Now button
If you are a pro version user, you can remove registry entries at the same time.
Step 4 Restart the computer to the normal mode
Now your computer should have get rid of System Doctor 2014 virus. If you have any problem about the removal guide, please feel free to contact us.