Remove Antivirus Vista 2010
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Antivirus Vista 2010 is also known as AntivirusVista2010, AntivirusVista 2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
Antivirus Vista 2010 is a rogue anti-virus program that is usually advertised through the use of pop ups and fake security alerts that state that your computer is infected and that you should run an online anti-malware scan. Once the rogue program is installed, it will claim to scan your computer for malware and display a list of false threats just to confirm that your computer is infected with malware (usually Trojans and computer worms). Then it will ask you to pay for a full version of the program in order to remove the threats which as we already know don't even exist. Most importantly, don't buy it. If you did, then please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Next, please read removal guide below and remove Antivirus Vista 2010 from your computer manually for free or with an automatic removal tool.

Antivirus Vista 2010 scam is very irritating and unfortunately can't be removed as easy as you would remove regular software. That's because it uses quite effective self-protection methods and techniques to make the removal process complicated, especially for people who don't know much about computer. First of all, it blocks almost all legitimate software; of course it disables security software in the first place. Manual removal can be complicated only if you can use Task Manager and Registry Editor, unfortunately it disables these tools too. What is more, Antivirus Vista 2010 will flood your computer with fake security alerts, firewall warnings and other similar pop-ups. It will also hijack Internet Explorer and redirect you to various misleading websites or block access to security related websites. Now, let's see how to get rid of Antivirus Vista 2010 virus?

Antivirus Vista 2010 removal instructions:

1. Click Start->Run (or WinKey+R). Input: "command". Press Enter or click OK.
2. Type "notepad" as shown in the image below and press Enter. Notepad will open.
3. Copy and past the following text into Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"


4. Save file as "exefix.reg" (without quotation-marks) to your Desktop.
NOTE: choose Save as type: All files

5. Double-click to open exefix.reg. Click "Yes" for Registry Editor prompt window.
6. Download Spyware Doctor or an automatic removal tool below. Update Spyware Doctor and run a full system scan.

If you can't complete the above steps then please use another PC to download an automatic removal tool and exefix.reg (Right Click (Save Target As)) to download file. Copy these files to USB flash drive or any other external media and transfer them to infected computer. Launch exefix.reg file first and then install Spyware Doctor. Related files: av.exe

Antivirus Vista 2010 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Antivirus Vista 2010 manual removal

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
Delete files:

Geolocation of Antivirus Vista 2010

Map reveals the prevalence of Antivirus Vista 2010. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United Kingdom and United States.

Information added: 01/29/10 03:30; information updated: 12/13/11 13:17

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Comments on Antivirus Vista 2010

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the notepad short cut & registry update. The virus had blocked my access to command & download. I used free malware removal software from CNET and so far so good.
also disables anti virus have to re-download it, then delete it, for free, just check the instructions
oh my, if you bought the anti virus IMMIDATLY call your credit card company, and cancel the order, if its too late, terminate your credit card, and change all the settings
use registry mechanic the best
i just tried this too and it also said I need to pay for it to delete the virus. What's up with that?
i did this but it says i need to pay for it to delete the virus??
Thanks 4 the suggestions wil try right away with this bugging thing
My norton and malware didn't pick it
Stupid bug...
i can kill a virus in about 15 minutes, but i'd like to see a single antivirus software actually catch this virus.
Stupid bug...
i can kill a virus in about 15 minutes, but i'd like to see a single antivirus software actually catch this virus.
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