Remove Antivirus Vista 2010
Removal instructions

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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

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe]
@="exefile"
"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile]

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:
av.exe
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:
%UserProfile%\\AppData\\Local\\av.exe
%UserProfile%\\AppData\\Local\\WRblt8464P

Geolocation of Antivirus Vista 2010

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

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Information added: 2010-01-29 03:30
Information updated: 2011-12-13 13:17

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Users comments about Antivirus Vista 2010:

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<Guest>
The bastard that wrote Antivirus Vista 2010 should be locked in a tiny cell and tortured every day of their life. BTW thanks for the removal info.
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<Guest>
Thank you very much!!!
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<Guest>
You should add that in order for this to work, you need to do it on another computer, and save the exefix file to a zip drive, and plug it in to the infected computer. Thank you soooo much for the advice!!!!
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<Guest>
Was able to do this from the computer infected. worked perfectly. thank you very much
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<Guest>
Thanks! Worked great!
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ja
It said to buy the spyware progream please help
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nicole
it's also prompting me to buy the registration. what do i do now?!
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<Guest>
prompting to buy registration??
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Andy
Thanks for this, seems to have worked a treat, very simple, clear instructions
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<Guest>
thanks all good now
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Son
You guys rock. Power to the people!
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<Guest>
k i dont get the first step
press start from wat??
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<Guest>
what if you just do a system restore to a checkpoint when antivirus vista wasn't on the system yet?
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<Guest>
System restore may also work, but after all you should still scan your computer with a legitimate anti-spyware program.
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<Guest>
By "Start" they mean Vista Start Orb in the left corner.
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<Guest>
Thanks for your help, in the process of removal - much appreciated!
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<Guest>
do i have to buy the removal to get rid of the virus?
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<Guest>
do i have to buy the remover to get rid of the virus?
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Dave
Very much appreciated, not being able to hop into regedit made trying to figure out how to kill this monster a real pain.
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<Guest>
have spyware dr and it was useless againt antivirus vista 2010
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