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Vista Anti-Virus 2011. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as Vista AntiVirus 2011, Vista Anti-Virus | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Vista Anti-Virus 2011 is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses false scan results, fake infections, and fake security alerts to scare you into purchasing the software. Vista Anti-Virus 2011 will be configured to start automatically when you log on into your computer. Once running, it will automatically simulate a system scan and list a variety of infections. The rogue program will claim that it cannot remove those supposed infections unless you first purchase the software. This is a scam in the first place, please don't purchase it! The reported threats either don't even exist or are absolutely harmless. Please read the removal guide below and find out how to remove Vista Anti-Virus 2011 virus from your computer.

The most annoying thing about Vista Anti-Virus 2011 is not the fake security alerts but self-protection techniques. That's right, the rogue program blocks all legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs and even not security related ones. Additionally, it will also block Task Manager and other useful tools that can be used to remove this rogue program. As for fake notifications and security alerts then those are fairly common: fake Windows Security Center, fake pop-ups, firewall alerts and etc. The rogue program hijacks Internet Explorer and displays fake security messages when browsing the Web. If you find that your computer is infected with this rogue program, please use the removal instructions below. We strongly recommend you to use an automatic removal tool given below.

SPECIAL NOTES FOR VISTA ANTI-VIRUS 2011 REMOVAL:

1. Firstly, type this registry code into its manual registration section to disable alerts interrupting when trying to remove malware: 1147-175591-6550 .

2. If this fails, reboot machine into Safe Mode with networking with a help of F8, launch task manager and stop all 3-letter named processes, also processes named like garbage.

3. Search for malware files on hard disk and delete them, edit registry. You can also use automatic removal program or Spyware Doctor for the last action.

4. Reboot, update your antivirus programs (preferably to internet security versions) and scan again. Make sure you got all the trojans out.
Vista Anti-Virus 2011 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Vista Anti-Virus 2011 manual removal

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe "(Default)" = 'exefile'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe "Content Type" = 'application/x-msdownload'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeDefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1' = '"%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random].exe" /START "%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellrunascommand "(Default)" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellrunascommand "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefile "(Default)" = 'Application'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefile "Content Type" = 'application/x-msdownload'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileDefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random].exe" /START "%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellrunascommand "(Default)" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellrunascommand "IsolatedCommand" - '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeDefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random].exe" /START "%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellrunascommand "(Default)" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellrunascommand "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefile "Content Type" = 'application/x-msdownload'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellopencommand "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellrunascommand "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random].exe" /START "%1" %*'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random].exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random].exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random].exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"'
Delete files:
[random].exe
Delete directories:
%AllUsersProfile%[random].exe
%AppData%[random].exe
%Temp%[random].exe

Geolocation of Vista Anti-Virus 2011

Map reveals the prevalence of Vista Anti-Virus 2011. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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Comments on Vista Anti-Virus 2011

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Nick
The Registry clean-up solution works for me!

Thanks a lot!
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Quoux
Can someone help me? I ran in safe mode, but I couldnt find anything suspicious on my task manager, and yet stuff still pops up. In downloading a trial of spyware doctor right now, but if this is not the correct step, please help.
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how to remove the virus from pc
Thank you i had this virus in my pc & i removed it based on your advice and it has gone so thanks...!

I am very happy to get this antivirus because it has removed virus in my pc.
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Westcoastinvader
I started receiving the pop ups this morning with the dire warnings. Fortunately I just clicked them all off with the presumption something was not right. I updated Spybot and ran it and the first time it found about 21 malware objects. I run Spybot about every 3rd day and its been forever since it identified malware....until today. I let Spybot remove the malware objects and then shut the system down. On startup Spybot ran again and seemingly found my machine clean. So far, so good.

I found this site after the fact when trying to research how I may have stepped in that stuff.
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Patricia
Thanks a lot ! Ive been standing up to my computer , praying and trying to do everything with this Virus. And now it works. I ve got my Asus
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Stacey
Success, and a Massive Thanks :) The stupid software was blocking my Norton 360!! PLus i was starting to worry, as threats came up! pfff stupid anti virus Crap!!
Thanks a million :D
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vicente
necesito mi codigo para instalar mi antivirus
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SN addict
all i can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i thought i was doomed and had no choice but purchase it.. Im so glad i found your site!!
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F-48
yups that basted just shook my world, i thought i was totally screwed, i knew it was BS right off the bat, but i could not do anything, it was hard just trying to open the control panel and everything else, it would just keep popping up,

But lucky i found this page on my other computer and it fixed the problem.
Thanx you so much for having this here, that has to be one of the worst things i ever seen.
So always be cautious folks, you never know where you may get snagged with something.
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