Vista Anti-Virus 2011. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   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 STOPzilla 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.

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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



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  • Guest

    you saved my life. thank you SO much!

  • Guest

    The version of this trojan I have is totally different, and none of these removal techniques seem to work. It can also totally evade the notice of both Avast and Malwarebytes

  • saul

    sir whoever you are, thank you so much for writing this information. I just saved my computer with your information. May God bless you for the rest of your life

  • Shawn

    My computer was infected with this malware. I knew what it was right away….it just screamed suspicious. I made the error of clicking on the ‘x’ to close it hoping that would make it disappear, but it downloaded automatically to my system. and then hijacked my internet. My advice is this…one, if you encounter this, immediately power down your system without closing anything. This will prevent it from downloading. If you do end up mistakenly downloading it to your system…the above instructions are much too complicated and unnecessary. All windows systems are loaded with “system restore” options and your computer takes snapshots everyday of your system. All I did was use it to restore my system to the previous days settings and it was gone. It’s really that easy.

  • Gina

    Thank you so much!!!!!!

  • Dave

    You are awesome. My computer was infected with junk and your code number worked. Thanks for everything and thanks for the great advice.

  • Clint

    My wife asked me ,Microsoft Vista wants to update I said wait and X out of the program ,OOOPPPPSSSS ,Too Late ,Your Pass number worked beautifully ,I gained control again.Thanks Again……

  • Bman

    Thankyou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MY

    Thank you so much…I really couldnt afford to get a fix n needed mtcomputwr to work…you are a blessing who ever you are. May you be blessed upon…

  • Thanks

    Your code worked thanks so much
    Itll be fixed now right? Cause its still on my computer and searching for updates and stuff. Its not going to be a problem is it? Anyway Thanks so much 😀

    • fleshangel

      the code didnt work fir me, itsaid itwas invalid

  • crucial

    this is really friggin helpful!! thank you so much!! I hate this shit! dont these ppl have anything better to do other than sit there and create this bullshit and FORCE ppl to waste their money on nothing! times are hard as is and they scamming ppl…ridiculous….I even tried to purchase some anitvirus spyware norton protection just now and it wouldnt allow me…Thanks again! your a genius…

  • Summer

    Cant thank you enough!!!
    Thank you so very much!!!!!!!!!

  • John

    Thanks very much for your help -Excellent

  • shanae

    thank you very much!!!! this just happened to me less than a week ago and I lost everything on my computer because I had to do a factory reset, I lost photoshop, all my pictures I had taken, and all the music stored on here.

  • D

    Thank u so much…for the help..I knew there was something fishy about these pop ups

  • joe

    how do i know i can trust that code and these posts?

  • vt

    Thank You, worked perfectly!

  • JohN

    Where is the Manuel registration section?

  • charlotte

    i was going to use this key but i was on my task manager and was ending processes logged off and on again and its gone :s i hope it doesnt come back but i havent deleted anyhting and my anti virus isnt picking anything up

  • Butcher_boy

    Easy Solution Found: !!!
    Ok, Ive been playing with this thin for six hours now and walked away from my system to think about it for a while. This thing has taken complete control of my PC and has rendered all windows config / edit / everything else usless. It will not allow me even in safe mode and as admin to do a system restore. I kept trying all angles then BING it just hit me! We are all so use to doing system restores from the menu and allow these files to lock us out. So here is what i did bc nothing above helped me. I simply just restarted the sytem and hit the F8 key. When the prompt pops up it gives you all the different start up options and the one that i forgot about was System Restore! picking system restore here allowed windows to run only what was needed and nothing more to do its job in restoring my files. there for all the crap programs stood no chance in starting up. I restored to 3 days earlier and i am happy to report it worked with out incident. Im clean!!
    I also think someone needs to go after these thugs and bring them to justice.

  • 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.

  • 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!!

  • vicente

    necesito mi codigo para instalar mi antivirus

  • 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 😀

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nick

    The Registry clean-up solution works for me!

    Thanks a lot!