Vista Antispyware 2012. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as VistaAntispyware2012, VistaAntispyware 2012 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Vista Antispyware 2012 is a rogue security program that reports false threats and displays fake security alerts to make you think that your computer is infected. This malware is distributed through the use of Trojans that usually come from fake online anti-malware scanners or misleading video websites. Once a Trojan virus is installed, it will download and install virus on your PC. Vista Antispyware 2012, the rogue program comes as an update for Windows, fake obviously. The rogue program itself is a typical scareware. It reports false infections and asks to pay for a full version of the program to supposedly remove those infections:

System danger!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.

System Hijack!
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.

Privacy threat!
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.

Stealth intrusion!
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.

The most important thing to remember is that Vista Antispyware 2012 is a scam, don't buy it! Instead please use the removal guide below to remove this infection from your PC as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, Vista Antispyware 2012 uses aggressive methods to protect itself from being removed. It blocks anti-virus and anti-malware software. It may block other programs too, even if they are not related with computer security. Vista Antispyware 2012 has a list of executable files that can be launched and it checks that list every time you open a particular program. What is more, it modifies Windows registry and hijacks Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers. This parasite will display fake security warnings and block certain websites claiming that those websites are dangerous and host malware.

If you are disabled from running a full system scan with your anti-spyware, you can make malware think that you have paid for it. Just enter one of these registration codes: 1147-175591-6550, 2233-298080-3424, 3425-814615-3990 or 9443-077673-5028. In addition, download and update legitimate anti-spyware and run a full system scan to remove all the files that belong to Vista Antispyware 2012 malware.

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Vista Antispyware 2012 manual removal:

Kill processes:
ppn.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerBrowserEmulation "TLDUpdates" = '1'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = '1'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = '1'

Delete files:
%AllUsersProfile%U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

%LocalAppData%ppn.exe

%Temp%U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

%LocalAppData%U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

%AppData%TEMPLATESU3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

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