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Vista Internet Security 2012. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as VistaInternetSecurity2012, VistaInternet Security 2012 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Vista Internet Security 2012 is not what you may think – after checking it with a reputable updated anti-spyware you will clearly see that it is a malware. It’s definitely not a legitimate anti-spyware dedicated for computers running Windows Vista, but a rogueware which will try to steal your money. This program was designed quite differently from other “popular” and “famous” roguewares because just after intrusion it sets its name according to the OS it finds. More than 15 rogue anti-spywares all look and act identically and begin everything with a secret intrusion. Vista Internet Security 2012 also relies on trojans that use security vulnerabilities to get inside undetected. Then, they viruses also modify some system parameters to make Vista Internet Security 2012 launched after every reboot of computer.

This becomes clear when malware starts showing its fake system scanners, alerts and notifications. These scanners will definitely claim that there are numerous viruses on your PC and that your system security is in danger. Most of them will declare:

Security Hole Detected!
A program is trying to exploit Windows security holes! Passwords and sensitive data may be stolen. Do you want to block this attack?

Vista Internet Security 2012 Alert
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
- Dangerous code found in this site’s pages which installed unwanted software into your system.
- Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
- Spyware infections in your system
- Complaints from other users about this site.
- Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.

Things you can do:
- Get a copy of Vista Security 2012 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)
- Run a spyware, virus and malware scan
- Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS)

However, in reality cyber criminals are trying to make you believe that Vista Internet Security 2012 is actually scanning your computer for infections and detecting malicious activity eventually. Please, do not fall for Vista Internet Security 2012 deceptive notifications and alerts that only seek to create a need of anti-spyware program. Additionally, Vista Internet Security 2012 will offer to purchase its so called “full” version for removal while it is not capable to do nothing but infect your computer even more. This classic tactics should be ignored, but keep in mind that you must remove Vista Internet Security 2012. Please, see more information on this below.

To block Vista Internet Security 2012, try fake-registering it by entering these registration keys: 1147-175591-6550, 2233-298080-3424, 3425-814615-3990 or 9443-077673-5028. This will make your malware think you have paid for it. In additionally, download legitimate anti-spyware and remove Vista Internet Security 2012 for good.

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Vista Internet Security 2012 manual removal

Kill processes:
ppn.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation "TLDUpdates" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe" -a "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:
%AllUsersProfile%\U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H
%LocalAppData%\ppn.exe
%Temp%\U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H
%LocalAppData%\U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H
%AppData%\TEMPLATES\U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

Geolocation of Vista Internet Security 2012

Map reveals the prevalence of Vista Internet Security 2012. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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Comments on Vista Internet Security 2012

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Cazakatari
I couldnt boot into safe mode (a different story) and I couldnt get task manager to stay open for longer than half a second, so if anyone else has this problem this is what I did to fix. I found the internet security .exe (it was called iSecurity I think), and instead of just deleting it, I went into properties and changed its permissions to inaccessible to everyone. After restarting this prevented it from opening, so then I could run a spyware removal.
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Dmitriy
I havent restarted my comp. yet to confirm it worked, but heres what I did:

Hit ctrl + alt + del
open task manager (vista security thing blocks opening task manager via right-clicking on dock)

go to processes running, and sort them by memory usage. Then I looked near the top (most memory usage) and located the program that sounded fishy. Then right-clicked and opened the file location of the program,I ended the process and looked to see if vista internet security was still operational. On my first try I got it. After that, I simply deleted the ~300 kb .exe file and boom!
It was called ooh.exe or something. Just give it a shot!

If it turns out to work, easy fix!
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mel
it was a russian file i found it using task manager processes
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diane
The third code worked to remove this pesky malware. Thank you!
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Jim
My computer is Vista Home 32-bit. I disconnected from the internet, and through Task Manager I ended process on the offending file (mine was something like ocp.exe or ocr.exe) and Ping.exe. I had to do this a number of times. I did a system restore to a point 3 weeks earlier. I next booted up in Safe mode. Researching the various 3-letter executable files on my computer, I found quite a few legitimate ones, but one that was not (SBT.exe) that was hidden in an installer folder. I made my way to that folder by command line change of directory. Once I made the folder and files writeable with an ATTRIB -R command, I was able to delete that file along the other ones in that folder.
That seemed to solve the problem, but to be double-safe, I booted in safe mode with networking, and ran a full scan with my McAfee Internet Security software.
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Aaron
It now operates under "ign.exe" too.
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Alex
Just a warning ...... I came to this site after I used system restore now three different times ........ the first two times it worked but it came back. So be leary of this being an instant fix. I had to do it a third time...... and the third time I could not enter safe mode.... it popped up there. Only way was pulling the plug..... starting and pushing ESC key then F11 for system restore...... that worked this time but this terrible plague may still come back! So be warned!
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Jonas/Mass
I found it running as niw.exe
Its very clever in aborting attempts to restore, but what worked was to have task manager open, click system restore, and then immediately go end process on the niw.exe that opened. Very clever one, this.
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Cory/Maine
I immediately HARD shutdown the computer, booted to recovery, restored to TWO DAYS AGO (as one day typically doesnt do much if anything), booted to account with full admin, checked msconfig (ppn.exe not running or found on system), deleted the one (or possibly two) key that was present from the manual instructions above, searched (unrestricted) all files/folders that computer can see for ppn/kdn (nothing found). Seem to be back to what I had for a system this morning.
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codi morris
since i did this alot of the time i can go to a website i.e google and then it will end up going to another site automatically how do i stop this .my pop up blocker is on.
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