Windows Vista Fix. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - -   Also known as WindowsVistaFix | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Vista Fix is a serious problem on everyone’s compuer as it infects PC without any permission asked and then starts playing havoc there. Malware makes users think that their computers have serious hard drive problems but then offers its paid services for fixing everything. In other words, Windows Vista Fix is one of the best in inventing fake errors on your computer that are expected to make you frightened. To make you think that your computer has a serious problem, Windows Vista Fix will delete shortcuts found in various locations, so that you couldn’t launch those programs from your start menu. It is also known to modify PC’s registry what makes this malware launched as soon as PC is rebooted. To stop this scam, you must remove Windows Vista Fix with all its infected files and folders. If after remove of this scam you can’t see some of your files and folders, follow our easy steps given in the end of the article.

This program accurately follows its forerunners that are Windows 7 Fix and Windows XP Fix. Similarly to these scams, Windows Vista Fix looks almost the same and acts identically as well. Just after it manages to get inside (in most cases it is done with a help of Trojans), badware starts seeking to get your money. Every time you reboot your PC, Windows Vista Fix ‘scans’ computer’s hard drive and can be easily predetermined to return tons of errors. Some of them will be the ones written below:

Critical Error
Hard drive critical error. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors. Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error.

Fix Disk
Windows Vista Fix Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel

Windows Vista Fix Diagnostics
Windows detected a hard disk error.
A problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected. It is recommended to download the following sertified software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?

Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
Drive C initializing error
Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands
Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
Registry Error – Critical Error

As it must has become clear, you must remove Windows Vista Fix because it is a dangerous malware categorized as fake hard drive optimization tool. We recommend eliminating it without any delay, so run updated STOPzilla or our automatic removal tool and remove Windows Vista Fix.

To unhide the files:
1. Click the Start button, then click Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Folder Options.
2. Click the View tab.
3. Click Show hidden files and folders under Advanced settings and then click OK.

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Windows Vista Fix manual removal:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random].exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random]"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystem "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced "Hidden" = '0'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced "ShowSuperHidden" = 0'

Delete files:
%LocalAppData%[random]

%LocalAppData%[random].exe

%LocalAppData%~[random]

%LocalAppData%~[random]

%StartMenu%ProgramsWindows XP Fix

%StartMenu%ProgramsWindows XP FixUninstall Windows XP Fix.lnk

%StartMenu%ProgramsWindows XP FixWindows XP Fix.lnk

Delete directories:


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