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Vista AntiMalware 2010. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as VistaAntiMalware2010, Vista Anti-Malware 2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Vista AntiMalware 2010 is a rogue anti-malware program that uses exaggerated and false scan results in order to scare you into purchasing the phony program. This rogue program is advertised via fake online scanners that state your computer has many security problems. It may be also promoted on popular social networks. Once installed, Vista AntiMalware 2010 will imitate a system scan and report numerous false computer threats.

As a typical scareware it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections. That wouldn’t be so bad, but the problem is that you have to pay for a fake program that will supposedly remove infections which don’t even exist. This is yet another scam. Don’t buy it! Instead, remove Vista AntiMalware 2010 from your computer as soon as possible.

When running, VistaAntiMalware2010 will display fake alerts and pop-ups to make the whole scan look more realistic, so you should ignore those fake alerts just like the false scan results. Also note that the rogue program may block antivirus and antispyware programs that why you will have to ends its processes before installing any removal tool. If you find that your computer is infected with this virus, please follow the removal instructions below to remove Vista AntiMalware 2010 from your computer either manually or with an automatic removal tool. If you have already purchased this bogus program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

Vista AntiMalware 2010 removal instructions:

1. Click Start->Run (or WinKey+R). Input: “command”. Press Enter or click OK.
2. Type “notepad” as shown in the image below and press Enter. Notepad will open.
3. Copy and past the following text into Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


@=””%1″ %*”

“Content Type”=”application/x-msdownload”

4. Save file as “exefix.reg” (without quotation-marks) to your Desktop.
NOTE: choose Save as type: All files
5. Double-click to open exefix.reg. Click “Yes” for Registry Editor prompt window.
6. Download STOPzilla or an automatic removal tool below. Update STOPzilla and run a full system scan.

If you can’t complete the above steps then please use another PC to download an automatic removal tool and exefix.reg (Right Click (Save Target As)) to download file. Copy these files to USB flash drive or any other external media and transfer them to infected computer. Launch exefix.reg file first and then install STOPzilla.

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Vista AntiMalware 2010 manual removal:

Kill processes:


Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"

Delete files:


Delete directories:

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  • Guest

    i deleted all the registry entries and now now of my executable will run.

  • Guest

    clarification…i deleted the registry entries identified in the article and now NONE of my executables will run. only those desktop icons that also have an option to run as an administrator will run. i have also noticed that many of the services on the computer are also no longer running.

  • Guest

    Thanks, that exefix.reg file worked wonderfully.

  • alma

    i wouldn't mind a little help! i'm still running things as an administrator!

  • Guest

    Malwarebytes Antimalware works absolutely terrific for fake malware, worked on many for me including Vista Antimalware 2010. Used succesfully on Vista and XP
    Hope this helps all.

  • Guest

    i agree with the person below me. it doesnt work. At worst than when i started

  • Guest

    this does not worl at all i did evruthing and now my compt is treat fullll! and doesnt wanna run any programs THNAKX ALOT FOR NOTHINg. ugh! AND if you download the doctorsyware thing ull end up having to pay for the removal of the things it only scanss

  • Guest

    The exefix.reg did nothing. I'm still getting little pop ups at the bottom of my screen that I have threats…. Anyone else got any working ideas?

  • Guest

    I did this, and it blocked ALL of my programs, including aim, firefox, etc. Please help!

  • Guest

    I downloaded STOPzilla and ran the scan. It failed to detect the malware.

  • Guest

    shit!i just paid $79.99 US for this false program!!!OMG i 'm such a fool , can i get my money back at all?how? aaaaawwwwwwwwwwww