Vista Antivirus 2012 Removal Guide
What is Vista Antivirus 2012?
Vista Antivirus 2012 is a rogue security program that is promoted through the use of Trojans. When this fake program is running, it will simulate a system scan and display a list of false system security threats. Vista Antivirus 2012 will display fake security warnings and impersonate Windows Security Center to make this scam look more realistic. It will also hijack your web browser and block antivirus and anti-spyware programs. Finally the rogue program will ask you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the non-existing infections. Don’t purchase it and remove Vista Antivirus 2012 from your computer upon detection.
Vista Antivirus 2012 protects itself quite effectively. It blocks legitimate security software and hijack web browsers. In some cases it blocks all programs, not only anti-virus or anti-spyware software. What is more, it will detect many of well known and reputable websites as harmful and display fake security alert stating that you may infect your PC if you open a particular website. And of course, it disables certain Windows functions such as Task Manager.
To make its victims scared, it will state:
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 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.
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.
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.
It’s possible to remove it manually, but you have to re-enable those Windows functions at first. You may also download an automatic removal tool, but again have to fix some registry entries and terminate the main process of Vista Antivirus 2012 to be able to use malware removal tool. As you can see, Vista Antivirus 2012 is nothing more but a scam. If you have already purchased this rogue program then contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. In addition, if you find difficulties in running your anti-spyware, please follow these special tips you should know:
1. Try launching as administrator by right-clicking on executable and choosing from menu
2. Try renaming the executable to something else, like iexplore.exe so Vista Antivirus 2012 will not block it.
3. From another user account on Vista system
4. Launch anti-malware programs from safe mode with networking.
5. Stop Vista Antivirus 2012 processes with task manager or other utility.
6. Using codes like 3425-814615-3990 or 9443-077673-5028 to disable malware.
This will allow running legitimate anti-malware programs and completely clean your PC from Vista Antivirus 2012.
How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware
Protect your privacy – employ a VPN
There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals.
No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool
If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.
If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.