Vista Guardian Removal Guide
What is Vista Guardian?
Vista Guardian is a rogue anti-spyware program that deliberately displays exaggerated scan results
Rogue AV tool shows various threat detection names to convince victims.
Vista Guardian is the PUP aiming to make you think your computer has many infections and security/privacy risks. This program is usually promoted through the use of fake online scanners, that state that your computer is badly infected and that you should download and install the app in order to remove infections and to protect yourself.
When Vista Guardian is installed and active it will automatically perform a fake system scan when you log in to Windows. After the scan, it will display numerous infections of exaggerated security threats on your computer and then state that you should purchase the program in order to remove the infections or threats which don't even exist.
Don't pay for this bogus software and uninstall it as soon as possible. If you are infected with this virus, then please use the removal guide stated below to remove the questionable tool from your computer manually for free or with an automatic removal tool.
|Type||Rogue antispyware tool|
|Issues||The application focuses on showing false results of the system scan, but those are pre-determined and not related to the machine this PUP is on|
|Distribution||Freeware bundles and deceptive sites, torrent platforms are the most common ways used to spread PUPs around|
|Elimination||Any unwanted programs can be removed using anti-malware tools or security software|
|Repair||You should rely on ReimageIntego and fix any issues triggered by virus damage|
While VistaGuardian is running you will also find your computer flooded with various alerts stating that your computer is infected with malware. This program will hijack both Internet Explorer and Firefox to randomly display messages about insecure Internet activity when browsing the web and state that you should purchase Vista Guardian to protect your computer from possible attacks.
These deceiving scan results, lists, and alerts, like web browser hijacks, are just another attempt to trick you into believing that you are infected with Trojans, worms, and other viruses. Gullible users get fooled and install the full version of the tool or additional application.
However, the worst thing is that this parasite blocks anti-virus and anti-spyware software as well as useful Windows functions (Task Manager and Regedit). In order to remove this VistaGuardian virus, you will have to either use another PC or re-enable default Windows registry settings. To do this, please use the guide below.
Even though this is a fake antivirus tool, it is not malicious or dangerous in any way. It is misleading and deceiving, so the program is not recommended for any user. You should rely on proper tools like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes that are confirmed to find and remove threats. These PUPs can also trigger issues with the machine besides being actively used, so rely on the optimization software and run ReimageIntego that can fix those problems for you.
There are various names of malware that you can see on the screen, but none of them are on your machine.
Do not fall for random advertisements online
You can notice tons of promotional ads and material online that list all the useful features and needed functions of tools considered to be anti-malware tools or system optimizers. There is no need to believe the content you see on the internet, especially when those pop-up ads and banners are randomly appearing on your screen.
Installing anything from the internet can be dangerous and potentially risky, so commercial redirects and ads with offers and deals – not a good source of applications. Torrent sites, pirating platforms, and free download websites are also considered unreliable.
Always go for a trustworthy application provider, a site that is official developers' page. If you do so and then even choose Advanced or Custom options during the installation, you can control the end result and choose what apps to install from the pre-packed bundle.
VistaGuardian termination procedures require your attention to detail
There are various copy-cat tools that claim to have all the security program features and offer to give all the results that AV tools and trusted programs provide. However, this is a misleading tool working on a particular technique that relies on predetermined scan results.
You must remove Vista Guardian program from the machine because it is not valuable nor useful. There are no real features that work and provide any security advantage. It is the program that makes using the computer difficult instead of keeping it secure because it is related to sponsored content delivery and issues that are caused by redirects and exposure to questionable online content.
You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Getting rid of Vista Guardian. Follow these steps
Uninstall from Windows
Instructions for Windows 10/8 machines:
- Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
- Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
- From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
- Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
- If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
- Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.
If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:
- Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
- In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.
- Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
- At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
- In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
- Click OK once the removal process is finished.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Vista Guardian registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.
How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware
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