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Vista Internet Security 2010. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as VistaInternetSecurity 2010, VistaInternetSecurity2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Vista Internet Security 2010 (can be also called as Vista Internet Security or Vista Internet Security 2011) is a rogue anti-spyware program that simulates a system scan and reports false scan results just to scare you and make you think that your computer is infected with Trojans, worms and other malware. Once installed, it will display fake security alerts or notifications and then inform you that you need to pay money to register the program if you want to remove the infections and computer threats, which of course do not even exist. Do not pay for this software and get rid of Vista Internet Security 2010 form your computer upon detection using the removal stated guide below.

Vista Internet Security 2010 displays warnings and notifications about serious security threats and privacy issues. It will also state that it has detected many critical spyware objects and that these objects can expose private information. Of course, that’s not true. This is just a part of whole scam. Besides, no matter what you decide to do, it will ask to pay for a full version of the program to protect your computer from malware and possible attacks from the Internet. Just ignore all of this and read the removal instructions carefully. Remove Vista Internet Security 2011 as soon as possible!

VistaInternetSecurity2010 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


“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 Internet Security 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_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"

Delete files:


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  • Mercestes

    I cant comment on the rest of the steps. but the instructions to fix your executable instructions in the registry did work.

    Once you have access to your executables again, its merely a matter of running your fav. AV program or manually removing the infected files.

    Thank you, btw.

  • Guest

    I have no idea how I even got the Vista Internet Security, but I can tell you it was extremely annoying, and it took me days of aggravation to figure out how to do it, and then I found your site. I cannot thank you enough! God Bless you!

  • Guest

    I the best way to remove virus is just roll back to a restore point before the computer was infected.

  • Guest

    Umm… I see no AV.exe
    I have an ave.exe but no av.exe
    DO I kill it?

  • Guest

    You can get STOPzilla for free using the google pac.

  • Dark

    Ok, none of this crap worked and it's still popping up like crazy. So someone please give me a soultion that WORKS!!!!

  • Guest

    this worked out great! i would like to kick in the nuts who ever wrote this crap program.

  • Guest

    thank you so much, those pop ups were driving me insane. in the middle of writing a dissertation and thought i would lose all my work

    thank you again

  • Guest

    I can't open my taskmanager. cant open malwarebytes. can't redownload malwarebytes. can't system restore. i'm lost.

  • Zion12

    THANKYOU to whoever put this page up,
    to all who left HELPFUL comments
    and to!!

    you have officially saved my life collectivley!!

    STEPS 1through to 5 work perfectly with Malware bytes anti malware

  • Shankar

    Hi ,
    I got irritated with that spyware and i tried with spyhunter it didn't work but it worked with your instructions. Thanks much.

  • Corrado

    Ehy guys, this shit is not working out. Just restore your system, it will be faster.
    Start Menu-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System restore!
    I did it and it has deleted the crappy program!

  • Guest

    need help..i cant make it..huhhuhuhuhu..

  • Guest

    You DO have to pay for STOPzilla. It will initially scan your computer and YES it does find the infections and threats, but then you must upgrade the software and fully register, at a COST…. Still working on removal.

  • Guest

    YESSSS ty sooo much
    i had to do it like 10 times b4 it actually worked though…..

  • Guest

    i believe command can also be replaced with cmd

    and this process should be done from a logon with administrative privileges.

    safe mode probably helps too, if you dont know how to access safe mode..

    restart pc, after bios press F8 until you get the options.


  • Guest

    Worked great! Thank you!

  • Guest

    It worked perfectly. Thanks for your help.

  • Guest

    Okay I'm confused by step number four… Can someone help? What do I click?

  • Guest

    I'm sorry, step number five.*

  • Guest

    Oh, *laughs*….you poor old thing. I feel so sorry for you, but your mean attitude will probably make you feel a little better about yourself. For a little while anyway. Good luck!

  • Guest

    vv Fat 14y/o kid, no doubt.

  • *laughs*

    The fact that all of you people were so failtastic as to get infected to begin with amuses me greatly. Get off the internet failtards

  • Guest

    None of it has worked to remove it.

  • Guest

    Thank you…. SOOOOOO much

  • Help me.

    I started the exefix and everything. I ended up just renewin norton which fixed the problem. I have deleted exefix.reg but now whenever I try to open ANYTHING, I either have to open with, or it tells me the .exe is not found. how do i fix this?

  • 2010-02-28

    i nuked it with spybot search and destory…and malewarebytes anti-maleware and got rid of it. my computer went bonkers on saturday and i fixed it on sunday morning.
    didn't need to do any registry stuff. got it from a windows update that had the virus coded in it…good luck folks.

  • Guest

    Didn't work first of all and second. PC DOCTOR is not free. what a waste of time.

  • Guest

    thank you. finally got rid of the little jerk. All my scans missed it, and then it shut down everything saying i did not have the permission to access any programs. i had to start my computer in safe mode and manually enter the registry editor code. thanks a ton

  • Guest

    this fix sucks i followed all the steps and now when i log on i get a blank screen and the only way i can open anything is through the task manager

  • Guest

    It says I can't use the exe. file because I need to edit it from the registry editor. I have no idea what that means! Can someone please help me? This is the second time this virus came up and I'm wicked scared it won't go away this time.

  • Guest

    Just needed steps 1-5 and then reboot – worked perfectly – lifesaver – thanks!

  • Guest

    I am unable to get my computer to accept the Command. I really would like to get this off my computer. Thanks for any answers

  • Guest

    When we start the first step, the answer is that”windows cannot find “command”. Is there any other option to enter?

  • Guest

    YES! do steps 1-5 and reboot and its all gone! this virus was a bitch! my friend brought her computer over and i scanned it with malwarebytes, avg, avast, mcaffe, and norton! and nothin! haha lil bastard

  • Guest

    Go to the av.exe file in appdata and rename it. This will stop the program and allow you to delete it.

  • Guest

    i cant access any programs either, help please?

  • Guest

    Sweet i removed it you dont need the last “SpywareDoctor” step its just something else to pay for…do the first 5 steps and youre golden.

  • Guest

    If you start your computer in safe-mode with networking, and load i-explorer as fast as you can. you should have about a 5 minutes open window to browse before vista internet security bends your computer over backwards.

  • Guest

    What if you cant copy the code?

    I mean on the other computer..
    It says you can NOT go on the internet ..
    Like at ALL.

    God. I hate these kind of things!
    So what shall I do?

  • Guest

    Thanks so much, just one pointer to everybody doing this manually, make sure you use the exefix.reg file BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!!! i made the mistake of deleting the registry values first and then had to run the exefix by opening a previously made text file.
    Thanks again!

  • Anonymon

    It was fun and all, but I want to take legal action against these f**kers. Any advice?

  • Guest

    Thank you for this – I was worried I had somehow contracted numerous trojans and other viruses. This seems to me one of the more worrying viruses to infect my computer. I took a Norton scan, and it didn't detect this, possibly more virus magic?

  • Guest

    I tried this and now I can't acess any of my programs is there a way to undo???

  • Guest

    I tried this and now I can't acess any of my programs is there a way to undo???

  • Guest

    Yeah, Okay. But Spyware doctor wont remove anything without being registered. Do I seriously have to?

  • Craig Neeld

    Worked a treat, many thanks.