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Vista Internet Security 2012. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as VistaInternetSecurity2012, VistaInternet Security 2012 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Vista Internet Security 2012 is not what you may think – after checking it with a reputable updated anti-spyware you will clearly see that it is a malware. It’s definitely not a legitimate anti-spyware dedicated for computers running Windows Vista, but a rogueware which will try to steal your money. This program was designed quite differently from other “popular” and “famous” roguewares because just after intrusion it sets its name according to the OS it finds. More than 15 rogue anti-spywares all look and act identically and begin everything with a secret intrusion. Vista Internet Security 2012 also relies on trojans that use security vulnerabilities to get inside undetected. Then, they viruses also modify some system parameters to make Vista Internet Security 2012 launched after every reboot of computer.

This becomes clear when malware starts showing its fake system scanners, alerts and notifications. These scanners will definitely claim that there are numerous viruses on your PC and that your system security is in danger. Most of them will declare:

Security Hole Detected!
A program is trying to exploit Windows security holes! Passwords and sensitive data may be stolen. Do you want to block this attack?

Vista Internet Security 2012 Alert
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
– Dangerous code found in this site’s pages which installed unwanted software into your system.
– Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
– Spyware infections in your system
– Complaints from other users about this site.
– Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.

Things you can do:
– Get a copy of Vista Security 2012 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)
– Run a spyware, virus and malware scan
– Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS)

However, in reality cyber criminals are trying to make you believe that Vista Internet Security 2012 is actually scanning your computer for infections and detecting malicious activity eventually. Please, do not fall for Vista Internet Security 2012 deceptive notifications and alerts that only seek to create a need of anti-spyware program. Additionally, Vista Internet Security 2012 will offer to purchase its so called “full” version for removal while it is not capable to do nothing but infect your computer even more. This classic tactics should be ignored, but keep in mind that you must remove Vista Internet Security 2012. Please, see more information on this below.

To block Vista Internet Security 2012, try fake-registering it by entering these registration keys: 1147-175591-6550, 2233-298080-3424, 3425-814615-3990 or 9443-077673-5028. This will make your malware think you have paid for it. In additionally, download legitimate anti-spyware and remove Vista Internet Security 2012 for good.

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Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Vista Internet Security 2012 manual removal:

Kill processes:
ppn.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerBrowserEmulation "TLDUpdates" = '1'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = '1'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = '1'

Delete files:
%AllUsersProfile%U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

%LocalAppData%ppn.exe

%Temp%U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

%LocalAppData%U3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

%AppData%TEMPLATESU3F7PNVFNCSJK2E86ABFBJ5H

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  • Mayakovski

    Dont use the Automatic Removal, its spyware doctor and requires registration and paying for it before it will clean your problem.

  • Han

    Worse, you cant purchase Spyware Docter because this malware simply blocks the site you are referred to. Clever bastards. How about a working solution…

  • rv

    this is a cute solution considering you cant get regedit to open….

  • CM

    Hi All. You can get regedit to run by shutting down your system, and then when you power it up again, hold the F8 key. It should give you some options – choose “safe mode with command prompt”. At the command prompt, type “regedit”.

  • Duddddeee

    I like how people are complaining even when this works… download malwarebytes on another computer. Know more about computers before you complain about this

    • Elvis

      You can download it from another computer but if you want to install it on the infected machine it doesnt let you do it.

      You can do nothing with this virus on your machine.

      Any more help out there?

  • Shawn

    When I check my internet speed vista seems to be slowing it down, I now have fios but it seems worst than my old dsl because of vista 2011

  • Shawn

    check my internet speed

  • butch3651

    Only way I found to remove it was to restore to a previous restore point. It will not let you have access to any sitesthat might help you fix it.

    Tried numerous site and all of them were blocked by this virus.

  • dan

    on windows vista home 64-bit, for me, at least, every executable runs properly when i run it as administrator. a malwarebytes quick scan did not get rid of the problem, however.

  • You

    Will avast get rid of it?

  • codi

    i just posted a few things im the one who postes bout how the last code works should i still plan on buy the norton antivirus software from a store

  • codi morris

    since i did this alot of the time i can go to a website i.e google and then it will end up going to another site automatically how do i stop this .my pop up blocker is on.

  • Cory/Maine

    I immediately HARD shutdown the computer, booted to recovery, restored to TWO DAYS AGO (as one day typically doesnt do much if anything), booted to account with full admin, checked msconfig (ppn.exe not running or found on system), deleted the one (or possibly two) key that was present from the manual instructions above, searched (unrestricted) all files/folders that computer can see for ppn/kdn (nothing found). Seem to be back to what I had for a system this morning.

  • Jonas/Mass

    I found it running as niw.exe
    Its very clever in aborting attempts to restore, but what worked was to have task manager open, click system restore, and then immediately go end process on the niw.exe that opened. Very clever one, this.

  • Alex

    Just a warning …… I came to this site after I used system restore now three different times …….. the first two times it worked but it came back. So be leary of this being an instant fix. I had to do it a third time…… and the third time I could not enter safe mode…. it popped up there. Only way was pulling the plug….. starting and pushing ESC key then F11 for system restore…… that worked this time but this terrible plague may still come back! So be warned!

  • Aaron

    It now operates under “ign.exe” too.

  • Jim

    My computer is Vista Home 32-bit. I disconnected from the internet, and through Task Manager I ended process on the offending file (mine was something like ocp.exe or ocr.exe) and Ping.exe. I had to do this a number of times. I did a system restore to a point 3 weeks earlier. I next booted up in Safe mode. Researching the various 3-letter executable files on my computer, I found quite a few legitimate ones, but one that was not (SBT.exe) that was hidden in an installer folder. I made my way to that folder by command line change of directory. Once I made the folder and files writeable with an ATTRIB -R command, I was able to delete that file along the other ones in that folder.
    That seemed to solve the problem, but to be double-safe, I booted in safe mode with networking, and ran a full scan with my McAfee Internet Security software.

  • diane

    The third code worked to remove this pesky malware. Thank you!

  • mel

    it was a russian file i found it using task manager processes

  • Dmitriy

    I havent restarted my comp. yet to confirm it worked, but heres what I did:

    Hit ctrl + alt + del
    open task manager (vista security thing blocks opening task manager via right-clicking on dock)

    go to processes running, and sort them by memory usage. Then I looked near the top (most memory usage) and located the program that sounded fishy. Then right-clicked and opened the file location of the program,I ended the process and looked to see if vista internet security was still operational. On my first try I got it. After that, I simply deleted the ~300 kb .exe file and boom!
    It was called ooh.exe or something. Just give it a shot!

    If it turns out to work, easy fix!

  • Cazakatari

    I couldnt boot into safe mode (a different story) and I couldnt get task manager to stay open for longer than half a second, so if anyone else has this problem this is what I did to fix. I found the internet security .exe (it was called iSecurity I think), and instead of just deleting it, I went into properties and changed its permissions to inaccessible to everyone. After restarting this prevented it from opening, so then I could run a spyware removal.