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

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as VistaMalware2010, VistaMalware 2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Vista Malware 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Vista AntiSpyware 2010. This program is promoted through the use of Trojans that display fake security warnings. Trojans usually come from fake online anti-malware scanners or bogus video websites. When Vista Malware 2010 is installed on your computer it will be configured to start automatically when you log on into Windows. Once active, it will scan your computer for malware and display a list of infections that supposedly can’t be removed until you purchase the program. The scan results are all false and can be safely ignored, because it displays these results in order to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malware.

While running the program will also display fake security alerts stating that your computer is infected, your sensitive information can be stolen or that you are under attack from a remote computer. What is more, it will block legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware program to protect itself from being removed. VistaMalware2010 also uses browser hijacking to redirect users of infected computers to various misleading websites full of false information. If you find that you are infected with this bogus program, please do not purchase it. Instead use the removal instructions below to remove Vista Malware 2010 from your computer wither manually or with an automatic removal tool. If you have already purchased this program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Use this removal guide for eliminating Vista Malware 2010:

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

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfile]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfile]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellopencommand]
@=””%1″ %*”[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe]
@=”exefile”
“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 an STOPzilla, update it and run a full system scan.

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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 Malware 2010 manual removal:

Kill processes:
av.exe

ave.exe

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:
av.exe

ave.exe

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