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

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as VistaSecurity2012, VistaSecurity 2012 | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Vista Security 2012 is a fake computer security program that promises its victims to fix their computers and remove all viruses detected. However, you should know that these “viruses” won’t be found by any legitimate anti-spyware becauseVista Security 2012 fakes them trying to make you concerned. This scam hails from notorious malwares family which expects to steal users’ money.By changing its name according to the OS it finds, programs from Vista Security 2012 group infect computers unnoticeably with a help f Trojans. Vista Security 2012 is also distributed through fake online scanners, flash updates, misleading pop-ups that appear when you are browsing, so make sure that your anti-spyware is usually updated!

Having infiltrated the targeted computer, Vista Security 2012 will start causing numerous problems though it will try to convince you that it is extremely needed. Being quite hardly removable, this scam displays lots of false spyware detection reports and fabricated scanners that will announce the same thing:

Stealth intrusion!
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.

Vista Security 2012 Alert
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 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)

This unpaid activity also includes continuous pop-up ads and takeover of your browser to interrupt into your normal work with PC. Going no further, Vista Security 2012 will say that for elimination of these problems, you firstly have to register its “full” version and now it should become obvious that it wants your money only. Vista Security 2012 should not be left inside your PC because it will let other scams to reach your machine and also starts fraudulent activity. Whenever you see it, don’t take seriously anything what it tells and stay away from it and its websites. Make sure that you remove Vista Security 2012 as soon as possible if it’s on your machine already. To disable it, try entering one of these registration codes: 2233-298080-3424, 3425-814615-3990 or 9443-077673-5028. In addition, run a full system scan.

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Vista 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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