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

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as VistaSecurityTool2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Vista Security Tool 2010 is a rogue anti-malware program that usually comes from fake online scanners and fake video websites. While running, this fake program will run a fake system scan and report numerous spyware infections to make you think that your computer is infected with various malware. Then it will ask you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections which as well already know don’t even exist. Don’t buy this bogus program and uninstall Vista Security Tool 2010 from your computer as soon as possible.

As a typical scareware, VistaSecurityTool2010 will display fake security warnings and notifications from Windows Task bar to scare you even more. But don’t worry, just like the false scan results these fake security warnings are fake and should be ignored. Furthermore, Vista Security Tool 2010 will impersonate Windows Security Center and claim that your computer is not protected and that you should purchase the full version of the program to ensure full real time system protection. Again, that’s a part of a scam, so obviously you won’t get any protection. Besides, if you purchase this program you will lose your money and won’t get them back easily. In case you already purchased it, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

What is more, the rogue program will block legitimate software and especially antivirus and antispyware programs. If you find that your computer is infected with this rogue program then you should use the removal instructions below to remove Vista Security Tool 2010 from your computer either manually or with an automatic removal tool.

Vista Security Tool 2010 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

[-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 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 Security Tool 2010 manual removal:

Kill processes:
ave.exe

Delete files:
%AppData%ave.exe

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