How to remove Vista Guardian?
What is Vista Guardian?
Vista Guardian is a rogue anti-spyware which has many different names that vary depending on what Windows OS runs the compromised PC. VistaGuardian can be also detected as Vista Antispyware 2010, Vista Guardian 2010 or Antivirus Vista 2010, so pay your attention to the design of all the messages which these programs load.
Every scam from this group, including Vista Guardian, is presented as Windows update at the beginning. Typically, Vista Guardian drops the only its file AV.exe which can be simply called the heart of this malware and makes this scam to launch every time your computer boots up. The other misleading activity of Vista Guardian is modification of certain Registry keys and browser’s hijack which will cause you fake firewall warnings stating that the site is a security risk and you are not allowed to visit it.
According to Vista Guardian, there are hundreds of various spyware on your computer. This malware displays fake pop-up ads and scanners and finally states that the only way to fix your computer and remove the “detected” infections is to install licensed version of Vista Guardian. Note: Vista Guardian does not and cannot detect any parasites on any compromised machine. It has no “licensed” version and the same program is simply worthless and surely should be avoided. Please, don’t fall into its tricks and spending your money for it. It is highly recommended acting the opposite and removing Vista Guardian right after you detect its malicious activity on your computer.
Vista Guardian is Extremely dangerous
Vista Guardian may spread via Trojans
Vista Guardian may display fake security messages
Vista Guardian may install additional spyware to your computer
Vista Guardian may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Vista Guardian violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Vista Guardian detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Vista Guardian and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Vista Guardian screenshots
Manual Vista Guardian removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Vista Guardian, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Vista Guardian processes:
Remove these Vista Guardian Registry Entries:
Remove these Vista Guardian files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Vista Guardian infected files and get help in Vista Guardian removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Vista Guardian and similar threats.
Vista Guardian is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Vista Guardian can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Vista Guardian trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Vista Guardian offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Vista Guardian does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Vista Guardian, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Vista Guardian, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Vista Guardian, is nearly impossible to remove manually.