Vista Antispyware 2011 is another malicious program that infects computer systems over the Internet in order to gain some money from computer users. It spreads over system vulnerabilities with a help of Trojan viruses. Once inside, Vista Antispyware modifies Windows Registry in order to play the main role in controlling the whole system.
These changes are responsible for a bunch of security notifications and pop up messages that are not only very annoying but they may also mislead you into thinking that your system is badly infected with various spyware infections. These messages inlude:
Vista Antispyware 2011 Firewall Alert
Vista Antispyware 2011 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
However, you shouldn’t trust any of them once they mention purchasing Vista Antispyware or is somehow related to Vista Antispyware 2011. That’s because they are only trying to trick you into purchase a fake program. One more thing to be mentioned, infections can appear with a different name, for example, XP Antispyware 2011 or Win 7 Antispyware 2011 depending on what OS your computer runs.
Besides, once you are infected with Vista Antispyware, every computer reboot will be followed by a scanner of it. This scan must be ignored just like the messages caused by this badware just because the program is fake and it is not able to detect any real infections.
Another irritating consequence of the existence of Vista Antispyware 2011 inside the system is browser hijacking. Once you attempt to visit some Internet page you may end up receiving a message like this:
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 Antispyware 2011 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)
– Run a spyware, virus and malware scan
– Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS)
Please, do not trust any information claiming that Vista Antispyware 2011 is a legitimate antispyware program. If you have noticed any of the traces of this dangerous application on your computer, you should consider removing Vista Antispyware as soon as possible.
Vista Antispyware 2011 removal guide
First thing to try is entering this key 1145-17884799-7733 and this order number 21197673. It might disable Vista AntiSpyware 2011, and allow time to scan with spyware removers. If was announced by malware researcher S!Ri that they work for new versions of the rogue as well, which surprised us. However, it might fail. To remove Vista Antispyware 2011 you will need to download and burn into cd several programs on clean PC or Alternate OS scaner. Here instructions:
a) Burn these programs to CD or write them to USB disk (you can use an MP3 player):
- Spyware Doctor ( https://www.2-viruses.com/spdoc.exe )
- Registry fix : https://www.2-viruses.com/wp-content/uploads/exeregfix.reg to restore normal execution of registry
- You might want to download Hitman Pro or Malwarebytes as alternate scanners. Though you are likely to be able to download them later on.
b). Boot normally. Wait for Vista Antispyware 2011 to launch, and run exeregfix.reg . This should allow launching legitimate programs
c) Delete or remove the files that are mentioned in our files box. You can use Spyware Doctor to identify the infected files and additional infections. Do not forget update it before scanning. Remove what it finds.
d) Scan with Spyware Doctor and secondary tools and reboot your PC. This should fully get rid of Vista Antispyware 2011.
In some cases virus mutates and you cannot perform some part of these instructions. In such cases we recommend trying scans from within safe mode, or doing Alternate OS scans by tools from one of antivirus program makers, for example this : http://pctools.com/aoss
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