Vista Guardian - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

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.

Automatic Vista Guardian removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual 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 Reimage or other tools found on


Vista Guardian screenshots


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January 31, 2010 13:21, May 9, 2012 17:36

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