Vista Smart Defender - How To Remove?


Vista Smart Defender is a rogue antispyware program that was designed by computer hackers for malicious purposes. It’s a program that simulates actions of security tool though it doesn’t have any useful functions at all. Vista Smart Defender gets into computers using Trojan infections. Basically, you get infected if you visit some malicious website or while downloading some software. Once inside, Vista Smart Defender is configured to start automatically right after you boot your computer.

At first it will start scanning your computer for infections. The scanner only imitates looking for infections, however, you may think it’s a real scan. Once it finishes, the program generates a screen of scan results where it claims to detect a bunch of infectious files. The program will insist to remove them by purchasing a license of Vista Smart Defender. Unfortunately, paying will not help. You will just lose your money but the situation in your computer will be the same.

One more thing to mention is that you will be receiving tons of pop up ads and security notifications warning that your system is at risk. This is a consequence Vista Smart Defender too. Once you remove it, every single problem of your computer will be solved out.

If you have been infected and already paid for this scam, immediately contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. After that scan your system with a reputable antispyware program, such as Spyhunter and remove Vista Smart Defender from your system.

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Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Vista Smart Defender, 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 StopZilla or other tools found on


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March 4, 2013 15:33, March 4, 2013 15:54

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