Vista Smart Defender Pro - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Vista Smart Defender Pro is a rogue antivirus program that was recently released by cyber criminals who want to get some money easily. The program spreads using Trojan infections, so the user could not detect it at the stage of infiltration. Once inside, Vista Defender Pro uses fake security notifications and a fake scanner to create a feeling that your system is infected. Later on it recommends purchasing a full version of Vista Smart Defender Pro so it could finish the scan and remove all infections that have been detected. That is how computer hackers are earning money.

As you may guess from the name, the program attacks computers running Windows Vista operating system. The are other versions of this rogue that attacks computers with later versions of Windows. All programs work exactly the same way and it changes the name just to be more tricky and more difficult to detect.

Vista Smart Defender Pro also generates fake security notifications. These messages basically warn that some of your programs are infected, your system contains some errors and similar things. They are fake just like the scanner of Vista Smart Defender Pro. Take a look at few notifications that may appear on your computer once you get infected:

System hijack!
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.

Threat detected!
Security alert! Your computer was found to be infected with privacy-threatening software. Private data may get stolen and system damage may be severe. Recover your PC from the infection right now, perform a security scan.

Privacy alert!
Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Click here for a free security scan and spyware deletion.

We strongly recommend to remove Vista Smart Defender Pro as soon as possible. Run a full system scan with a full version of a reliable antispyware program, for example, Spyhunter. Make sure to have an upgraded version of it as only this will ensure that all infections will be removed. One more thing to mention, if you have paid for Vista Smart Defender Pro, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

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Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Vista Smart Defender Pro, 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 5, 2013 10:34, March 6, 2013 12:18

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