This scam originates from the same rogue anti-spyware family as the infamous XP Security 2011 and other threats from Security AntiMalware Guard group that have been noticed in the middle of November. Vista Antispyware 2011 is known to have been infecting computers running Windows Vista by posing to be legitimate anti-spyware. It implements its malicious tactics through the bogus online virus scanners and sneaky trojans that overcome computer’s defense without any permission.
Having infiltrated computer in this way, malware never stops. Just like its relative programs, Vista Anti-Spyware 2011 drops its own files to detected the as malicious. It functions by displaying numerous security notifications and may also start redirecting your web browser to insecure websites also promoting Vista Anti-Spyware 2011.
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
Location of the infection:
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\.[random].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[random]"
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
Although it is possible to manually remove Vista Anti-Spyware 2011, 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 malware and spyware removal applications.