June 11, 2011

Vista Antispyware 2012.



Vista Antispyware 2012 is a rogue security program that reports false threats and displays fake security. alerts to make you think that your computer is infected.
This malware is distributed through the use of Trojans that usually come from fake online anti-malware scanners or misleading video websites. Once a Trojan virus is installed, it will download and install virus on your PC. Vista Antispyware 2012, the rogue program comes as an update for Windows, fake obviously. The rogue program itself is a typical scareware. It reports false infections and asks to pay for a full version of the program to supposedly remove those infections. The most important thing to remember is that Vista Antispyware 2012 is a scam, don't buy it! Instead please use the removal guide below to remove this infection from your PC as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, Vista Antispyware 2012 uses aggressive methods to protect itself from being removed. It blocks anti-virus and anti-malware software. It may block other programs too, even if they are not related with computer security. Vista Antispyware 2012 has a list of executable files that can be launched and it checks that list every time you open a particular program. What is more, it modifies Windows registry and hijacks Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers. This parasite will display fake security warnings and block certain websites claiming that those websites are dangerous and host malware.

Removal:

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • ppn.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. %LocalAppData%\ppn.exe
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation "TLDUpdates" = '1'
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"'
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = '1'  
Although it is possible to manually remove Vista Antispyware 2012, 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.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software

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