Vista Security Tool 2016 (VistaSecurityTool2010) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Vista Security Tool 2016 is a fake antivirus program and is classified as a rogue security application. The fake antivirus program generally infects systems running Windows Vista. The program will change into XP Security Tool 2016 if it infects a system running Windows XP. Vista Security Tool 2016 is a clone of Total Vista Security. The following fake antivirus programs are also similar to Vista Security Tool 2016:
Total XP Security, Total Vista Security, Win 7 AntiMalware 2016, Total Win 7 Security, XP AntiMalware, Vista Security Tool 2016, Vista Security Tool 2016, XP Smart Security 2016, and Vista Smart Security 2016.
Vista Security Tool 2016 is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse. Vista Security Tool 2016 main executable is AVE.exe, which is similar to AV.exe. Vista Security Tool 2016 will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing AVE.exe. The comments here may provide insight. AVE.exe is generally a hidden file.
Below is our recommended removal tool for Vista Security Tool 2016. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Vista Security Tool 2016 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Vista Security Tool 2016, try using Process Explorer.
Common symptoms and characteristics of Vista Security Tool 2016 and other rogue security programs include:
1. Vista Security Tool 2016 is generally installed without user permission.
2. Vista Security Tool 2016 uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
Manual Vista Security Tool 2016 Removal – In order to manually remove Vista Security Tool 2016, the processes associated with Vista Security Tool 2016 must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Vista Security Tool 2016 entered the computer.
Remove Vista Security Tool 2016 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe
Remove Vista Security Tool 2016 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Security Tool 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Vista Security Tool 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vista Security Tool 2016
Remove Vista Security Tool 2016 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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