Vista Guard (VistaGuard) Virus Removal Guide

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

The following programs are similar to Vista Guard -

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Vista Guard, also known as VistaGuard, is a fake antivirus application. Vista Guard generally infects systems running Windows Vista. Vista Guard is a clone of Vista Smart Security 2016. Vista Guard is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse. Vista Guard main executable is PW.exe, which is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe. Vista Guard will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing PW.exe. The comments here and comments here may provide insight. PW.exe is generally a hidden file.

Below is our recommended removal tool for Vista Guard. 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 Guard with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Vista Guard, try using Process Explorer.

It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Vista Guard will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.

Boot Menu

The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Vista Guard can be removed by using the

or by manually removing the virus.

View Vista Guard Files
View Vista Guard Keys

Common symptoms and characteristics of Vista Guard and other rogue security programs include:
1. Vista Guard is generally installed without user permission.
2. Vista Guard 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 Guard Removal – In order to manually remove Vista Guard, the processes associated with Vista Guard 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 Guard entered the computer.

Stop Vista Guard Processes (Learn How To Do This)
PW.exe

Remove Vista Guard Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\PW.exe

Remove Vista Guard Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Guard
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Vista Guard
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vista Guard

Remove Vista Guard Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
PW.exe

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If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips.

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