Antivirus Vista 2018 (AntivirusVista2010) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Antivirus Vista 2018 is a fake antivirus program. The program generally infects operating systems running Windows Vista. Antivirus Vista 2018 is one of many fake antivirus programs; other fake antivirus programs include Vista Antispyware 2018 and XP Guardian. Antivirus Vista 2018 hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various tactics such as creating fake virus scans and creating pop up boxes. The program is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse; therefore, the program is generally installed with user permission. Antivirus Vista 2018 is fake and doesn’t work.
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Antivirus Vista 2018 will create pop up windows, which include a Antivirus Vista 2018 Firewall Alert about Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen, which is a fake threat detected by Antivirus Vista 2018. Other windows include a warning about a intrusion and about tracking software.
The Antivirus Vista 2018 Firewall Alert will state – “Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.”
Antivirus Vista 2018 itself doesn’t work to remove viruses and therefore should be removed immediately. It has a website which it uses to advertise the fake program.
Common symptoms and characteristics of Antivirus Vista 2018 and other rogue security programs include:
1. Antivirus Vista 2018 is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. Antivirus Vista 2018 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.
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 Antivirus Vista 2018 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Antivirus Vista 2018, try using Process Explorer.
Manual Antivirus Vista 2018 Removal – In order to manually remove Antivirus Vista 2018, the processes associated with Antivirus Vista 2018 must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Antivirus Vista 2018 entered the computer.
Stop Antivirus Vista 2018 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Antivirus Vista 2018 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe
Remove Antivirus Vista 2018 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus Vista 2018
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Antivirus Vista 2018
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Antivirus Vista 2018
Remove Antivirus Vista 2018 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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