Vista Security 2020 (VistaSecurity2011) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
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Vista Security 2020, also known as VistaSecurity 2020, is a fake antivirus application. Vista Security 2020 generally infects systems running Windows Vista. Vista Security 2020 can infect systems running other operating systems; however, the name of the program will change. For example, the name will change to XP Security 2020 (for systems with Windows XP) and to Vista Security 2020 (for systems with Windows Vista). Vista Security 2020 is a clone of Total Vista Security. Vista Security 2020 is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse. Vista Security 2020 main executable is PW.exe, which is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe. Vista Security 2020 will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing PW.exe. The comments here and comments here may provide insight into the successful removal of Vista Security 2020. PW.exe is generally a hidden file.
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Vista Security 2020 Removal Tip - If Vista Security 2020 is blocking applications from running, right click on the application file and select “Run as administrator.” This should allow the user to install removal software (since the administrator will have full rights on the computer) in order to successfully remove Vista Security 2020.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may also need to stop the processes associated with Vista Security 2020 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Vista Security 2020, try using Process Explorer.
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Vista Security 2020 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.
The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Vista Security 2020 can be removed by using the
Common symptoms and characteristics of Vista Security 2020 and other rogue security programs include:
1. Vista Security 2020 is generally installed without user permission.
2. Vista Security 2020 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 2020 Removal – In order to manually remove Vista Security 2020, the processes associated with Vista Security 2020 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 2020 entered the computer.
Vista Security 2020 has two revisions; one revision has the executable as PW.exe while the other has an executable which is [random three letters].exe.
Remove Vista Security 2020 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\PW.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random three letters].exe
The executable is generally a hidden file. To see hidden files, turn on hidden files in the folder options under “Hidden files and folders.” In Windows Vista, you can search “hidden files and folders” in the Windows Search Bar which will direct you to the folder options.
Remove Vista Security 2020 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Security 2020
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Vista Security 2020
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vista Security 2020
Remove Vista Security 2020 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
[random three letters].exe
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