Vista Home Security 2016 Virus Removal Guide
Vista Home Security 2016 is a new fake security application. The application is very misleading. The main annoyance that Vista Home Security 2016 will create is that it will block the user from using Internet Explorer. Each time the user attempts to run Internet Explorer, it will create a pop up and then redirect all pages to their warning page. The main workaround is to right click on the Internet Explorer icon and click “Run as Administrator.” The can also be done with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which Win 7 Antispyware 2016 shouldn’t block. If you have additional user accounts on the computer, log into the other account and remove Vista Home Security 2016. Vista Home Security 2016 is generally installed without user permission and proceeds to provide a fake scan and result for the user. Sometimes the user will download Vista Home Security 2016 from a fake scanner page. The fake scanner page will scare the user into downloading and installing the program. The application is one of many fake computer security applications released around early June 2017. The other applications include Vista Antispyware 2016 and XP Home Security 2016. This type of application is classified as a Rogue Security Application. While Vista Home Security 2016 may look like a real antivirus program, the program is fake. The last version of Vista Home Security 2016 was called Vista Home Security 2017. Vista Home Security 2017 was released in March 2017; however, there have been previous releases of this fake program in February 2017, April 2017, and November 2017.
In order to see the files for Vista Home Security 2016, the user will need to turn on hidden files. The main file for Vista Home Security 2016 will be hidden as a system file. This executable is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe, which are the main executable of previous clones of this virus. Vista Home Security 2016 will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing the main executable file. The comments for AV.exe and comments for AVE.exe may provide insight into the successful removal of Vista Home Security 2016. These two pages have roughly a combined 160 comments.
Below is our recommended removal tool for Vista Home Security 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.
Vista Home Security 2016 will block the user from browsing the web. To download the removal tool, please type in the address below in Internet Explorer.
It is still possible to use Internet Explorer. In the video below, we have detailed how to access the web in Internet Explorer.
We recommend reading through our removal tips if you plan to manually remove Vista Home Security 2016. Vista Home Security 2016, like many other fake antivirus programs, will create a series of warnings and pop ups in order to scare the user into purchasing the fake program. Some of these warnings which are created by Vista Home Security 2016 can be found below.
“Vista Home Security 2016 Firewall Alert!
Vista Home Security 2016 has blocked a program from accessing the internet.
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.”
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.”
Vista Home Security 2016 will also modify Internet Explorer to show the following alert listed below when the browser is opened. It will continue to show the following when visiting websites. It will essentially redirect the webpage to the following.
“Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
Dangerous code found in this site’s pages which installs unwanted software into your system.
Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
Spyware infection in your system.
Complaints from other users about this site.
Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.
Things you can do:
Get a copy of Vista Home Security 2016 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED).
Run a spyware, virus and malware scan.
Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS).”
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Vista Home Security 2016 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 Home Security 2016 can be removed by using the
Manual Vista Home Security 2016 Removal – In order to manually remove Vista Home Security 2016, the processes associated with Vista Home Security 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 Home Security 2016 entered the computer.
Stop Vista Home Security 2016 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
The executable for Vista Home Security 2016 will generally be a series of three characters or PW.exe.
Remove Vista Home Security 2016 Files (Learn How To Do This)
Vista Home Security 2016 main executable file is a hidden protected system file. Turn on “show hidden files” and turn off “hide protected operating system files” in order to see these files. This feature can be found in the folder options in the view tab. Search “folder options” in the program search to get to the folder options.
Remove Vista Home Security 2016 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Home Security 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Vista Home Security 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vista Home Security 2016
Remove Vista Home Security 2016 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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