Vista Home Security 2017 Virus Removal Guide

Vista Home Security 2017 is a new fake security application. The application is very misleading. The main annoyance that Vista Home Security 2017 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 2017 shouldn’t block. If you have additional user accounts on the computer, log into the other account and remove Vista Home Security 2017. Vista Home Security 2017 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 2017 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 2018. The other applications include Vista Antispyware 2017 and XP Home Security 2017. This type of application is classified as a Rogue Security Application. While Vista Home Security 2017 may look like a real antivirus program, the program is fake. The last version of Vista Home Security 2017 was called Vista Home Security 2018. Vista Home Security 2018 was released in March 2018; however, there have been previous releases of this fake program in February 2018, April 2018, and November 2018.

In order to see the files for Vista Home Security 2017, the user will need to turn on hidden files. The main file for Vista Home Security 2017 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 2017 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 2017. These two pages have roughly a combined 160 comments.

Below is our recommended removal tool for Vista Home Security 2017. 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 2017 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 2017. Vista Home Security 2017, 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 2017 can be found below.

“Vista Home Security 2017 Firewall Alert!
Vista Home Security 2017 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.”

“Stealth intrusion!
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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 Home Security 2017 can be removed by using the

or by manually removing the virus.

View Vista Home Security 2017 Files
View Vista Home Security 2017 Keys

Manual Vista Home Security 2017 Removal – In order to manually remove Vista Home Security 2017, the processes associated with Vista Home Security 2017 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 2017 entered the computer.

Stop Vista Home Security 2017 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters].exe

The executable for Vista Home Security 2017 will generally be a series of three characters or PW.exe.

Remove Vista Home Security 2017 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\[random letters].exe

Vista Home Security 2017 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 2017 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Home Security 2017
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vista Home Security 2017

Remove Vista Home Security 2017 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters].exe

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