Vista Antispyware 2017 Virus Removal Guide
Vista Antispyware 2017 is a fake security application. Vista Antispyware 2017 will infect computers running Windows Vista. Vista Antispyware 2017 hopes to trick the user into purchasing the application and will make an attempt to force the user to purchase it by making the computer unusable. Vista Antispyware 2017 can’t be uninstalled and has to be removed. Vista Antispyware 2017 will block the user from using Internet Explorer by telling the user that Internet Explorer has been infected with a virus. By blocking Internet Explorer, the user will have trouble attempting to remove Vista Antispyware 2017. The main workaround is this issue is to right click on the Internet Explorer icon and click “Run as Administrator.” An easier workaround is to log into another user account and then work to remove Vista Antispyware 2017. If there are no additional user accounts, create one. Each time a program is run, Vista Antispyware 2017 will come up. This type of application is classified as a Rogue Security Application. While Vista Antispyware 2017 may look like a real antivirus program, the program is fake. The last version of Vista Antispyware 2017 was called Vista Antispyware 2018.
The files for Vista Antispyware 2017 will hide in the application data folder as a hidden system file. This executable is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe, which are the main executable of previous clones of this virus. Vista Antispyware 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 Antispyware 2017. These two pages have a combined 170 comments.
Below is our recommended removal tool for Vista Antispyware 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 Antispyware 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 Antispyware 2017. Vista Antispyware 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 Antispyware 2017 can be found below.
“Vista Antispyware 2017 Firewall Alert!
Vista Antispyware 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.”
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 Antispyware 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 Antispyware 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 Antispyware 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.
The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Vista Antispyware 2017 can be removed by using the
Manual Vista Antispyware 2017 Removal – In order to manually remove Vista Antispyware 2017, the processes associated with Vista Antispyware 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 Antispyware 2017 entered the computer.
Stop Vista Antispyware 2017 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
The executable for Vista Antispyware 2017 will generally be a series of three characters or PW.exe. These three letters will generally be lower case letters. Right click on the process and click “open file location” to find the location of the file.
Remove Vista Antispyware 2017 Files (Learn How To Do This)
Vista Antispyware 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 Antispyware 2017 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Antispyware 2017
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Vista Antispyware 2017
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vista Antispyware 2017
Remove Vista Antispyware 2017 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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