Vista Antivirus 2012 removal video now at YouTube

Vista Antivirus 2012 is the scam and fake security application. Much has already been told about this software and the way it acts. The peculiarity of this rogue program is that it blocks almost all legitimate and decent applications you’re trying to run (execute). Task Manager, Internet Explorer and other browsers are not an exception. The malware would tell you that they are all infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen fake PC threat. But there is no such virus as Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen, this is simply the method how the hoax tries to scare you into thinking your PC’s security is compromised. Then the frauds believe you would be totally distressed and would finally purchase their product named Vista Antivirus 2012 after they promise the relief and cleanup of your system from all the above-mentioned fake security threats. You do need to worry about one thing – this is Vista Antivirus 2012 itself. The program tries to create the impression of some legitimate anti-virus software. It says also that it works as Windows Firewall but there is nothing in it that would actually allow it to perform such functions.

Vista Antivirus 2012 scam
Vista Antivirus 2012 malware

As you know from the previous post about Vista Antivirus 2012, the malware runs the fake system scan of your computer each time you start it. Quite annoying, isn’t it? It also sets your registry to launch itself with each Windows startup. If you look into the section “Add/Remove Programs” of your Control Panel you wouldn’t discover it there. This simple but true fact already explains that there is something malicious in this software, because, frankly speaking, legitimate anti-viruses never behave like that. You would have to participate in their installation process. This can’t be true when it comes to describing Vista Antivirus 2012 and the way it behaves. No doubt, the malware is serious. Unambiguously, you must avoid purchasing it. Logically, there comes the question of successful removal of this fake anti-spyware. How to bypass its blockage and manage to run the malware remover?

There are several ways to make Vista Antivirus 2012 obey your instructions and stop its malware tricks. If you have problems downloading, installing and running the software to delete this type of rogue here are several tricks you might consider:

  • Try to download anti-virus software on clean (virus-free) computer of your friend, relative or at work. Save the installer to your USB / Flash drive and copy the installer to your infected machine. Right-click the installer and choose the option to run it as Administrator (with Administrator’s rights). Once the anti-virus software is installed you may also run its executable (or via the desktop icon) by right-clicking it and running it with Administrator’s rights.
  • If you already have the anti-malware application on your computer you may run it in the same manner – by right-clicking its icon or executable with your mouse and choosing the option to run it as Administrator. This is the trick applied in the video guide.
  • You may amend your computer time to 7-8 days in the future and then restart your system. After that you may reset the date to correct time. After this, download, install and run malware removal application to remove all malicious files and registry entries of this virus. This option might not work in some cases, however.
  • Rebooting your computer into safe mode with networking might additionally be useful to disable the rogue potential.
  • Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer as described above and save it to your desktop. Make sure your PC is tuned up in such a manner that you can see file extensions. Please find more information on how to do it here for Windows XP and here for Windows Vista / Windows 7. Create new text document (right-click the desktop and choose the option “Create – New Text Document”). Name the file as “run” with the extension “bat” (run.bat) Copy the name of the installer of the anti-virus software that you saved to your desktop. Open / edit the “run.bat” file and add the name of the anti-virus installer into it (copy the name of the installer with “exe” extension into run.bat opened file). Save the amendments and execute run.bat The virus remover would be launched.

One of the above-mentioned options should definitely work and help you run the anti-virus software of your choice, in spite of the blockage initiated on the part of Vista Antivirus 2012 virus. GridinSoft Trojan Killer is the powerful anti-virus tool able to get rid of Vista Antivirus 2012 effectively, completely and unambiguously. If you have any problems or don’t think so please let us know and tell about your opinion or problem. Keeping our anti-malware databases updated is the day-by-day objective of our company, so please let us know if you think GridinSoft Trojan Killer was not successful in deleting the rogue. Please do not hurry up to switch to other anti-virus programs if you have problems removing Vista Antivirus 2012 malware. Let us know about your difficulties and give us time and opportunity to assist you in removal of this rogue. Stay safe!

Vista Antivirus 2012 automatic remover:

Vista Antivirus 2012 manual removal guide:

Delete Vista Antivirus 2012 files:
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\opRSK
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\MSASCui.exe
Delete Vista Antivirus 2012 registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKCU\Software\Classes\pezfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKCU\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKCU\Software\Classes\pezfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKCR\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKCR\pezfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKCR\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKCR\pezfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1”

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