Vista Internet Security 2010

Virsu Name: Vista Internet Security 2010 (which is also known as Vista Internet Security) is a newer OS-specific rogue anti-spyware program that will show itself in different ways according to the Operating System it is installed on. It uses the same old fake software tactics of trying to trick the user into buying a software license by scaring them using fake security warnings. It gets downloaded by Trojans which reach the user’s system through infected Facebook or MySpace advertisements as well as through fake codecs. Once installed, Vista Internet Security 2010 will start performing fake scans on the computer, giving out fake reports that warn the user that their computer is at risk. Furthermore, this rogue software claims that its currently installed ‘trial’ version cannot remove these detected fake ‘threats’, and urges the user to buy the ‘full’ version of the software. However, it is important to remember that Vista Internet Security 2010 is merely a fake program and it cannot scan or clean your system in any way.

Vista Internet Security 2010

Vista Internet Security 2010

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In order to remove Vista Internet Security 2010, it is necessary to stop its process, remove its files and folders and delete its registry entries.

Remove Vista Internet Security 2010

File Windows 7 Internet Security 2010 Removal Procedures

The first step needed to remove Windows 7 Internet Security 2010 is to stop the following process: ( Learn how to terminate a running process )

  • av.exe

Please note that if you are in safe mode this program is most likely not running. Now you are ready to delete the following files and folders:

  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\av.exe
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\WRblt8464P

Once these steps have been completed, Vista Internet Security 2010 no longer resides on your hard disk.

Registry Removal Procedures

Removing files and folders is not sufficient to completely get rid of Vista Internet Security 2010. The following registry entries should also be removed: How to Edit Registry Here

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe” -safe-mode
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “iexplore.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1?
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1?

Once these keys and settings have been removed, your computer is completely safe from Vista Internet Security 2010. It would be prudent to perform a registry scan using a well-known registry cleaner to ensure that no registry values created by Vista Internet Security 2010 remain. Additionally, a full computer scan using genuine antivirus software such as SpyHunter would be recommended in order to make sure that no additional malicious files have been left behind.

Outside Resources:

http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-vista-internet-security-2010

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-security/vista-internet-security-2010-malware/e36af536-a9a7-4415-877d-536d7cf32e65

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