- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
It’s obvious that developers behind Vista Guard are the same as those behind the same family of rogues, intent on wreaking destruction. Vista Guard, also known as Vista Security and Vista Internet Security all makes use of the same main executable, called pw.exe. This is the proof required to positively determine that all these rogues are exactly the same clone of one rogue program trading under different names.
Vista Guard makes use of the expected tactics employed by most rogue applications to gain the trust of the prospective victim and then exploit him. It will do this by informing the PC owner that his system is under attack, and bombard him with incessant popup messages. One of the better known bogus notifications used by Vista Guard reads as follows:
“Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
It goes without saying that his notification is fake, and should enjoy no attention. In order to eliminate Vista Guard and permanently kill pw.exe you will need the help of a powerful antispyware application. Continually invest in updating your security software which will be able to stop Vista Guard and similar rogues.