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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Vista Home Security 2012

It can be difficult to distinguish between genuine and bogus online security tools like the well-known and highly despised rogue antispyware application Vista Home Security 2012. This rogue was created not to be of any value to a PC but instead to rip honest, hardworking consumers off. It will pretend to emulate the workings of a real antispyware application, and try to fool its victims with a fake system scan but at the end of the day you cannot trust any correspondence received from Vista Home Security 2012.

This rogue will use any means possible to facilitate its infiltration of the system. This includes making use of established forms of infection including browser hijacking websites and bogus online malware scanners. These browser hijackers forcefully redirect users to their compromised landing pages, where they utilize drive-by download tactics to root the Vista Home Security 2012 infection into the PC.

Users may find it difficult to detect and remove Vista Home Security 2012 from the system due to its surreptitious infiltration. This rogue will spam the user with various fake security threats in the form of pop ups and will block the user’s internet access. You will only be able to regain control of your PC if you immediately destroy Vista Home Security 2012.

Update:

The rogue removal will be easier if you used these activation codes to “register” the rogue:

2233-298080-3424
3425-814615-3990
9443-077673-5028

This rogue is particularly annoying because right after the installation it blocks every single exe file and you can no longer run your computer. Then there is nothing else left to but to restart your computer. When you do, while it boots press F8 and select to load the Safe Mode with Networking, so that you could download SpyHunter from our website. Then restart again, and load your computer in Normal mode to install SpyHunter. Another way to install the program is to download it on another computer, rename the installer file from installer.exe to installer.com and then transfer the file into a USB flash drive. Plug the drive into the infected computer and use it to install the program.

Once SpyHunter is installed, it will scan your computer and detect the rogue, and kill it.

NOTE: Just because you can no longer see the rogue it does not mean that it doesn’t exist. Perform a full system scan to locate and terminate all of its components, because any file associated with the rogue can leave your computer’s door open for other malware.

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How to manually remove Vista Home Security 2012

Files associated with Vista Home Security 2012 infection:

2.exe
1.exe
4.exe
3.exe
%AppData%\[random].exe
sys.exe

Vista Home Security 2012 processes to kill:

%AppData%\[random].exe
sys.exe
4.exe
2.exe
3.exe
1.exe

Remove Vista Home Security 2012 registry entries:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation “TLDUpdates” = ’1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” -a “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” -a “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”‘
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” -a “%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” -a “%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe
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