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

Vista Defender

Vista Defender is the most recently detected rogue anti-spyware program that could be used to trick you into thinking that the protection of your operating Windows system has been breached by malign infections. Regardless, it is cyber crooks who have developed and distributed the fake AV, which is why you should not believe anything that the fake tool might inform you with. Even though the interface of the application suggests it has been developed by Microsoft, this is just a trick to make you entrust the misleading application. This is not something you want to do, and Vista Defender removal is the most important task you have right now. Do you have no idea how to delete the vicious program? Continue reading to learn all about rogue software removal.

Vista Defender is a dreadful program which can interrupt the regular running of Windows Vista systems not guarded with automatic threat detection and removal software. Despite this, if you run Windows 7 or XP, you could become a target of schemers too because they have also developed XP Defender, Win7 Defender and Win Server Defender rogues. All of them share the same interface with illegally attached Windows and Windows Security Center logos. This is a deceitful trick which allows schemers to fool you into thinking that you need to activate a fictitious malware removal tool. Do not think that PC Protection or Automatic Updates are Off because Vista Defender is a fake security program that could never delete one malign file.

The only threat you have to delete from your operating Windows system is Vista Defender itself and the sooner you complete the removal the better. There are various computer dysfunctions and symptoms that could make the removal tasks highly uncomfortable or even inconceivable. In case you cannot delete Vista Defender manually, which is extremely complicated, you should rush to install the automatic threat removal application SpyHunter .

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How to manually remove Vista Defender

Files associated with Vista Defender infection:

%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Vista Defender\Vista Defender.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Vista Defender\Vista Defender Help and Support.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Vista Defender\Remove Vista Defender.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Vista Defender\
%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\vl.bin
%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\uninst.ico
%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\support.ico
%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\defs.bin
%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\config.bin
%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\app.ico
%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\[Random].exe
%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\
%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\Vista Defender.lnk

Vista Defender processes to kill:

%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\[Random].exe

Remove Vista Defender registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "pcdfsvc" = "%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\[Random].exe /min"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\[Random].exe" /ex "%1" %*"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe "(Default)" = "[Random]"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\pcdfdata
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