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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Vista Total Security

Vista Total Security 2012

A sophisticated family of rogues with the capability to adapt to its surroundings has been demanding the attention of the online security world – Vista Total Security 2012 forms part of this destructive family of rogues. This rogue enters the system surreptitiously and will change its name depending on the OS run by the user. Should the user be running XP or Windows 7, the rogue will change its name accordingly.

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Vista Total Security 2012 will use various established forms of infection to facilitate its seditious infiltration of the system. This may include browser hijacking websites and infected online flash ads. As of late it has also been reported that Vista Total Security 2012 makes use of fake online malware scanners which deliberately tries to fool users into thinking their PCs are under attack.

Because of its clandestine infiltration, the user may find it difficult to detect and remove Vista Total Security 2012 in time. Once the rogue securely roots itself in the system it will start each time Windows runs. A fake system scan will initiate each time the user logs on to Windows, stating that the PC is infected with various crippling threats. This is of course only a scare tactic employed by Vista Total Security 2012 and should not be believed.

As a further attack against the PC Vista Total Security 2012 will prevent the user from connecting to the Internet, and will block his access to certain system folders and hide the contents of crucial Windows folders from the user. This is all done in an effort to panic the user into paying for rubbish software. It will also inundate the user with numerous fake security alerts, such as the following:

Malware Intrusion
Sensitive areas of your system were found to be under attack. Spy software attack or virus infection possible. Prevent further damage or your private data will get stolen. Run an anti-spyware scan now. Click here to start.

System danger!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.

System Hijack!
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.

Take note of the grammatical and spelling errors contained in the above fake alerts. This should already be a clear indication that the user is dealing with a suspect and bogus security tool. Other symptoms include increased erratic system behavior and poor system performance.

Take back control of your PC and obliterate Vista Total Security 2012 immediately. This can best and safest be achieved by making use of a properly updated and functioning security tool which will offer sufficient protection against similar future attacks and threats.


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


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 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 Total Security 2012

Files associated with Vista Total Security 2012 infection:


Vista Total Security 2012 processes to kill:


Remove Vista Total Security 2012 registry entries:

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_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_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_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation “TLDUpdates” = ’1′

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