Vista Defender 2013 is a new fake antivirus program Installed from the Internet with Trojans. Cyber criminals designed this scam to get money from inexperienced users by scaring them with fake security alerts and making them believe that the system is badly infected. Then they are trying to sell a license to this useless and dangerous malicious program. Vista Defender 2013 hijacks user’s browser to redirect it to rogue sites that can repair removed program and install more malware. It also blocks normal security software. You need to get rid of this program as soon as possible before your system will be trashed by viruses. As soon as you remove it, then you can inspect your system for other infections that came to your PC while your antivirus software was blocked. Here is a guide for a Vista Defender 2013 manual removal and Vista Defender 2013 removal tool.
Contents of Vista Defender 2013 Removal Guide
- Remove Vista Defender 2013 manually
- Vista Defender 2013 Removal Tool
- Complete Vista Defender 2013 removal
What is Vista Defender 2013
Vista Defender 2013 is a rogue antivirus program that mimics normal security software and intimidates users with false security alerts for selling them licenses to this malicious program. This program is installed with a help of Trojans and might came with other malicious programs. Vista Defender 2013 hijacks your browser and blocks antivirus tools. Before the unprotected system will get more infection, it is better to remove Vista Defender 2013 components from your computer without delays.
Vista Defender 2013 slows your system and intimidates you with annoying security alerts taken out of the air. Your browser is redirected to rogue malicious sites and the access to security sites is blocked. Since the normal antivirus software is also blocked by this program, more malicious programs are installed onto your computer, and you might think that these security alerts reflect the situation. Do not trust Vista Defender 2013 messages. The only useful function of this program is making scary messages to press you into the purchase that will not add to your system security, but instead, it will compromise it greatly. To restore the state of the system that you have before it was infected, remove Vista Defender 2013 from your computer and use some good antivirus program to remove other threats.
Vista Defender 2013 Removal Tool
There are a number of removal tools on the Internet that can remove Vista Defender 2013. These tools have different features and options. You can try all of them and see if it helps. Vista Defender 2013 Removal Tool not only remove Vista Defender 2013 but also remove other malicious programs on your computer.
Note: After this malicious program is removed, download the registryfix.reg to restore broken file associations and other registry keys.
How to manually remove Vista Defender 2013
You need to be careful with Vista Defender 2013 manual removal since the errors made in the system registry database are dangerous for the whole system and can make your PC inoperable. The manual way of removal is mostly an option for skilled computer professionals and experienced users. Use this removal guide with care and read the help articles for the areas or tools that you do not use before.
First, you need to unlock your system tools and then you can use these tools to remove Vista Defender 2013. This program also blocks your access to the Internet and security websites. To block Vista Defender 2013 virus from the automatic start, you need to reboot your system in a Safe Mode and prevent it from blocking needed tools.
You can possibly make it without going to Safe Mode if you try to register this program with the following registration number 3425-814615-3990. This will NOT remove Vista Defender 2013 from your computer, but it should stop bother you with security alerts and unlock your access to needed programs. Other numbers that you can try are:
Kill Vista Defender 2013 malicious processes
%AppData%\[random 3 chars].exe
Remove Vista Defender 2013 entries from system registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%LocalAppData%\<random 3 characters>.exe” -a “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “%LocalAppData%\<random 3 characters>.exe” -a “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%LocalAppData%\<random 3 characters>.exe” -a “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “(Default)” = “OFp”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%LocalAppData%\<random 3 characters>.exe” -a “%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = “”%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = “”%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = “”%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp “(Default)” = “Application”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp “Content Type” = “application/x-msdownload”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = “%1”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “”%LocalAppData%\<random 3 characters>.exe” -a “%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = “”%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = “”%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = “”%1″ %*”
IMPORTANT: The settings made by this malicious program will not let you start Registry Cleaner even after the program is removed. You can start Registry Cleaner only with a command line utility when your system is boot in a “Safe Mode with Command prompt”. To avoid this complications, download the free program registryfix.reg to restore broken file associations and other registry keys.
Delete Vista Defender 2013 files:
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random chars] (no extension)
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Local Settings\Application Data\[3 random chars].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Local Settings\Temp\[random chars] (no extension)
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Templates\[random chars] (no extension)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random chars] (no extension)
Note: If working with System Registry is not familiar to you and quite confusing, then it might be better to download some removal tool and remove Vista Defender 2013 without risk to your system. The automated removal is a quick and safe way as compared to manual one.
Remove Malware Completely
Vista Defender 2013 might come in a bundle with other malicious programs. You need to remove the programs that were installed along with Vista Defender 2013 and those that infected your PC while your antivirus was blocked. After you remove Vista Defender 2013, you need to update your normal antivirus program and run a full security system scan. If it will not find anything, try to scan your system with free antivirus scanners downloaded from the trusted antivirus software manufacturers.
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