Vista Home Security 2013 is a misleading security product created by online criminals to steal money from their victims. It contains no ability to remove viruses or protect you from malware. It can only harm your computer. Thus, you have to uninstall this useless product as early as possible.
Vista Home Security 2013 is another malicious rogue antivirus that scares inexperienced users into thinking that theirs computer are seriously infected and need the specialized full version program in order to remove all the parasites. Then it redirects users to its harmful website and pay for the useless license key. The rogue is quite similar to Vista Security 2013 virus and Vista Defender 2013 virus. Unable to detect any real threats, this rogue software basically deceives users by giving false positives in its scans to ascertain its usefulness.
This rogue software may look sophisticated and authentic, however it is just another clone rogue application that pretends to be antivirus software. Once your computer has this threat installed, your computer will experience malfunctioning programs and applications and many fake pop-up alerts that you can’t stop it. It scans your computer just like a real PC cleaner but that’s only what the whole process looks like. In fact, the scan does not reveal any true facts about how your system is functioning for the moment and whether or not it has spyware on board. It just reports the things you don’t actually have. Naive computer users are the main victim of this misleading warning. They often end up purchasing the Vista Home Security 2013 registration key, believing that it is genuine. At last, they get nothing from this software but lose all the money. This malware is usually installed without the user’s consent or knowledge. It can be surreptitiously hidden in a different program, tricking the user into installing it. Don’t be fooled to install this pest or pay for it. It is a scam indeed (for more similar scams). All you should do is to remove it from your PC quickly in case it destroys your computer further.
While Vista Home Security 2013 is running, you will be shown a lot of popups, nag screens and fake security alerts which state that your computer is seriously infected. Then it asks users to buy or activate the full version of this fake antivirus. You should ignore all the false scan results in the image.
It blocks task manager and registry editor to prevent users from removing it manually.
It may cause browser redirection or even disable internet access as a result.
It uses Trojans to infiltrate your computer and will start its attack automatically each time you log in Windows.
It displays lots of false positives with annoying pop ups that you couldn’t stop it.
It occupies much of your CPU and opens up new gateways for other malware.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Home Security 2013
Vista Home Security 2013 is a dangerous security application which pretends as a security application for Windows. It infects targeted computer unexpectedly and without your approval. While it is running on the infected computer, it will attempt to download more threats from a remote location and enhance the presence of the existing malware. Can you remove it automatically by running a specified Antivirus program? Unfortunately you can’t. Being as a tricky program, it can disable all the .exe files. That means you have no chance to launch any security tools at all. Like most rogue application, this threat also spreads via Trojan and uses fake system scan results and bogus popup messages in an attempt to convince users that they need to buy the so called full version and remove the detected threats. Do not believe it. If it pops on your screen of your computer, delete the program with no hesitation.
Published by & last updated on May 24, 2013 11:47 am