What is wrong with my computer? I have a computer with Vista operating system, today I downloaded a music program accidentally, suddenly a thing named Vista Protection 2013 came up. Is this an anti-virus program that can be trusted? This post will tell you something about this fake anti-virus program and the way to remove it.
Vista Protection 2013 is totally a fake anti-virus program, it is created by the virus makers to collect money and information from the victims’ computers. This virus has another 2 versions XP Protection 2013 and Win7 Protection 2013. You may get this fake anti-virus program when you download some unknown programs from unsafe websites, the virus makers will plant this virus into those programs so that this Vista Protection 2013 virus can get into your infected computer without your permission. Once it is installed to your system, your computer can be unsafe, this virus can attack your computer and forbid all the security programs. That is why this virus can not be removed easily by the anti-virus program. Do not be innocent, Vista Protection 2013 can not protect your computer at all, when you see this fake program in your computer, you should know that this is a big virus, which you can not trust it. Please remove it completely from your infected computer before it brings further damage to your computer.
Generally speaking, Vista Protection 2013 cheats people by acting a real anti-virus program, many victims are cheated easily because they know nothing about this virus, they may regard it as a reliable program and use it. However, that is the first step that the virus attacks your computer. Once this rogue antivirus starts to work on your infected computer, you will get a warning by it, this virus tells you that it has deleted a virus in your computer, you’d better make a scan by this program. When you choose to scan by it, Vista Protection alert will display a lot of viruses, Trojans and even system bugs on it. This virus cheats victims by using this kind of methods, many victims will be scared due to this situation. Then Vista Protection 2013 will tell you that you need to activate this program to remove all the problems on your computer. That is the way virus makers collect money from the victims. In fact, all the problem shown on the program is not true, it is created by this fake anti-virus program. The only problem is that Vista Protection 2013 virus has hijacked your system and you need to remove it completely.
The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty virus, please start a live chat with YooCare experts now.
1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard and next use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time or right click on the Task Bar to open the Windows Task Manager; then scroll down to End processes related to [Vista Protection 2013].exe;
3. Open Control Panel from Start menu; then find Folder Options and under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK;
4. Press Windows+R keys to open the Run window and then type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
5: Find out and delete all these associating files and registry entries as below:
Go to %userprofile%\appdata\local\temp
The virus can have names other than “random.exe” but it should look like it doesn’t belong and should have a create date/time the same as a .class file if you sort by file mod/create time you’ll find it.
In summary, Vista Protection 2013 can be very dangerous when it is installed to your computer, this virus has ability to stop all the security programs on your computer such as firewall or anti-virus program. It can change your system setting easily, you may not able to run any .exe programs or go online, Vista Protection 2013 will slow down the infected PC’s performance so that the victims will trust it and pay a fine to this virus. It can let the virus maker get into the infected computer to steal personal data like accounts’ number and password. That is why many victims lost their important information but they didn’t know how and when this situation happened. Do not be fooled by this fake anti-virus program, it can not protect your computer at all, what it can do is just to damage to your system deeply. And do not just let this virus stay in your computer, or it may bring a lot of viruses and Trojans to your system and mess up your system files. You should remove this tricky virus completely from your computer.
Note: This is a tricky virus that you need to remove it completely from your computer. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty virus, please start a live chat with YooCare experts now.
Published by Selina Lynmich on April 28, 2013 4:02 pm and last modified on April 10, 2014 6:36 am.