What is Vista Guardian 2010
Vista Guardian 2010 is also a rogue security software. The matter of fact is that it is the same software as XP Guardian, about which we have already discussed in detail in a previous post. The clever trick is that, it changes its name and user interface as per the operating system. The software will remain same, but the interface will change.
Vista Guardian takes control pf your system at the time of booting up. It starts displaying lots of annoying op-ups, balloon messages and fake scan results to threat you that your computer has lots of malware infections and you need to take urgent action for their removal.
It scares your with its nasty tactics and tries to sell its licensed version claiming that it can clean your computer.
Be advised that it is a scam, and it will not do anything for the protection of your computer.
Stay clear from it.
Technical Details of Vista Guardian 2010
- Full name: Vista Guardian 2010,VistaGuardian 2010,XP Guardian 2010
- Date Appeared: Jan. 2010
- Characteristic: Rogue security program
- URL: http://Vista Guardian 2010.)com
Do I need to remove Vista Guardian 2010
You can yourself search your computer manually, but it is not recommended unless you are a tech-geek. To save time and effort, we recommend you to download a FREE Scanner.
How to Uninstall Vista Guardian 2010 scam
The best way for the removal of Vista Guardian 2010 is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any infections.
Automatic removal of Vista Guardian 2010 is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove it, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal ofVista Guardian 2010.
Instructions to get rid of Vista Guardian 2010
If you really want to remove the Vista Guardian 2010 infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.
Step 1: Kill the Vista Guardian 2010 Processes – Learn how to do that
Step 2: Remove Vista Guardian 2010 files, folders and all associated Vista Guardian 2010 DLL files:Learn how to do that
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\av.exe
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\WRblt8464P
Step 3: Uninstall Vista Guardian 2010 registry entries: Learn how to do that
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*”
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*”
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe” -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “iexplore.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1”