Vista Antispyware 2011

Posted: November 12, 2010

Vista Antispyware 2011 Description

Vista Antispyware 2011 is a rogue anti-spyware and security application that disguises its harmful nature with faked anti-malware functions. Computers that suffer from a Vista Antispyware 2011 infection will show a wide range of error messages about fake infections that can mislead the PC user and harm overall system performance. Besides its fake malware detection, Vista Antispyware 2011 may also stop applications from working, cancel downloads or assail your PC browser with hijacking attacks that redirect you to harmful sites. Removing Vista Antispyware 2011 is the only cure that will solve these problems, and generally should be undertaken through the use of a suitable anti-malware program.

Vista Antispyware 2011 is Not as New as Its Name Would Like You to Believe

Like many other rogue anti-virus and security programs, Vista Antispyware 2011 is more than happy to swap its name around to confuse you into trusting Vista Antispyware 2011. Some examples of other threats that are as good as identical to Vista Antispyware 2011 include Vista Home Security 2011, Vista Protection 2011, Vista Anti-Virus 2011,Win 7 Vista Home Security, XP Protection, and many, many more.

The most readily-identifiable name-changing trait of rogue security programs in the Vista Antispyware 2011 family is that they will change their prefix so that it always fits the operation system that they're trying to infect. However, that's far from their limit in disguises – other aspects of the name, such as 'Antispyware' and '2011,' are similarly mutable. They may be left off entirely or altered into slightly different phrases, such as 'Antivirus' and '2010.'

The Vista Antispyware 2011 family of threats is known for creating a broad range of terrifying alerts and warnings about high-level threats infecting your PC. However, Vista Antispyware 2011 can't detect malware, and so you can safely ignore warnings like these:

“Stealth intrusion!
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue security software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.”

“Privacy Threat!
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.”

“Vista Antispyware 2011 Firewall Alert!
Vista Antispyware 2011 has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.”

“Windows Security Center
Vista Antispyware 2011 reports that it is currently turned off. A firewall helps to protect your computer from potentially harmful content on the Internet. Click Recommendations to learn how to fix this problem.”

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.

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.

Security breach!
Beware! Spyware infection was found. Your system security is at risk. Private information may get stolen, and your PC activity may get monitored. Click for an anti-spyware scan.

What Vista Antispyware 2011 Really Does While You Look at Its Fake Alerts

After realizing that Vista Antispyware 2011 isn't a real anti-spyware product at all, you're probably willing to delete Vista Antispyware 2011 from your PC, but this isn't a straightforward thing to get done. If you try to navigate to security-related websites, you may be blocked off by errors like this:

Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
- Dangerous code found in this site's pages which installed unwanted software into your system.
- Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
- Spyware infections in your system
- Complaints from other users about this site.
- Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.

Things you can do:
- Get a copy of Vista Antispyware 2011 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)
- Run a spyware, virus and malware scan
- Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS)

You may also experience canceled downloads, redirects to dangerous sites from your search results and even a changed homepage. These are all signs of the browser hijacking attacks commonly used by Vista Antispyware 2011.

Along with hijacks, you may experience difficulty launching applications, since Vista Antispyware 2011 may try to crash programs that could remove Vista Antispyware 2011. Not to worry – all of these problems can be solved if you just stop Vista Antispyware 2011 from launching. In most cases, all that's needed to solve the initial attacks is Safe Mode, although you may want to try registering Vista Antispyware 2011 with the key '1147-175591-6550' to get its guard down.

Safe Mode will let you access your browser without being attacked by Vista Antispyware 2011, so you can download the right anti-malware software and run a scan to remove Vista Antispyware 2011 with no ill effects. Make sure you have the latest updates for your scanner, since Vista Antispyware 2011 may slip by any outdated threat databases.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Vista Antispyware 2011 may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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