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Vista Antivirus 2008

Posted: June 4, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 21
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotVista Antivirus 2008, also known as VistaAntivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus XP 2008 or Vitae Antivirus 2008, is a clone of Windows Antivirus 2008 which is a rogue anti-spyware program. Vista Antivirus 2008 is usually installed by a Trojan infection which may slip into your system through a security hole. Vista Antivirus 2008 displays popups and alert messages of imaginary infections or threats to get you to purchase the full Vista Antivirus 2008 program. Vista Antivirus 2008 is very difficult to remove manually.


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  • Hamish says:

    Cheers Mate. Ive spent over 2oo quid on spyware remover that didn't work. This is free and works like a dream. Ur a legend!!!!!!!! Hamish

  • mARC says:

    hey i tried to do it manaul but i could find the antivirus in my computer i'm on vista but i'm not sure if work different than the prcess above

  • hans-jurgendester@online.nl says:

    i have a PCPrviacycleaner on my pc

  • Phil Wright says:

    What can I say....Thank you. This one does seem so genuinely Microsoft Vista, thing that first gave it away though is I've got XP!! ....and thanks to you it's still running fine 🙂

  • Ken Maxwell says:

    I just removed this from a system where the guy called me with no details of what was wrong. This thing is really nasty and hides itself all over the machine. If you get a machine infected with it(XP), very first thing boot to safe mode and shut off system restore. It sets a restore point on every boot and reestablishes itself. Get rid of all temp Internet files, regardless of the browser, then after you remove it you still have to go to MSCONFIG and get rid of the VAV entries in start up. Other wise it leaves a pop up message \"unknown word\" and when you click OK it downloads again.

  • Chaaampaign says:

    Yes! I finally deleted it, well there is this file, but i'm not going to bother because its really nothing, plus it pretty much stopped working, so im glad i went to the source and killed it, I love this site :]

  • Brianne says:

    My system has recently become infected by Vista Antivirus 2008. I have tried everything I was capable of performing as suggested here, and even downloaded and paid for the Spyware's "Free" VA2008 detector/ remover to no avail. VA2008 has corrupted my system so thoroughly that I was incapable of accessing some of the Start > functions even in Safe Mode and the Spyware detector finds the infected files, and while I click to have it delete them, they return as soon as I reboot. After reading Ken Maxwell's comment above, I realized that it may still be lingering in my system, and in places that I unable or disabled from finding. I would consider myself on the higher curve of computer literate, but am far from capable of working on a computer in rudimentary mode of software found in Startup mode. I really cannot afford to lose what's on my hard drive and would direly appreciate any help anyone could offer. Thank you in advance!

  • Bob Witherell says:

    I have found a easy way to delete VAV from your computer. Start your computer in Safe Mode, push F8 many times while loading, then select safe mode. scan your computer for VAV Then delete all the files that appear empty your recycle bin and restart your computer

  • ddfigone says:

    I need assistance with removing the pop up for VAV2008, it comes up every 30 secs.

  • Debra Figone says:

    I have the popup, is it the same as having it downloaded? Help please

  • Alison says:

    Vista antivirus 2008 did so much damage to my computer, after about a week, all my desktop icons and toolbar disappeared and completely disabled my REAL antivirus program!! I tried to remove manually, but my computer gave me error messages when I tried to remove the infected files. I purchased a real anti-spyware program, and it only removed some of the files. Finally, I had to call a professional tech. My computer is just fine now but I had to dish out over $200 to get it completely removed 🙁

  • hama says:

    i need a best of thr antivirus for scan my computer pleas give me instrument or application for download software. i do reinstall windows to 30 days or 90 days and not understand kind of the virus .i am sory for bad writen .excuseme.iran

  • alvin says:

    i will try this one

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  • armando says:

    What do i do ? vista Antivirus 2008 shut me out of of the user my toshiba laptop i can run the control panel and i'm freaking out. help please?

  • armando says:

    What doi do? vista antivirus 2008 shut me out of the admin user my toshiba laptop . i can run the control panel and i'm freaking out help please?

  • Smoove says:

    After reading the comments I am amazed to see this problem so widespread. But I can relate, had this problem and did just what was said, the spyware download, msconfig, safemood to my own pc, and it worked. Now I have a friend that I am helping who is having the same problem, but she let it go on for a while, plus had very little pc knowledge. It is so bad, she can't get on the net, the rogue boots her out 2 a blank page. Will be applying the same process for her. Her's says, Vista Antivirus 2009. Wish we could send the back to the pc that set it up, or sent it.