Vista Antispyware 2013

Vista Antispyware 2013 Description

ScreenshotESG security researchers have received reports of new variants of the FakeRean family of rogue security programs. These newest variants of this dangerous family of malware add the '2013' string to each fake security program's name. Vista Antispyware 2013 is one of dozens of fake security programs released in October of 2012 in anticipation of the coming New Year. The main feature of Vista Antispyware 2013's family of malware is that these fake security programs have the ability to adapt to the operating system being used on the infected computer.

Vista Antispyware 2013 and other malware in this fake security software family are installed with the aid of Trojans typically downloaded as part of social engineering scams. Some examples of Vista Antispyware 2013 family members are Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013, Win 7 Security, Vista Internet Security 2012, Win 7 Internet Security 2013, PC Defender Plus, XP Total Security 2013, Security Cleaner Pro, XP Internet Security 2013, Vista Internet Security 2013, Vista Security Cleaner Pro, Win 7 Security 2012, Windows Vista Security 2012, Windows Essentials Pro 2013, Vista Defender Plus 2013, Vista Home Security 2013, Vista Antivirus 2012, Win 7 Defender Plus 2013, Internet Security Pro, Privacy Protection, Win 7 AntiVirus 2012, XP Security 2012, Win 7 Home Security 2013, Antivirus Plus 2014, XP Antispyware 2013, Vista Antivirus 2013, Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013, Internet Security Premium, ThinkPoint, Vista Internet Security Pro 2013, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, PCclean Pro, AntiSpy Safeguard, Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Smart Defender Pro, Win 8 Antispyware 2013, XP Security Cleaner Pro, Internet Security 2014, Antivirus Pro 2009, Vista Security Plus 2013, Win 7 Defender, Vista Security 2012, Windows 7 Defender 2013, Win 8 Home Security 2013, Win 8 Antivirus 2013, TitanAntivirus2013/PCDefender360, Windows Vista Internet Security 2012, Win 8 Protection 2013, Internet Security Plus, Win 7/Win 8/XP Defender 2013, MySafePC 2014 , Windows Vista Antivirus 2012, Internet Security Protection, XP Internet Security Pro 2013, Vista Total Security 2013, Win 7 Security Plus 2013, Win 8 Defender 2013, Internet Security 2012, XP Security 2013, Spyware Protection 2010, Win 7 Security 2013, Palladium Pro, Win 7 Internet Security 2011, Win 8 Security Suite 2013, Vista Defender, Antivirus2008, Win 7 Antispyware 2013, XP Security Plus 2013, Internet Security 2013, CleanThis, Vista Security 2013, Win 8 Security System, Vista Antivirus Plus 2013, Win 7 Total Security 2013, Windows XP Internet Security 2012, Internet Security, Windows 7 Internet Security 2012, XP Defender Plus 2013, Win 7 Internet Security 2012, XP Internet Security 2012, Vista Antivirus 2008, XP Defender 2013, XP Home Security 2013, Internet Security Pro 2013, XP Anti-Virus 2011, Windows 7 Antispyware 2012, XP Antivirus Plus 2013, Antispyware Pro 2012, Internet Protector, XP Home Security 2012, XP Antivirus 2013, Win 7 Antivirus 2013 and Win 7 Home Security Pro 2013.

How Vista Antispyware 2013 Adapts to Your Computer's Operating System


Vista Antispyware 2013 attacks computers that are using the Windows Vista operating system. Vista Antispyware 2013 has the ability to adapt to the victim's computer. If the Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems are being used on the infected computer, then rather than installing Vista Antispyware 2013, the Trojan responsible for installing these fake security programs will install XP Antispyware 2013 or Win 7 Antispyware 2013 respectively for both of these two operating systems. ESG team of malware analysts considers that Vista Antispyware 2013 poses a severe threat to a computer's security and that you should use a strong anti-malware solution to remove this bogus security program.

Vista Antispyware 2013 has no components that allow Vista Antispyware 2013 to detect or remove malware or spyware in a computer. Rather, Vista Antispyware 2013 is designed to display numerous fake alerts and system error messages that are designed to convince inexperienced computer users that their computer has become invaded with dangerous viruses, spyware and Trojans. Trying to use Vista Antispyware 2013 to remove these nonexistent malware threats from the infected computer is futile. Doing this leads to error messages that prompt the victim to pay for a nonexistent full version of this fake security program. Criminals do this to steal their victims' money as well as to gain unauthorized access to a computer user's credit card. ESG security researchers strongly advise against paying for Vista Antispyware 2013 supposed full version, even if only in an attempt to stop this bogus security program from displaying irritating error messages.

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  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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File System Details

Vista Antispyware 2013 creates the following file(s):
# File Name
1 %LocalAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
2 %LocalAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
3 %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
4 %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
5 %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

Registry Details

Vista Antispyware 2013 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ "(Default)" = 'Application'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "IsolatedCommand"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = ''
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe""

More Details on Vista Antispyware 2013

The following messages associated with Vista Antispyware 2013 were found:
Critical System Alert!
Unknown software is try to take control over your system!
Privacy alert!
Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Click here for a free security scan and spyware deletion.
System danger!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
System hacked!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!
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.

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