Vista Home Security 2013 Description
Vista Home Security 2013 is one of the many variants of fake security software belonging to the notorious family of malware (also known as Braviax). These fake security applications are used to carry out a well known online scam in which criminals scare inexperienced computer users into purchasing fake upgraded versions of these scamware applications. There are numerous clones of Vista Home Security 2013, all of which use a common naming formula which begins with the targeted operating system's name (in this case 'Vista'), which is followed by a term making it seem as if the rogue security application is a real security program ('Home Security') and then a number denoting the supposed version of this fake anti-malware program ('2013'). With the approach of the New Year, ESG security researchers have observed that criminals have started to release variants of the Braviax rogue security programs which include the string '2013' at the end of each program's name. Vista Home Security 2013 is one of these newer variants of these rogue security applications.
Vista Home Security 2013 Targets Computers with the Windows Vista Operating System
One of the defining traits of malware in the Braviax family of rogue security software is that they infect specific versions of Windows. The Trojan responsible for installing Vista Home Security 2013 will first detect which version of Windows is running on the infected computer. Then, Vista Home Security 2013 will install a Braviax variant that corresponds to that operating system. While Vista Home Security 2013 is installed on computers running Windows Vista, the program, depending on the victim's operating system, can just as easily be named
Rogue security applications like Vista Home Security 2013 carry out a well known scam which involves convincing inexperienced computer users that they need to 'upgrade' to an expensive full version of Vista Home Security 2013. To do this, Vista Home Security 2013 intimidates the victim with various fake error messages and system alerts designed to scare the victim into thinking that the computer is severely infected. Trying to use Vista Home Security 2013 to remove these supposed infections is useless since Vista Home Security 2013 will insist that the only way to remove them is to pay for a 'full version' of Vista Home Security 2013. ESG security researchers recommend removing Vista Home Security 2013 instead with the aid of a fully updated and strong anti-malware application.
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