Vista Smart Security 2010

Vista Smart Security 2010 Description

Vista Smart Security 2010 is a rogue security program from the same family as Vista Security Tool 2010 and Total Vista Security. Vista Smart Security 2010 generates bogus system scanners and pop-up alerts that will trick a user into thinking that his/her system is infected with harmful malware such as viruses or Trojans. Then the user will be advised to purchase the "full" version of Vista Smart Security 2010 to remove all the "detected" threats. Do not fall victim to this scam; Vista Smart Security 2010 is not to be trusted or purchased.

Technical Information

File System Details

Vista Smart Security 2010 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe N/A

Registry Details

Vista Smart Security 2010 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Smart Security 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vista Smart Security 2010


  • Abigail:

    Pls help how can i un-install vista smart security 2010 from my laptop? i installed it by mistake and i am tired of all the threats...pls help.

  • John:

    My laptop got infected by this crap and I run Kaspersky. How do I get rid of it? Also, who is responsible for this thing? I have a couple of large friends with baseball bats I want to send over to them for a 'discussion.'

  • norma:

    help my computer got this vista smart security crap that i didnt even download and it wont let me go on ANY website for more than a minute. Im typing as fast as i can,

  • Carlene Graham:

    To get rid of Vista Smart Security 10: Reboot your computer, and while booting up, keep tapping the F8 Key, then select "Safe Mode".....Click "System Restore". Run malware to scan your computer. Hope this is helpful.