Windows Vista Antivirus 2012

Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 Description

Type: Adware

Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 is a fake anti-virus program that is closely related to the FakeRean family. Although Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 pretends to be a legitimate security application, this program is actually installed on the victim's computer with a Trojan. This dangerous malware threat is designed to install fake anti-virus programs on its victims' computers as part of a well-known online scam. Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 has plenty of clones and, despite the addition of '2012' to its name, there is basically no difference between Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 and versions of this rogue antivirus dating back to at least 2009.

There are dozens of versions of the Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 rogue anti-virus program. Some of its clones include Windows Vista Antivirus 2009, 2010, and 2011; Windows XP Antivirus 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012; and Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, PC Clean Pro, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Clear Problems, XP Security 2012, Antivirus PRO 2015.

If Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 is installed on your computer system, ESG security researchers strongly recommends using a legitimate anti-malware application to remove Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 and any malware associated with Windows Vista Antivirus 2012. Failure to remove Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 immediately will often result in additional malware on the victim's computer, as well as putting the victim at risk for credit card fraud and identity theft. The presence of Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 on a computer will also often result in various problems that may impede normal use of the infected computer system.

Symptoms Associated with Windows Vista Antivirus 2012

The Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 scam basically consists of deliberately causing a series of problems on the infected computer system and then alarm the victim with constant error messages that urge the victim to purchase a 'full version' of Windows Vista Antivirus 2012. However, Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 has absolutely no anti-virus capabilities. Some common problems associated with this rogue anti-virus program infection include decreased system performance, problems connecting to the Internet, constant crashes and blocked access to the infected computer's files and applications. Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 is not a malware threat that attempts to hide itself. Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 will change the infected system's settings so that Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 will launch on start-up and display a highly-visible fake scan of the victim's computer. Do not become a victim of the Windows Vista Antivirus 2012 scam removing this threat with a reliable anti-malware application.

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