Windows Vista Security 2012

Windows Vista Security 2012 Description

Type: Adware

Windows Vista Security 2012 is a fake security application also known as a rogue security program. This rogue security program in particular has a large number of clones with different names. Typically, clones of Windows Vista Security 2012 are named by preceding a common security program's name (such as Internet Security, Total Security, or Antivirus) with one of the three most used Windows operating systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows XP). At the end, the criminals naming these rogue security programs will add the current year. However, do not be deceived, there is no veritable difference between Windows Vista Security 2012 or any of its many clones. These are all versions of the same Trojan infection with slight changes to their error messages and interface in order to mislead PC security researchers and to make their scam more effective. ESG security analysts strongly recommend that you remove Windows Vista Security 2012 and any of its clones with a reliable anti-malware application. Rather than protect your computer system, Windows Vista Security 2012 and its clones are part of a common online scam that is designed to attempt to steal your money.

Windows Vista Security 2012 belongs to the FakeRean family. Among its many clones are 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.

Understanding the Windows Vista Security 2012 Scam

The rogue security program scam is designed to prey on inexperienced computer users who may not be aware of proper computer security. Basically, programs like Windows Vista Security 2012 are intended to alarm their victims, making them believe that their computers are enduring a dangerous malware attack and that Windows Vista Security 2012 is the only solution. However, this fake security program claims that Windows Vista Security 2012 can only fix the imaginary problems that Windows Vista Security 2012 detects if the computer user agrees into paying for a useless 'full version' of Windows Vista Security 2012. While it is true that the victim's computer system is probably infected with malware, the main malware infection will usually either be Windows Vista Security 2012 or malware that has been associated with this dangerous rogue security program. Because of this, ESG security researchers consider that Windows Vista Security 2012 poses a severe threat to your computer's security. Do not become a victim of Windows Vista Security 2012! If you already bought this useless rogue security application, reach out to your credit card company in order to cancel the fraudulent charges on your credit card.

Technical Information

File System Details

Windows Vista Security 2012 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %LocalAppData%\.exe N/A
2 %AllUsersProfile%\ N/A
3 %LocalAppData%\ N/A
4 %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\ N/A
5 %Temp%\ N/A

Registry Details

Windows Vista Security 2012 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = 'ah'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ah\DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ah "(Default)" = 'Application'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ah "Content Type" = 'application/x-msdownload'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "IsolatedCommand"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1? %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ah\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*

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