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powellie
Level 7

Vista Security 2012 Protection

Hi

IS there any protection against the Vista Security 2012 (Probably similar to the XP Security 2012) Virus? Any ideas how it gets on the PC?

Mark

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Vista Security 2012 Protection

Not yet but they are working on it and the zillion other fake anti-malware pests that are cropping up. 

Best to use specialist tools on these things as per this guide which is the best on the web (scroll down as those first links are all adverts)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

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dgtbyk
Level 7

Re: Vista Security 2012 Protection

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Vista Security 2012 Protection

If you look carefully that's the same link and this thread is 6 months old but thanks for posting.

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kuttus
Level 9

Re: Vista Security 2012 Protection

This particular infection hascome from some insecure website. When you visit an unsafe website, amessage pops up and tells you to first download a newer version ofFlash player to play the video or to view this website. You might get inclined to click on the pop up for the reason that it's telling youto install a newer version of flash player, Please do not do this. It'sa virus.

Sometimes it may be in the form of “installdrivers (or) plug-in's (or) active X controls etc”. If we click onthese pop ups (knowingly or unknowingly), it will automatically installa malicious spy ware on your computer.

These pop-ups may contain multiple options like Save, Run, Cancel, Yes,No etc. If we click on any of these options it will automaticallyinstall this spy ware. The best solution to avoid this spy ware is toclose the browser window like internet explorer, fire fox etc.

We should be aware of this situation and neverdownload an Adobe Flash Player through any source other than theAdobe.com website. If you are ever uncertain of a Flash Player Updateit may be best to cancel the operation and navigate to http://www.adobe.com and download the update.

These spy wares send pop ups to purchase theirproducts. If we enter the credit card details for purchasing these spywares, they will hack our credit card information.

XP Internet Security 2012 / XP Security Center 2012 / XP Antispyware 2012 / XP Antivirus 2012 / XP Security 2012 / XP Home Security 2012  all these are same spayware.

If you are trying to remove this spyware, there are full instructions on how to do  that manually at the link :

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 29/12/11 7:13:39 EST AM
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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Vista Security 2012 Protection

How to fix file associations in Windows:  https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1264

Kuttus please don't post registry key fixes, especially from rival software companies.

Your link has already been posted in every one of the many threads you have posted to, so thanks anyway.

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