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Vista anti virus virus

I have been attacked by a virus called "Vista Anti Virus". It shows false misleading screens and tells you you have dozens of viruses on your system, but if you register and buy their product, all will be well.

I ran a full scan with MacAfee, but it is still there.

What can be done?

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Vista anti virus virus

If you think you have a virus infection on your PC do one or both of the following :

- Run the free Mcafee Stinger program from -

set it to Report Mode (in Preferences) and post the logs of anything it detects.( set it to very high sensitivity)

- Join the McAfee Getsusp group at

You will have to ask there for Getsusp, which is a Beta program and not yet on general release.

Download here latest version

Before you use Getsusp, you should go to this document

and download the PDF file explaining what Getsusp is and how it works, and this document

which downloads the installation guide PDF document.

Alternatively follow (ignore the software sales pitch at top of the page.)

Several other alternatives on the net as well

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Re: Vista anti virus virus

My son ran into this as well. Very annoying, and quite debilitating.

I was able to silence it by going into manual registration and then entering 1147-175591-6550. That key satisfies the 'buy' requirement, so the interactive/frustrating piece goes silent. Then you can run your malware removal tools to get rid of it.

If you're like us, until you silence the virus so you can download a fix, you're absolutely frustrated.....

Here's where I got that key:


Good luck.

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