Vista Antivirus Pro - malware

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by John, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus Pro has
    appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone familiar with Vista
    Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I ran a boot
    scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today, Vista
    Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    --
    John
     
    John, Feb 6, 2010
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  2. John

    Peter Foldes Guest

    Use the following 2 free tools to get rid of it

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (separately) with the
    following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to use for this):

    SuperAntiSpyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    MalwareBytes
    http://www.malwarebytes.com/



    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus Pro has
    > appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone familiar with Vista
    > Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I ran a boot
    > scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today, Vista
    > Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    > --
    > John
     
    Peter Foldes, Feb 7, 2010
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  3. John

    John Guest

    Thanks for the 2 links. Unfortunately, neither one of them removed the Vista
    Antivirus Pro malware. Any other suggestions?

    --
    John


    "Peter Foldes" wrote:

    > Use the following 2 free tools to get rid of it
    >
    > Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (separately) with the
    > following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to use for this):
    >
    > SuperAntiSpyware
    > http://www.superantispyware.com/
    >
    > MalwareBytes
    > http://www.malwarebytes.com/
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Peter
    >
    > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    >
    > "John" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus Pro has
    > > appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone familiar with Vista
    > > Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I ran a boot
    > > scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today, Vista
    > > Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    > > --
    > > John

    >
    > .
    >
     
    John, Feb 7, 2010
    #3
  4. Hello John,

    Try HijackThis
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html
    -=-

    "John" wrote:

    > Thanks for the 2 links. Unfortunately, neither one of them removed the Vista
    > Antivirus Pro malware. Any other suggestions?
    >
    > --
    > John
    >
    >
    > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >
    > > Use the following 2 free tools to get rid of it
    > >
    > > Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (separately) with the
    > > following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to use for this):
    > >
    > > SuperAntiSpyware
    > > http://www.superantispyware.com/
    > >
    > > MalwareBytes
    > > http://www.malwarebytes.com/
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Peter
    > >
    > > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    > >
    > > "John" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > >I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus Pro has
    > > > appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone familiar with Vista
    > > > Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I ran a boot
    > > > scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today, Vista
    > > > Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    > > > --
    > > > John

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
    Ǝиçεl, Feb 7, 2010
    #4
  5. John

    John Guest

    Thanks for the website.
    Unfortunately, this also did not clean my machine.
    We ended up reformatting and reinstalling Vista.
    So, now, all is well.

    --
    John


    "Ǝиçεl" wrote:

    > Hello John,
    >
    > Try HijackThis
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html
    > -=-
    >
    > "John" wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks for the 2 links. Unfortunately, neither one of them removed the Vista
    > > Antivirus Pro malware. Any other suggestions?
    > >
    > > --
    > > John
    > >
    > >
    > > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Use the following 2 free tools to get rid of it
    > > >
    > > > Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (separately) with the
    > > > following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to use for this):
    > > >
    > > > SuperAntiSpyware
    > > > http://www.superantispyware.com/
    > > >
    > > > MalwareBytes
    > > > http://www.malwarebytes.com/
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Peter
    > > >
    > > > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > > > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    > > >
    > > > "John" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > >I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus Pro has
    > > > > appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone familiar with Vista
    > > > > Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I ran a boot
    > > > > scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today, Vista
    > > > > Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    > > > > --
    > > > > John
    > > >
    > > > .
    > > >
     
    John, Feb 13, 2010
    #5
  6. "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks for the website.
    > Unfortunately, this also did not clean my machine.
    > We ended up reformatting and reinstalling Vista.
    > So, now, all is well.


    ....until the *next* time. :eek:\

    You might want to consider keeping recent backup disk images as well as
    your regular data backup sets. Basically it just makes the process of
    reinstalling the fresh OS painless.
     
    FromTheRafters, Feb 13, 2010
    #6
  7. John

    TheDuck Guest

    If you had googled the virus there are any number of manual procedures to
    remove it. Unfortunately you relied on this newsgroup and got only the idiot
    answers of people trying to sell you on lame software. The real approach is
    to Google it, learn what the virus really is and then manually remove it.

    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks for the website.
    > Unfortunately, this also did not clean my machine.
    > We ended up reformatting and reinstalling Vista.
    > So, now, all is well.
    >
    > --
    > John
    >
    >
    > "Ǝиçεl" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello John,
    >>
    >> Try HijackThis
    >> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html
    >> -=-
    >>
    >> "John" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Thanks for the 2 links. Unfortunately, neither one of them removed the
    >> > Vista
    >> > Antivirus Pro malware. Any other suggestions?
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > John
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > Use the following 2 free tools to get rid of it
    >> > >
    >> > > Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (separately)
    >> > > with the
    >> > > following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to use for
    >> > > this):
    >> > >
    >> > > SuperAntiSpyware
    >> > > http://www.superantispyware.com/
    >> > >
    >> > > MalwareBytes
    >> > > http://www.malwarebytes.com/
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > --
    >> > > Peter
    >> > >
    >> > > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    >> > > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
    >> > > acknowledged.
    >> > >
    >> > > "John" <> wrote in message
    >> > > news:...
    >> > > >I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus Pro
    >> > > >has
    >> > > > appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone familiar
    >> > > > with Vista
    >> > > > Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I ran
    >> > > > a boot
    >> > > > scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today,
    >> > > > Vista
    >> > > > Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    >> > > > --
    >> > > > John
    >> > >
    >> > > .
    >> > >
     
    TheDuck, Feb 19, 2010
    #7
  8. If it really were a virus, you couldn't do any such thing (and neither
    could any of those programs).

    "TheDuck" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If you had googled the virus there are any number of manual procedures
    > to remove it. Unfortunately you relied on this newsgroup and got only
    > the idiot answers of people trying to sell you on lame software. The
    > real approach is to Google it, learn what the virus really is and then
    > manually remove it.
    >
    > "John" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Thanks for the website.
    >> Unfortunately, this also did not clean my machine.
    >> We ended up reformatting and reinstalling Vista.
    >> So, now, all is well.
    >>
    >> --
    >> John
    >>
    >>
    >> "??ç?l" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hello John,
    >>>
    >>> Try HijackThis
    >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html
    >>> -=-
    >>>
    >>> "John" wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > Thanks for the 2 links. Unfortunately, neither one of them
    >>> > removed the Vista
    >>> > Antivirus Pro malware. Any other suggestions?
    >>> >
    >>> > --
    >>> > John
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> > > Use the following 2 free tools to get rid of it
    >>> > >
    >>> > > Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan
    >>> > > (separately) with the
    >>> > > following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to
    >>> > > use for this):
    >>> > >
    >>> > > SuperAntiSpyware
    >>> > > http://www.superantispyware.com/
    >>> > >
    >>> > > MalwareBytes
    >>> > > http://www.malwarebytes.com/
    >>> > >
    >>> > >
    >>> > >
    >>> > > --
    >>> > > Peter
    >>> > >
    >>> > > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    >>> > > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
    >>> > > acknowledged.
    >>> > >
    >>> > > "John" <> wrote in message
    >>> > > news:...
    >>> > > >I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus
    >>> > > >Pro has
    >>> > > > appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone
    >>> > > > familiar with Vista
    >>> > > > Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I
    >>> > > > ran a boot
    >>> > > > scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today,
    >>> > > > Vista
    >>> > > > Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    >>> > > > --
    >>> > > > John
    >>> > >
    >>> > > .
    >>> > >
     
    FromTheRafters, Feb 19, 2010
    #8
  9. John

    Maria Guest

    I too have this problem also a toshiba laptop running windows vista. I ran a
    full scan with mcafee security and nothing has showed up. Unfortunately i
    have forgotten to keep a back up disk! does anyone know another solution!?

    "John" wrote:

    > I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus Pro has
    > appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone familiar with Vista
    > Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I ran a boot
    > scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today, Vista
    > Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    > --
    > John
     
    Maria, Mar 9, 2010
    #9
  10. John

    Jim Guest

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-vista-2010

    On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:11:01 -0800, Maria
    <> wrote:

    >
    >I too have this problem also a toshiba laptop running windows vista. I ran a
    >full scan with mcafee security and nothing has showed up. Unfortunately i
    >have forgotten to keep a back up disk! does anyone know another solution!?
    >
    >"John" wrote:
    >
    >> I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista. Vista Antivirus Pro has
    >> appeared and is creating havoc on my system. Is anyone familiar with Vista
    >> Antivirus Pro? I removed my laptop from my network and then I ran a boot
    >> scan with Avast! It said that it removed a Trojan, but today, Vista
    >> Antivirus Pro is back. I don't know what else to do.
    >> --
    >> John
     
    Jim, Mar 10, 2010
    #10
  11. John

    02befree Guest

    Most all of these types of malware can be removed by the previous posts
    procedure.
    Install Malwarebytes, update it, run it in Safe Mode. Running removal
    tools in Safe Mode, in most case, is a Must. CCleaner is a good sidearm
    for the good measure.


    --
    02befree
     
    02befree, Mar 20, 2010
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