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, Feb 6, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    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, Feb 7, 2010
  4. Ǝиçεl, Feb 7, 2010
  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, Feb 13, 2010
  6. ....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
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    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.
    TheDuck, Feb 19, 2010
  8. If it really were a virus, you couldn't do any such thing (and neither
    could any of those programs).
    FromTheRafters, Feb 19, 2010
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    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!?
    Maria, Mar 9, 2010
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    Jim Guest

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    02befree Guest

    Most all of these types of malware can be removed by the previous posts
    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, Mar 20, 2010
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