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Trojan calling itself Vista Antivirus 2012 defence.

 
Whalin Rift
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12/22/2011 12:20 PM
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Trojan calling itself Vista Antivirus 2012 defence.
In the past few days I have noticed some of the websites we use to get the real news are under attack by the adspace they sell.

This is the same fake antivirus program with no uninstall we have seen before but its easy to defeat if you know what to do before hand. Its calling itself "Vista Antivirus 2012" there is no such thing.

First, be ready to kill your pc instantly if you notice your antivirus program detects a trojan or if Adobe reader launches for no reason.

When that happens I simply pull the power and crash the computer. Restart in safe mode. "Run as Administrator" System Recovery and choose your restore point. Wait for the system recovery screen sometimes it takes a few to open. Let recovery do its thing and when it reboots you will be clean.

Remember to choose Run as Administrator or it launches the fake antivirus.

Make sure you have Malwarebytes installed and update it frequently so if you are truely hozed and lose internet you can still run that.

You are welcome in advance, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

dance
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12/22/2011 12:25 PM
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Re: Trojan calling itself Vista Antivirus 2012 defence.
Oh and btw... my karma bar looks pretty weak, any help with that would be appreciated. Thanks.
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12/22/2011 12:33 PM
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Re: Trojan calling itself Vista Antivirus 2012 defence.
bsflag

you're not likely to notice anything until it's too late
you need RKILL to stop it when it's running
malwarebytes to remove the exe-s and startup entries
and combofix to remove the rootkit which inserts itself into tcpip stack to redirect your google searches etc

blowie
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12/22/2011 12:36 PM
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Re: Trojan calling itself Vista Antivirus 2012 defence.
Why the bs flag? If you have a better way or more ways to help fight that pesky bugger, bring them.
Just trying to help...
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12/22/2011 12:40 PM

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Re: Trojan calling itself Vista Antivirus 2012 defence.
Oh and btw... my karma bar looks pretty weak, any help with that would be appreciated. Thanks.
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12/22/2011 12:43 PM
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Re: Trojan calling itself Vista Antivirus 2012 defence.
In the past few days I have noticed some of the websites we use to get the real news are under attack by the adspace they sell.

This is the same fake antivirus program with no uninstall we have seen before but its easy to defeat if you know what to do before hand. Its calling itself "Vista Antivirus 2012" there is no such thing.

First, be ready to kill your pc instantly if you notice your antivirus program detects a trojan or if Adobe reader launches for no reason.

When that happens I simply pull the power and crash the computer. Restart in safe mode. "Run as Administrator" System Recovery and choose your restore point. Wait for the system recovery screen sometimes it takes a few to open. Let recovery do its thing and when it reboots you will be clean.

Remember to choose Run as Administrator or it launches the fake antivirus.

Make sure you have Malwarebytes installed and update it frequently so if you are truely hozed and lose internet you can still run that.

You are welcome in advance, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

dance
 Quoting: Whalin Rift


OP I do lots of PC Repairs and I gotta say this virus you speak of is a really nasty one for many ppl who do not know much about computers.

True, it is an easy fix if the user knows what to do. By all means your post will help a lot of ppl if they run across this issue.

I have come across this virus in many different names seems like a new one about every 6 months. Basically just keeping your system secure and updated should prevent this attack as you clearly stated.

Thanks again OP I will log in to give you Karma and 5 Stars. Much deserved! Merry Christmas!

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