Vista Antivirus 2014 is a rogue anti-virus program which shows multiple warning messages of malware detected on the users’ computers, thus tricking them into purchasing the full version of this bogus software.
How Does Vista Antivirus 2014 Affect Your PC?
Once installed, Vista Antivirus 2014 performs system scans after which it starts displaying various warning messages and alerts regarding the security of your computer. For the average users, these messages could sound pretty shocking, and they would bluntly follow whatever instructions the bogus anti-virus program shows them. In this case, Vista Antivirus 2014 will stress you out with alerts about your system being at risk first, and then will tell you that in order to remove these infections, you need to purchase the full version of the software. And users often follow the instructions – they process payments after which nothing happens. After all, the threat that supposedly affected your system had never been there on the first place. Thus, purchasing the full version of Vista Antivirus 2014 would not assure the security of your system.
How Does Vista Antivirus 2014 Enter Your PC?
In order to avoid stressing out and spending money for a rogue anti-virus program, you must be well aware of how this program can get into your system. Vista Antivirus 2014 may sneak into your computer in the following ways – spam messages, email attachments, pop-ups and more, which could be displayed just about on any website you visit. They get your attention via a message of a free system scam. Once clicked, the bogus anti-virus software enters your system and starts popping up security messages, inviting you to buy the full version of the program in order to clean your system of the non-existing threats.
Typical messages for Vista Antivirus 2014, are:
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.”
“Vista Protection 2014 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
This program is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.”
The first message is like a generic one for other similar rogue anti-virus programs, so be alert. Such security messages could simply be false, so do not stress out immediately and don’t follow the instructions bluntly, which in this case are to pay for the full version if the program.
Another important fact you must consider is that these rogue anti-virus programs do not only try to trick you into paying, but they may also have a well-disguised Trojan attached to them, as a browser plug-in, for example, which may further cause a lot of hassle for you and your personal data.
Should You Remove Vista Protection 2014?
In short, you must always be alert when surfing the Web, and watch out what you are clicking on and installing. In case you already have Vista Protection 2014, however, make sure you remove it as soon as possible. You can do that manually by following the instructions below, or you can use a legitimate anti-virus program to get rid of the rogue one.
The free version of SpyHunter will only scan your computer to detect any possible threats. To remove them permanently from your computer, purchase its full version.