Is vista Total Security a virus?

April 18, 2011 at 05:58:05
Specs: Windows Vista
My computer pops up a window named vista Total Security. What the hell thing is? It told me that my computer was infected with many virus when open any application. It pops up a page and ask me to buy their product when i click the delete button.How can it rid of the damn thing? May i reinstall the opera system? Plz help me!!!!!!!!!

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April 18, 2011 at 06:38:02
Anything that pops up without your consent that purposely tries to install Anti-Malware programs may be a virus... What you need to do is download a legitimately free anti-virus program like Avast! Free or Emsisoft Anti-Malware.... Boot it in safe mode after you download it and scan....

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April 18, 2011 at 06:45:07
And for back-up protection, I recommend a secondary Anti-virus program called Trojan Remover from Simply Super Software... It comes with a free 30 day trial and it works with primary anti-virus programs to keep your system extra clean... :)

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April 18, 2011 at 09:30:23
Yes it is a bogus program. It is spyware and tries to trick you into purchasing the fake software.

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April 18, 2011 at 16:16:45
Do you have access to another computer that is not infected, and to a clean flash drive?

If so, in a computer that is not infected, download FixNCR.reg from the following:

Save FixNCR.reg to a flash drive, and plug in the flash drive to the infected computer.

Now, boot the infected system to Safe Mode by tapping F8 (top row key), and select Safe Mode with Networking

In Safe Mode with Networking, sign in to your usual profile.

Run FixNCR.reg by double clicking on the file.

Next, still in Safe Mode with Networking, download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rKill:

Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click on it. (For Vista, right click and select: Run as Administrator)
Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.

Without a reboot, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. (For Vista, right click and select: Run as Administrator)

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the Remove Selected button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

Please post the Malwarebytes log in your reply..

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July 19, 2011 at 22:44:54
Rogue anti-virus infections constantly evolve--changing the names used for various files and even where they get put. Something will have been put into the user profile, and some processes will have been put into the boot startup. Cleaning these out can be tricky.

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