Vista Antivirus 2012 – Still Trying To Mislead Innocent Victims

As it can be seen, the name changing rogue Vista Antivirus 2012 is still a threat for computers. Although it uses different titles as a disguise, every time it acts in one and the same harmful way. This program gives you no chance to disagree to its installation, as it can download and install itself without your permission.

Image 1. Vista Antivirus 2012 Scan

When the program has already penetrated into your system, it will start displaying annoying pop-up messages, connecting to the Internet without permission and slowing connection. It will not only slow your computer work, but it can even cause serious system crashes. The fake anti-malware program will show frightening alerts and terrifying scan results. All of these will be generated with the only intention of scaring you into believing your PC is in serious trouble. However, these messages display only fake information and they do not represent real security scan results.

It is of vital importance to know that, according to analysis provided by VirusTotal, 37 of 42 anti-malware applications detect the presence of this infection as a threat.

Antivirus Vendor Alias Name
AhnLab-V3 Win-Trojan/Fakeav.335872.DW
AntiVir TR/Fake.Rean.1199
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.FakeAV.gen
Avast Win32:Renosa-I
Avast5 Win32:Renosa-I
AVG Generic22.CNHK
BitDefender Gen:Variant.Katusha.5
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.FakeAV.dkrp
Commtouch W32/FakeAlert.OU.gen!Eldorado
Comodo TrojWare.Win32.Trojan.Agent.Gen
DrWeb Trojan.FakeAV.5695
eSafe Win32.TRFake.Rean
F-Prot W32/FakeAlert.OU.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure Gen:Variant.Katusha.5
Fortinet W32/FakeAlert_Rena.N!tr
GData Gen:Variant.Katusha.5
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.FakeAV
Jiangmin Trojan/Fakeav.uvi
K7AntiVirus Riskware
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.dkrp
McAfee FakeAlert-Rena.n
McAfee-GW-Edition FakeAlert-Rena.n
Microsoft Rogue:Win32/FakeRean
NOD32 Win32/Adware.XPAntiSpyware.AB
Norman W32/FakeAV.AEDB
nProtect Trojan/W32.FakeAV.335872.V
Panda Adware/XPSecurity2011
PCTools Trojan.Gen
Rising Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.brc
Sophos Troj/MsctfDll-B
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-FakeAlerter
Symantec Trojan.Gen
TheHacker Trojan/FakeAV.dkrp
TrendMicro Cryp_FakeAV-53
TrendMicro-HouseCall Cryp_FakeAV-53
VBA32 Trojan.FakeAV.dkrp
VIPRE FraudTool.Win32.FakeRean.i (v)

Table 1.Antivirus vendors

In order to be able to recognize the installation file of this virus, you have to be aware that its size is 335872 bytes and it uses the MD5 signature e3ea05de8ce428faa2c926e7dbf0b215.

All in all, if you do not want to experience further difficulties while working on your computer and you want to be sure that your personal information is not in danger of being lost, harmed or stolen, you have to remove this malware application immediately. Keeping this program installed on your computer may seriously harm the machine and even case system crash.

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