What is Vista Defender?
Removal of Vista Defender is the only possible remedy, because this fraudulent application is nothing but an infection of your computer. The interface and performance of the rogue is analogous to the legitimate antivirus software’s; hence, Windows users easily swallow the bait that Vista Defender is a security tool which can protect their data. Unfortunately, the malware cannot do anything what the legitimate antispyware software is capable of. It simulates scans and threats, presents misleading warnings related to the system’s security and expects users to purchase ifs fake full version. If you find Vista Defender virus, do not put the removal of the malware back but delete it at once.
You cannot use the computer properly as long as you keep the malware on your computer. Those annoying messages and some impairments of the system, for example, absence of access to the Internet or slow performance of the computer are undesirable and might actually convince you that the system is infected. As the malware seeks to get your money, you should ignore Vista Defender and not even think about its purchase. Your personal information entered in the purchase form is recorded and sent to cyber criminals, who use the information to make other purchase or steal your money from your bank account.
The best way to deal with the problem is to terminate the infection. Use a legitimate spyware removal tool to remove Vista Defender, because only a reputable and powerful application will delete the infection completely. Deleting infections by yourself may lead to more serious damage to the system, because some parts or components of the infection are unintentionally skipped. An automatic removal tool does not miss anything, because it is designed to remove the whole infection.
How to remove Vista Defender Virus?
Vista Defender will be removed from the system only if you change the extension of the installer you have downloaded. If you do not see the extension of your files, follow these guidelines (Windows Xp):
- Open any folder on your desktop.
- Open the Tools menu and select Folder Options.
- Click on the View tab and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
- Press Apply.
- Rename “spyhunter.exe” into “spyhuter.com”.
- Run the installer and then scan the PC to have Vista Defender removed.
For Windows 7 users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Open Folder Options. If the options are categorized, select Appearance and Personalization and click on Folder Options.
- Follow steps 3–6 presented above.
Stop these Vista Defender Processes:
Remove these Vista Defender Files:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Vista Defender\Vista Defender.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Vista Defender\Vista Defender Help and Support.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Vista Defender\Remove Vista Defender.lnk
Remove these Vista Defender Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\[Random].exe" /ex "%1" %*"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe "(Default)" = "[Random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "pcdfsvc" = "%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\[Random].exe /min"