Fake Scanner Sites
Google Search Redirects
Windows Vista Recovery
Alias: Windows XP Repair, Windows XP Recovery, Windows XP Restore, Windows Vista Repair, Windows Vista Recovery, Windows Vista Restore, Windows 7 Repair, Windows7 Recovery, Windows 7 Restore
Windows Vista Recovery is a fake Windows repair program which infects your computer, hides your programs, and tries to force you to buy it. Windows Vista Recovery pretends to scan your computer for viruses then claims to find various infections. If you accept to remove the alleged infections, you are directed to their payment page in order to purchase the full version.
Windows Vista Recovery changes its name based on the computer operation system it infects. So on XP PC's, it becomes Windows Vista Recovery, on Vista PC's the name changes to Windows Vista Recovery and on Windows 7 PC's the name becomes Windows 7 Repair.
The fact that Windows Vista Recovery arrives at your computer without your knowledge makes it also a trojan. In order for Windows Vista Recovery to stop you from removing it, it attempts to disable your existing antivirus and antispyware programs and to block access to help forums and to major name brand antispyware and antivirus vendor websites.
Windows Vista Recovery is normally installed by means of a trojan or by drive-by downloads from rogue websites. In some cases, it can be mistakenly downloaded from one of many fraudulent Fake Scanner Sites.
Windows Vista Recovery displays exaggerated fake scan results similar to those shown below:
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Step 1: Download and run SpyNoMore. SpyNoMore will download updates then scan your computer and if Windows Vista Recovery is present, SNM will detect it and you will be able to see either Windows Vista Recovery or Fake Windows Tool in the scan results. These are the same product. Please note that the free version of SpyNoMore will only show you the detections. In order to remove the infection you need to purchase a 1-year license which costs $29.95 (or $39.95 for 3 computers). In all cases, you will be able to see the infection in the free version scan results.
Step 2: After the scan is completed, click on Remove Spyware to purchase a 1-year SpyNoMore license. Your payment will be processed securely by Regnow.com (a Digital River company) who are considered to be among the most secure online payment processors in the industry. More details on Digital River Regnow here.
Hijacker - A Hijacker is a software application that takes control of your browser's settings. Usually it changes your home page and redirects it to some unknown site or modifies your search settings. It prevents you from changing back your browser's settings. An infected browser usually operates much slower.
Ransomware - Ransomware is a software application that infects a computer and asks for money to have the infection removed.
Trojan - A Trojans or Trojan Horse is any programs that installs itself secretly normally via malware programs, quite often with sinister intent. Once installed, the trojan author (hacker) can gain complete control of the infected PC. Trojans are usually designed to steal sensitive information and/or destroy the system. Trojans can be distributed as unsolicited email attachments, or bundled with freeware and shareware programs.
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes Windows Vista Recovery: Yes
Threat risk: Very High Risk
Extremely dangerous malware. Uses stealth installation, randomly named entries and has the capability to self update or resurrect after incomplete removal. Almost impossible to remove manually. Category mostly consists of trojans and spyware.
Critical hard disk drive errors.
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