How to remove Vista Protection 2014 (Virus Removal Guide)

What is Vista Protection 2014?

Vista Protection 2014 is a dangerous rogue software and scareware that causes many complications for computer users. The Vista Protection 2014 virus is known to infect a computer system without user consent and perform fake system scans in order to scare victims into purchasing the non-beneficial Antivirus software or provide personal information.

Vista Protection 2014

According to security analysts, Vista Protection 2014 is primarily contracted by trojan horses and may bundle with additional malware and unwanted programs. If this fake Windows Antivirus program is installed, a user’s operating system may also be infected with several parasites.

The main symptoms of the Vista Protection 2014 virus is that the program is designed to infect a computer without direct user knowledge in order to perform fake system scans structured to persuade computer users to spend money on the program. Once installed, the program may run a scan and show results that falsely indicate that the infected computer has additional programs that may be removed by purchasing the fraudulent product; However, although the computer is infected with this program, this program will not assist in the removal of malicious parasites and may further block efforts to eradicate associated parasites.

This program will disrupt internet connection and block legitimate products from eradicating it.

This rogue program may also prompt misleading messages on Windows Desktop. An example of messages display by this program is provided below:

System Hijack!
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.

This Vista Protection 2014 removal guide contains instructions to remove Vista Protection 2014 virus and other malware from Microsoft Windows. Get rid of fake Vista Protection 2014 scareware with the steps provided on this webpage.

How to remove Vista Protection 2014

  1. Automatic Removal Guide
  2. Manual Removal Guide
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1. Automatic Removal Guide

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Vista Protection and third-party malware.

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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.

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6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files.

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1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted software, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual Removal Guide

If permitted, use the instructions below to manually uninstall rogue Vista Protection scareware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 Operating Systems.

How to uninstall Vista Protection 2014

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).

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2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs search for Vista Protection and other potentially unwanted software. Once the rogue Windows program is located, double click the unwanted program or highlight it in the list and click the Uninstall button.