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‘Windows Vista Restore,’ the New Fake Security Software

Enigma Software Group an Internet security firm based in USA lately spotted an imitation security program called Vista Security Restore that claimed it could safeguard computers.

Here it needs mentioning that the particular program has been categorized as fake software that is popularly called rogueware or scareware too, according to Enigma Software.

Characteristically, the fake software, Windows Vista Restore tries to appear exactly like Windows Vista OS (operating system) in terms to feel and look. This way it attempts at acquiring unsuspicious PC operators' trust, while loading itself either via certain drive-by download or via a PC Trojan onto the target computer. Thereafter it begins displaying false security notifications through pop-up warnings, which state that so-called threats have been spotted on the end-users' computers, the security company outlines.

Furthermore according to the security company, Windows Vista Restore fundamentally works as scamming software since it actually can't eliminate the spotted malware supposedly plaguing the victim's PC. Indeed, following its installation, it has been found that Windows Vista Restore is extremely hard to eliminate from a computer. Besides, the program doesn't indicate its presence inside the Add/Remove list of program options of Windows, which is why Windows Vista Restore can't be effortlessly eliminated, the security vendor observes.

Additionally, according to Enigma Software, the removal of Windows Vista Restore is possible through manual operation else by using an automated device for software removal. Either way, an affected end-user must first close this rogue software's main processes without which, he will not succeed in erasing the malicious files alternatively utilizing any authentic removal device for eliminating the rogueware, observes the security company.

Finally in concluding the discussion, Enigma Software indicates that an infected end-user requires opening Process Explorer or task manager for closing its processes. In case this is possible within normal mode, he will have to then restart his PC within safe mode whilst networking is kept on after which he must try again. In addition, the security company strongly urges affected end-users to utilize an automated device for eliminating Windows Vista Restore as well as other associated malicious software from their PCs.

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