AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 rogue antivirus program is an application that was spotted in the wild the beginning of this month. AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 is a rogue antivirus program from the same family of AVbytes Win 7 Antivirus 2015 and AVbytes Win 8 AntiVirus 2015 that we just wrote about – the Braviax/FakeRean family.
AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 is known to be able to change its skin into tricking the users to think it’s a legitimate antivirus software. It also performs a fake computer scan issuing reports for various system infiltrations and threats. Its only aim is to make users buy the full version of the rogue antivirus program. AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 does not contain the database of a legitimate antivirus software, nor does it performs actual computer scan. Users, having purchased the complete version of AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 rogue antivirus program may be subject to data information stealing or personality frauds by scammers as well.
What Does the AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 Rogue Antivirus Program Do?
AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 performs a non-legitimate scan and imitates threat allocation onto your machine. Being installed once, it starts when your computer is turned on. After performing the scan, it issues a report, containing data for various threats on your PC. If no action is taken by the user, it urges messages on these threats as well. All the messages are leading the user into buying the full version of AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015, promising to fix all the viruses their machine is infiltrated with.
How Is AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 Distributed to Your PC?
There are several ways for AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 rogue antivirus program to spread out.
One of them is if a user has entered malicious or real websites, infected with malicious software. The users may even be unaware that the AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 rogue antivirus program has been installed into their machines until it starts performing scans and alerting messages.
Another way the rogue antivirus program is spreading out is through spam email messages. The subject of the emails usually contains information for a delivery and the name of a big shipping company. Many users are tricked into opening such which actually contain links or attachments infiltrated with AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015.
Installing updates or upgrades for legitimate software already present on users’ PC may be a danger as well. Often such contain additional features hidden in the “Recommended Installation” section of the software, one of them possibly being AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015.
The fourth way a computer may be infiltrated with the AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 rogue antivirus program is through peer-to-peer networks. These are notorious for not being safe and files shared or downloaded from such may bring the threat to the computer.
How to Remove the AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Your Computer?
Users who have spotted the AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 rogue antivirus program on their computers, no matter if they have paid for the full version or not, should remove it immediately from their machines. A guide for the removal can be found below.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015
Step 2: Uninstall AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 will be removed.
Eliminate AVbytes Vista Antivirus 2015 from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.