Vista Protection 2014 & Vista Antivirus 2014
Vista Protection 2014 & Vista Antivirus 2014 are rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This infection is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts that try to install the software by exploiting vulnerabilities on your computer. It is also promoted through Trojans that pretend to be legitimate programs that are required to view an online video, but instead install the infection.
When installed, Vista Protection 2014 will be configured to start every time you try to launch a program on your computer. Once started it will pretend to scan your computer and then display numerous infected files. If you attempt to remove these infections, though, it will prompt you to first purchase the program. As the scan results are fake, please ignore them. Vista Protection 2014 also attempts to protect itself from being removed by terminating any program that you try to run. When it terminates a program it will then state that the file is infected with the Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen infection. As your files are not infected, please ignore this message.
While the infection is started it will also show a variety of security warnings that are worded to think that your computer has a serious security issue. These alerts include:
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.
Just like the scan results, these security alerts are fake and should be ignored. Finally, Vista Protection 2014 will hijack your web browser so that you cannot visit web sites. When you attempt to visit a web site, you will instead be shown a page that states that the page you are visiting may be a security risk.
As you can see, this infection was created to scare you into thinking your computer has a security problem due to your computer being infected. Please do not purchase this program , and if you already have, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges stating that the program is a computer infection and a scam.