Vista Guardian Removal Guide

April 12, 2021

What is Vista Guardian

How does Vista Guardian works

Vista Guardian is the PUP trying to make you believe your system has quite a great deal of malicious software and security/privacy dangers. This application is generally promoted via the use of deceitful internet scanners, that specify that your os is terribly contaminated and that you ought to get and set up the app so to get rid of viruses and to shield on your own.

When Vista Guardian is set up and functioning it shall in an automatic way carry out a false computer examine when you log in to Windows. After the examine, it would bring multiple viruses of exaggerated safeguarding issues on your device and then say that you ought to purchase the tool in order to eliminate the viruses or risks which don’T even exist.

Vista Guardian Removal Guide

Don’T pay for this bogus program and erase it instantly. If you are corrupted with this infection, then please use the elimination guide noted below to eliminate the dubious tool from your system by hand for free-of-charge or together with an anti-malware utility.

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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Vista Guardian. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Vista Guardian Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Vista Guardian or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Vista Guardian Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Vista Guardian or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Vista Guardian Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Vista Guardian or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Vista Guardian.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Vista Guardian Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Vista Guardian or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Vista Guardian is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Vista Guardian program.
  7. Select Vista Guardian or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Vista Guardian

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Vista Guardian

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Vista Guardian, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Vista Guardian in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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