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So i was surfing the net 2 days ago and all of a sudden i was attacked by a virus called "Vista Smart Security" dont know if any of you heard or have had this because it should be fairly new.. anyway i was attacked by this annoying virus and was really getting on my nerves because it would pop up every so often telling me my computer was raided by virus, trojans, malwares etc and would tell me to purchase the "full package" to help me remove them, and i knew it was all BS because ITSELF was a virus, so i googled this virus and was brought to a web page which had instructions on how to remove it and i was instructed to download MBAM so i did, after downloading and installing it i used quick scan to scan my computer for this virus, it detected it and a bunch of other virus i didnt know i had... i quickly removed it all and restarted my PC, after logging back on the virus was removed and so was ALL my EXE files like windows media player, firefox, my games etc etc, even my windows security doesnt work... now my question is how can i restore these programs because i really do not want to reinstall all of these files. If anyone has had the same problem and came up with a solution please help me out here or if anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for responding.

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Hi Mbytenewbie -

As you can note from the list below there are many of the same Rogues with just a simple name change - We are aware of these (not new) and can remove them -

XP Security Tool 2010, XP Defender Pro, Vista Security Tool 2010, and Vista Defender Pro are all new rogues that are exactly the same program. They are just shown with different names and interfaces depending on the version of Windows that it is run on. This guide run under quite a few different names, which I have listed below based upon the version of Windows:

Windows XP Rogue Name Windows Vista Rogue Name Windows 7 Rogue Name

AntiSpyware XP AntiSpyware Vista AntiSpyware Win 7

AntiSpyware XP 2010 AntiSpyware Vista 2010 AntiSpyware Win 7 2010

Antivirus XP Antivirus Vista Antivirus Win 7

Antivirus XP 2010 Antivirus Vista 2010 Antivirus Win 7 2010

Total XP Security Total Vista Security Total Win 7 Security

XP AntiSpyware 2010 Vista Guardian Win 7 Antispyware 2010

XP Antivirus Pro Vista Security Tool Win 7 Antivirus Pro

XP Guardian Vista Security Tool 2010 Win 7 Guardian

XP Security Tool (Vista Smart Security )Win 7 Security Tool

XP Security Tool 2010 Vista Smart Security 2010 Win 7 Security Tool 2010

XP Smart Security Vista AntiMalware Win 7 Smart Security

XP Smart Security 2010 Vista AntiMalware 2010 Win 7 Smart Security 2010

XP AntiMalware Vista AntiSpyware Win 7 AntiMalware

XP AntiMalware 2010 Vista AntiSpyware 2010 Win 7 AntiMalware 2010

XP Antivirus Pro Vista Antivirus Pro Win 7 Antivirus Pro

XP Defender Vista Defender Win 7 Defender

XP Defender Pro Vista Defender Pro Win 7 Defender Pro

XP Security Vista Security Win 7 Security

XP Security 2010 Vista Security 2010 Win 7 Security 2010

XP Internet Security Vista Internet Security Win 7 Internet Security

XP Internet Security 2010 Vista Internet Security 2010 Win 7 Internet Security 2010

Thank you - Please follow the instructions above from marktreg - :)

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