How to remove XP Anti-virus?
What is XP Anti-virus?
XP Anti-virus is fake antivirus software which mostly comes unexpected. It is a very close resemblance of Vista Anti-virus (2011), Win 7 Anti-virus (2011) or many other crimewares that will change their name according to OS found running on your computer. All these computer viruses hailing from multi-named virus family seem to be getting way more active these days as they infect computers in unbelievable frequency. Be aware that your computer may also get infected, so install ‘licensed’ anti-spyware to have the real time protection and avoid security holes that are used by XP Anti-virus 2011 for getting inside.
XP Anti-virus is installed with a help of Trojans but may also be propagated through fraudulent social engineering routines, like browser hijacking. The reason why it is reloaded instead of any other executable you want is additional modification of the registry. XP Anti-virus 2011 may also drop some harmless files in your system with the intension to find them and return as malware in its fake scan reports. As you may have realized, you will also receive tons of alerts and scanners that all will announce computer problems detected and them will offer to purchase XP Anti-virus 2011 license. This hazardous program will completely bombard you with such alerts:
XP Anti-virus 2011 Firewall Alert
XP Anti-virus 2011 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords
Of course, it must be remembered that XP Anti-virus has no capabilities to find and remove spyware detected. Just like any other cyber threat from this malicious name-changing family, it will generate its misleading ads until you won’t get rid of it. All its pop-ups will be finished with the same event each time – recommending you to install and activate licensed copy of XP Anti-virus 2011. Note that full version is not for free, so later will find you ripped off. Never pay for this nasty rogue and its creators!
Please, remove XP Anti-virus 2011 because if left eventually it will make your system slow and almost functional. Use this removal guide and also run Spyhunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in order to remove it completely. To disable XP Anti-virus 2011, use this code of registration: 1147-175591-6550 or 9443-077673-5028 (updated 2012.01.14).
XP Anti-virus is Extremely dangerous
XP Anti-virus may spread via Trojans
XP Anti-virus may display fake security messages
XP Anti-virus may install additional spyware to your computer
XP Anti-virus may repair its files, spread or update by itself
XP Anti-virus violates your privacy and compromises your security
for XP Anti-virus detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like XP Anti-virus and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
XP Anti-virus screenshots
Manual XP Anti-virus removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove XP Anti-virus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these XP Anti-virus processes:
Remove these XP Anti-virus Registry Entries:
Remove these XP Anti-virus files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other XP Anti-virus infected files and get help in XP Anti-virus removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing XP Anti-virus and similar threats.
XP Anti-virus is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only XP Anti-virus can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads XP Anti-virus trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, XP Anti-virus offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, XP Anti-virus does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as XP Anti-virus, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install XP Anti-virus, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as XP Anti-virus, is nearly impossible to remove manually.