How to remove XP Antispyware 2011?
What is XP Antispyware 2011?
XP Antispyware 2011 is a new version of XP AntiSpyware 2010 that plagued PC’s some time ago. This time, this fake antispyware program is released with multiple other OS -specific parasites that are distributed as fake Microsoft update to PC security. You will get XP AntiSpyware randomly, and might get it under names of AntiMalware, Guard or Internet Security. It is the same dangerous parasite.
The installation of XP Antispyware will result into blocking majority of programs from execution. You will be able to launch browsers, but other programs will be closed due to “infections” and XP Antispyware 2011 will launch instead. You might scan your PC with this fake antivirus, but all the detected infections are fake and should be ignored. It will not fix your pc claiming that you need full version. This is sure sign of scam, as Microsoft’s own antivirus (Microsoft Security essentials) is free at the moment.
XP antispyware 2011 will block browsing as well. Many of legitimate security websites will be blocked by claiming that they were infected. You will be asked to activate your copy of the Antispyware for protection. Funnily, working legitimate anti-malware protection can not “clean” infected websites and just blocks browsing as well. However, it would block infected for real websites. Here a sample of the warning:
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
- Dangerous code found in this site’s pages which installed unwanted software into your system.
- Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
- Spyware infections in your system
- Complaints from other users about this site.
- Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.
Things you can do:
- Get a copy of XP Antispyware 2011 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)
- Run a spyware, virus and malware scan
- Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS)
Do not pay for XP Antispyware 2011 under any conditions!. The payment processors used to process such payments are in hands of malware owners and they will sell your credit card details further. This means you will have to change your credit card in the bank.
XP Antispyware 2011 removal guide
You can try stop popups and remove it by entering old registration key for this family of rogues:
It was announced by malware researcher Siri that it still works. You might need order number though : 21197673. Also, there are not guarantees that XP Antispyware creators won’t change the key in the future. If it fails, continue with instructions:
To remove XP Antispyware 2011 you will need to download and burn into cd several programs on clean PC or Alternate OS scaner. Here instructions:
a) Burn these programs to CD or write them to USB disk (you can use an MP3 player):
- Spyware Doctor ( http://www.2-viruses.com/spdoc.exe )
- Registry fix : http://www.2-viruses.com/wp-content/uploads/exeregfix.reg to restore normal execution of registry
- You might want to download Hitman Pro or Malwarebytes as alternate scanners. Though you are likely to be able to download them later on.
b). Boot normally. wait for XP Antispyware 2011 to launch, and run exeregfix.reg . This should allow launching legitimate programs
c) Delete or remove the files that are mentioned in our files box. You can use Spyhunter to identify the infected files and additional infections. Do not forget update it before scanning. Remove what it finds.
d) Scan with Spyhunter and secondary tools and reboot your PC. This should fully get rid of XP Antispyware 2011.
In some cases virus mutates and you cannot perform some part of these instructions. In such cases we recommend trying scans from within safe mode, or doing Alternate OS scans by tools from one of antivirus program makers, for example this : http://pctools.com/aoss
XP Antispyware 2011 is Extremely dangerous
XP Antispyware 2011 may spread via Trojans
XP Antispyware 2011 may display fake security messages
XP Antispyware 2011 may install additional spyware to your computer
XP Antispyware 2011 may repair its files, spread or update by itself
XP Antispyware 2011 violates your privacy and compromises your security
for XP Antispyware 2011 detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like XP Antispyware 2011 and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
XP Antispyware 2011 screenshots
Manual XP Antispyware 2011 removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove XP Antispyware 2011, 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 Antispyware 2011 processes:
Remove these XP Antispyware 2011 Registry Entries:
Remove these XP Antispyware 2011 files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other XP Antispyware 2011 infected files and get help in XP Antispyware 2011 removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing XP Antispyware 2011 and similar threats.
XP Antispyware 2011 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 Antispyware 2011 can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads XP Antispyware 2011 trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, XP Antispyware 2011 offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, XP Antispyware 2011 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 Antispyware 2011, 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 Antispyware 2011, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as XP Antispyware 2011, is nearly impossible to remove manually.