XP Smart Defender - How to remove?
What is XP Smart Defender?
XP Smart Defender is a rogue antivirus program that is designed by cyber criminals in order to get money from random users. This specific program targets computers running Windows XP operating system. Computers with other versions of Windows can be also attacked by the same program, but it will be named slightly different. These programs only imitate actions of antivirus tools. In fact they have no useful functions and they were only designed to rip off your money.
XP Smart Defender uses a fake scanner, pretends to look for infections and once you start trusting it, asks you to pay for its license so it could finish the scan and remove all malicious files. In addition, it bombards the system with a bunch of security notifications and pop up ads which creates this feeling that your computer really has some security related problems. XP Smart Defender does everything to make you believe your computer is infected and then kindly asks to purchase its license. That is how it’s creators get money.
The most common way of distribution of XP Smart Defender is through Trojan viruses. The Trojan is able to install this application without consent or permission of the user. Right after it infiltrates into the system it changes your Registry settings that later allows to perform all actions that are needed. XP Smart Defender blocks your legitimate programs, including your security tools and even doesn’t allow browsing the Internet. XP Smart Defender uses really well thought tricks to protect itself from being uninstalled as you cannot look for any information about it on the Internet and not even run any scanner to check your system for infections.
Remove XP Smart Defender from your computer with reputable anti-spyware software, such as Spyhunter immediately after noticing the first signs of its existence on your computer. It’s a bogus application that only seeks to rip you off.
Automatic XP Smart Defender removal tools
Manual XP Smart Defender removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove XP Smart Defender, 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 StopZilla or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other XP Smart Defender infected files and get help in XP Smart Defender removal by using StopZilla scanner.