XP Anti-Spyware 2013 - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

XP Anti-Spyware 2013 is a rogue antivirus program that belongs to FakeRean family of malwares. It’s an infection that displays fake security warning and uses fake scanner and hijacks your browser in order to trick computer users. XP Anti-Spyware 2013 expects to make computer users think that their systems are infected.The program gets to the targeted system through Trojan viruses usually imitating an update for Windows.

XP Anti-Spyware 2013 makes some changes in Windows Registry which causes tons of pop-ups and security tray alerts displayed on the system that warn about security problems and recommend preventing the damage by completing security scan. Have a look at some of the messages that may appear:

Stealth intrusion!
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.

System danger!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.

System hacked!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!

Threat detected!
Security alert! Your computer was found to be infected with privacy-threatening software. Private data may get stolen and systemmay be severe. Recover your PC from the infection right now, perform a security scan.

Severe system damage!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.

XP Anti-Spyware 2013 uses its scanner to check the system but unfortunately it doesn’t detect any real infections. The scan results claim that your system is being damaged by numerous of infections which in fact don’t even exist on your computer. XP Anti-Spyware 2013 wil only try to make you purchase its full version.

The program makes it even more difficult when it hijacks your internet browser. Instead of opening the website you request, it will state that the website is malicious and pose risk to you computer. You shouldn’t trust XP Anti-Spyware 2013 as it is not a real anti-spyware program. Besides infiltrates into computer without a permission of the user and without any authorization so why should you trust it?

You should remove Xp Anti-Spyware 2013 if you became a victim of its creators. To fix this issue, we recommend downloading this fix and installing it into registry (will work till parasite is relaunched):


You can download it by entering this url in Start->run box, just make sure you click confirm in XP Anti-Spyware 2013 alert box and move other windows aside.

To kill malware processes automatically and delete the threat we recommend running scan with Spyhunter. If program does not launch, rename it to .com and try again.

Spyhunter program should kill XP Anti-Spyware 2013 process on launch. If it does not, there are alternate removal instructions for versions with heavy rootkit:

1. Import eregfix like in the guide above.

2. Download TDSS Killer from http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.exe

3. Run it, if it detects something and asks for reboot, do so, but press F8 during reboot. Choose safe mode.

4. Run MSCOnfig, disable all startup entries

5. Reboot and boot normally, run spyhunter and delete what it finds.

Automatic XP Anti-Spyware 2013 removal tools


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Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove XP Anti-Spyware 2013, 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.


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January 9, 2013 13:01, May 16, 2013 07:44

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