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 ( https://www.2-viruses.com/spdoc.exe )
- Registry fix : https://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
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