XP Deluxe Protector - How To Remove?


XP Deluxe Protector pretends to be what it sounds like, but is actually the complete opposite. This parasite is a fake anti-spyware program, which uses malicious methods both to spread and sell the software. XP Deluxe Protector typically enters the system by using the Zlob or Vundo trojans, which are nasty enough as they are. The program’s raison d’etre is to trick users into purchasing the so-called “licensed version”, which is no more functional than the trial.

Once inside, XP Deluxe Protector will employ the use of popups, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. While this information would seem likely to be true, considering the amount of infections out in the wild today, XP Deluxe Protector has neither the ability to detect nor remove threats, and is actually a threat in and of itself. Much like any other rogue, XP Deluxe Protector performs fake system scans, which produce exaggerated results, usually spiced-up with false positives. The scareware might also hijack the browser, and will most definitely result in a significant decrease in overall system performance.

XP Deluxe Protector is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file.

Automatic XP Deluxe Protector removal tools

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Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove XP Deluxe Protector, 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 Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


XP Deluxe Protector screenshots


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June 3, 2009 04:18, June 4, 2009 13:54

12 thoughts on “XP Deluxe Protector

  1. This filthy bastard;

    Erased all my restore points.
    Stopped all spyware scanners from opening.
    Locked me out of regedit.
    Jammed Windows security.
    Prevents downloading anything that threatens it.
    Sends fake screens up all over the place.
    Stops any removal and hides in the registry.
    Other stuff I can’t remember but was stressful and scary.

    This nasty bug has evolved into a monster.

  2. Worked on a machine today that had this… took about 1 hour to remove.

    Look under the users profile (C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%) and see if there’s a folder called XP Deluxe – that’s a dead giveaway you have this infection.

  3. So what is the solution to removing this software??? I tried deleting the XP Deluxe folder from (C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%) but was not allowed. PLEASE HELP!!

  4. I recommend using spyware doctor (our recommended remover) To remove XP Deluxe Protector completely or to use our removal instructions.

  5. I have PC tools Spyware Doctor but the program didnt detect or remove the xp deluxe protector. Help please?

  6. Check if you got all updates? Maybe a new rootkit is hiding the processes/files. You could try alternative removers, like Nod32 or Malwarebytes ( http://www.malwarebytes.org). I would go with nod32 in this case, as there should be free fullyfunctional trial with protection

  7. For those still having problems, I just finished removing it from my machine with Malwarebytes’ anti-malware. I did a follow-up scan to be on the safe side and it looks like it got all of it, thankfully.

    If you’re considering removing it manually, I tried that and found it to be virtually impossible. It’s hidden in far too many locations and it’s cleverly disguised as legitimate files. If you don’t know exactly what and where the files are, you’re not likely to find them all.

    Also, you may find like I did, that xp deluxe protector is only part of a larger packet of malware/spyware that made it’s way into your pc. ld11.exe, ld12.exe and pp10.exe may be runnung as well, so check your running processes.

  8. Just a quick follow up. Neither Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, or Spyware Blaster picked up any of these malware/spyware files. They may just be too recent. I even tried scanning only the areas I knew to be infected but they still came back as clean. Definitely go with Malewarebytes first for the best chance of success.

  9. SpyBot is updated sparsely, it often fails on new parasites. Malwarebytes is ok, though it miss some due to fact that it has no real time protection (in free version). I would at least check with spyware doctor.
    Also, on very heavy infections a full anti-virus might be required.

  10. OK Im eternally grateful for this product…I tried “SpyHunter” and it got rid of some of the malware I had even NORTON couldn’t detect the malware…BUT this product really rocks! My pc performance is now better and those nasty fake screens have disappeared…so far. I am definitely going to recommend this product to friends after a nice little trial to see how it goes! Im pc literate but not “techie” so this was very easy to use. For me to try and remove manually would have been like reading instructions in a foreign language.

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