XP Security 2011 is a malicious parasite and not an antivirus as it claims. It is updated version of XP Security 2010 rogue and is OS – specific. On other versions of Microsoft Windows you would get Vista or Win 7 named counterparts. It might also use other generic names, like Internet security, Guard, Antispyware or Antimalware. All of them are fake and dangerous.
XP Security 2011 enters system though fake update to Microsoft Security programs. This update might be advertised by ads in infected websites, or might be downloaded by trojans already on your system. During installation it will mess up your registry to prevent removal.
After infection with XP Security you will not be able to launch majority of legitimate programs, as it will launch its file (pw.exe ) instead. This rogue will try to bullshit you that the file you wanted to execute is infected and that you should purchase full version of this malware. To make a point, it will show various alerts about hacking attempts in system toolbar as well:
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.
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.
You should be able to launch your browsers though. But XP Security 2011 will monitor your traffic and prevent you from visiting certain websites, including ones of anti-malware tools. You will get warnings that they are infected, or that they are unreachable not too different for regular messages. The single difference is that it will mention the name of the rogue antivirus: XP Security 2011.
If you think it will go away once you pay for XP Security, you are mistaken. There is no full version of this rogue, it is just a scam to make you submit credit card data to their servers. They will charge your credit card as many times as they can and run with your money. I doubt this is what you want.
It is much better to remove XP Security 2011 and update your PC protection instead
How to get rid of XP Security 2011
Update: the news is that XP Security 2011 still uses old keys used by rogues of the same family : enter 1145-17884799-7733 (for older version) as a lisence Key number and 21197673. For new version, enter registration code 1147-175591-6550. According to S!ri, the license key works. That way you will not need another PC to remove the parasite.
If this does not help, to remove XP Security 2011 you will need to download and burn into cd several programs on clean PC or Alternate OS scaner.
Here instructions how to remove XP Security using second PC:
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 Anti-Malware as alternate scanners. Though you are likely to be able to download them later on.
b). Boot normally. wait for XP Security 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 Security 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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