XP Antivirus 2013
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XP Antivirus 2013 is a rogue anti-virus program that pilfers money from PC users by persuading them that their respective computers are in a state of security danger. While XP Antivirus 2013 claims to be a real anti-virus solution, XP Antivirus 2013 actually offers nothing from a security standpoint. The creators of this rogue anti-virus program have written the software mainly for the purpose of profit. PC security experts, as a matter of fact, have discovered that XP Antivirus 2013 has several versions, designed to target specific Windows systems. These are Vista Antivirus 2013, which targets Windows Vista computers, and Win 7 Antivirus 2013, which affects PCs running on Windows 7. This customization feature of the malware has earned for itself the moniker 'name-changing rogue'. Moreover, an earlier version of XP Antivirus 2013, known as XP Antivirus 2012, was released during the last quarter of 2011. This older version also exhibited the same name-changing capability, so that the malware is able to infiltrate various Windows operating systems and carry out its perfidious activities in any Windows PC.
The All-Too Familiar Deception of XP Antivirus 2013
Since XP Antivirus 2013, like its clones and earlier versions, is based primarily on deception, XP Antivirus 2013 will try to win the PC user over by using specific tactics that point to highly-critical virus infections. Its deceptive nature is already apparent with the manner that XP Antivirus 2013 downloads itself without even prompting the user. In some cases, the PC users themselves may be responsible for the installation, since this malicious software will initially present itself as some kind of freeware or trialware. However, XP Antivirus 2013 is usually installed using drive-by-downloads or downloadable files that have Trojan components. Immediately after XP Antivirus 2013 installs itself successfully, XP Antivirus 2013 will start to launch fake scans and display bogus security warnings. These activities, scare tactics in themselves, are designed to land a sale and make a profit when the victim agrees into buying the program.
There are many reasons why deleting XP Antivirus 2013 should be carried out as immediately and as thoroughly as possible. The biggest reason, of course, is that paying for the full version of the fake anti-virus software will not eliminate all the threats and infections. Since XP Antivirus 2013 is the virus itself, any version of this so-called software has to be removed, not purchased and installed. The longer that XP Antivirus 2013 stays installed in the PC, moreover, the more XP Antivirus 2013 will be able to expose the Windows XP computer to more serious threats. With its Trojan, XP Antivirus 2013 can be difficult to delete and may even carry out identity stealing activities. Deleting XP Antivirus 2013, once detected, is an all-important step in eliminating all the existing virus infections in a compromised PC.
Give your Windows XP computer the security protection it rightfully deserves. Remove XP Antivirus 2013 or any of its equally-injurious versions, before this malware has a chance of endangering your PC even more. Legitimate PC security software will delete an XP Antivirus 2013 infection completely, restoring the functionality and efficiency of your Windows XP computer, without fail.
To check your computer for XP Antivirus 2013, download
SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.
SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting XP Antivirus 2013 and other threats. If you detect the presence of XP Antivirus 2013 on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of XP Antivirus 2013.
Detection of XP Antivirus 2013 (Recommended)
XP Antivirus 2013 is difficult to detect and remove. XP Antivirus 2013 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. XP Antivirus 2013, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.
You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove XP Antivirus 2013 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.
Run a XP Antivirus 2013 scan/check to successfully detect all XP Antivirus 2013 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove XP Antivirus 2013, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove XP Antivirus 2013 or follow the XP Antivirus 2013 manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.
Method of Infection
There are many ways your computer could get infected with XP Antivirus 2013. XP Antivirus 2013 can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.
Another method of distributing XP Antivirus 2013 involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing XP Antivirus 2013 on your system. XP Antivirus 2013 installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.
If you think you may already be infected with XP Antivirus 2013, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect XP Antivirus 2013 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of XP Antivirus 2013, the next advised step is to remove XP Antivirus 2013 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.
XP Antivirus 2013 may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of XP Antivirus 2013 from your computer.
Remedies and Prevention
XP Antivirus 2013, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. XP Antivirus 2013 along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.
Install a good anti-spyware software
When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example XP Antivirus 2013, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect XP Antivirus 2013 and other types of spyware.
Remove XP Antivirus 2013 manually
Another method to remove XP Antivirus 2013 is to manually delete XP Antivirus 2013 files in your system. Detect and remove the following XP Antivirus 2013 files:
- %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- %LocalAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = ''
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ "(Default)" = 'Application'
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "IsolatedCommand"
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe""
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode"
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe""
If you believe your computer is infected with spyware,
- McAfee Threat Center - Library of detailed information on viruses.
- How Spyware And The Weapons Against It Are Evolving
- Crimeware: Trojans & Spyware
- Windows System Update - Latest bug fixes for Microsoft Windows