XP Internet Security 2010

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XP Internet Security 2010 Information
Type:   Spyware
Analysis:
 
  Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection:
 
  By downloading freeware & shareware programs.
Symptoms:
 
  Changes PC settings, excessive popups
& slow PC performance.
Detection:   Download SpyHunter's Spyware Scanner.
IE Alert:


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XP Internet Security 2010 is a rogue anti-virus program, which started infecting computers in January and February 2010, and which originated in Russia. XP Internet Security 2010 is essentially a scam that uses scare tactics to manipulate you into paying the money it demands, and then giving you absolutely nothing in return. Another name for the same malware is XP Internet Security, and it is very similar to Antivirus XP 2010, XP Antivirus Pro, Vista Guardian, and countless other rogue anti-virus applications that have copied XP Internet Security 2010 and made only minor alterations. Remember that no matter what XP Internet Security 2010 may tell you about your system's security, it is a scam, and it cannot be trusted.

How XP Internet Security 2010 Appears on a Computer

XP Internet Security 2010 typically infects a computer via a Trojan, which will be concealed in something that looks ordinary and harmless that you may download while browsing online. Then the Trojan causes XP Internet Security 2010 to download and install. Next, XP Internet Security 2010 will change the registry, so that it runs immediately on Windows start-up. The first time you start Windows after XP Internet Security 2010 becomes active, it will try to make itself look like a Windows Automatic Update, in order to explain its sudden appearance and to try to seem legitimate. The bogus home screen for XP Internet Security 2010 mimics the appearance of Windows Security Center by using Windows logos and styling. Remember that the people who made XP Internet Security 2010 are con-artists, and are using all of these Windows elements without permission; the presence of these logos and icons means nothing.

Aside from its appearance, XP Internet Security 2010 is exactly like any other rogue anti-virus program. It will run fake scans, complete with animations, and warn you that your computer is hosting a lot of different parasites. These scan results are fabricated, and they are meant to scare you into thinking that you need to buy the "licensed" or “registered” version of XP Internet Security 2010 in order to deal with these supposed threats. XP Internet Security 2010 can also prevent other programs from starting, and will claim that this i"infected". XP Internet Security 2010 creates pop-up warnings with over-the-top text about imminent attacks against your computer, and can hijack Internet Explorer to make sure that you visit XP Internet Security 2010's own malicious sites. Throughout all of this, you will get constant prompts to purchase XP Internet Security 2010.

The entire reason that XP Internet Security 2010 exists is to scare and extort money from you, and everything it does works towards that end. Think about it -- if something that looks like a Windows component warns you that some serious virus has just been detected on your computer, aren't you more likely to be worried than if the program didn't look like Windows or if the warning didn't seem urgent? If you pay for XP Internet Security 2010, you will not get anything for your money. Do not give in to the scam, and do not pay money to the people who are making it hard for you to use your own computer.

To check your computer for XP Internet Security 2010, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting XP Internet Security 2010 and other threats. If you detect the presence of XP Internet Security 2010 on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of XP Internet Security 2010.

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Detection of XP Internet Security 2010 (Recommended)

XP Internet Security 2010 is difficult to detect and remove. XP Internet Security 2010 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. XP Internet Security 2010, 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 Internet Security 2010 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a XP Internet Security 2010 scan/check to successfully detect all XP Internet Security 2010 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove XP Internet Security 2010, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove XP Internet Security 2010 or follow the XP Internet Security 2010 manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with XP Internet Security 2010. XP Internet Security 2010 can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing XP Internet Security 2010 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 Internet Security 2010 on your system. XP Internet Security 2010 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 Internet Security 2010, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect XP Internet Security 2010 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of XP Internet Security 2010, the next advised step is to remove XP Internet Security 2010 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

XP Internet Security 2010 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 Internet Security 2010 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

XP Internet Security 2010, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. XP Internet Security 2010 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 Internet Security 2010, 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 Internet Security 2010 and other types of spyware.

Remove XP Internet Security 2010 manually

Another method to remove XP Internet Security 2010 is to manually delete XP Internet Security 2010 files in your system. Detect and remove the following XP Internet Security 2010 files:

Processes

  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\av.exe

Other Files

  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\WRblt8464P

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center

Known Variants

VirusBurst is a re-branded variant of other well-known rogue anti-spyware programs, including SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, SpySheriff, SpyHeal and many other pseudonyms.

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