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XPAntiSpyware2012 Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Detection of XPAntiSpyware2012 (Recommended)

XPAntiSpyware2012 is difficult to detect and remove. XPAntiSpyware2012 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. XPAntiSpyware2012, 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 XPAntiSpyware2012 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a XPAntiSpyware2012 scan/check to successfully detect all XPAntiSpyware2012 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove XPAntiSpyware2012, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove XPAntiSpyware2012 or follow the XPAntiSpyware2012 manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with XPAntiSpyware2012. XPAntiSpyware2012 can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing XPAntiSpyware2012 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 XPAntiSpyware2012 on your system. XPAntiSpyware2012 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 XPAntiSpyware2012, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect XPAntiSpyware2012 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of XPAntiSpyware2012, the next advised step is to remove XPAntiSpyware2012 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


XPAntiSpyware2012 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 XPAntiSpyware2012 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

XPAntiSpyware2012, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. XPAntiSpyware2012 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 XPAntiSpyware2012, 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 XPAntiSpyware2012 and other types of spyware.

Remove XPAntiSpyware2012 manually

Another method to remove XPAntiSpyware2012 is to manually delete XPAntiSpyware2012 files in your system. Detect and remove the following XPAntiSpyware2012 files:


  • %AppData%\Local\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Other Files

  • %AllUsersProfile%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • %AppData%\Local\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[rRANDOM CHARACTERS]

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1? = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%1? %*’
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”‘
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”‘
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “(Default)” = ‘Application’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1?
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” – ‘”%1? %*’

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