Can’t remove XP Anti-Spyware 2013 virus because it pops up automatically and prevents you from doing anything on your computer? Is this program fake or real? How to stop those annoying popups and alerts completely? Manual removal is the best way to help you get rid of this rogue program.
XP Anti-Spyware 2013 is a fake antivirus program designed to gain access to your credit card information and linked finances. This virus pretends itself to be the best antivirus program available to the user, but is complete fake. It belongs to a rogue anti-spyware program that uses misleading methods such as false scan results, fake security alerts and Internet Explorer hijacking to promote itself and convince users that their computers are seriously infected.
Any attempt to use this fake anti-sypware program to remove PC threats will cause it redirects you to the payment website and asks you to purchase XP Anti-Spyware 2013 full version, and even more damningly, the infections that this program says are on your PC aren’t present at all. When you have this malware installed, your computer will be totally messed up. Firstly, your current antivirus will be disabled and it shows you this program is infected every time you attempts to launch it. Secondly, you will be bombed with various popups and fake alerts that try to convince you to activate this fake antivirus. However, don’t be fooled by this scam. It will never protect you from cyber threats. Instead, you should uninstall XP Anti-Spyware 2013 virus once detect.
Slow Computer Performance and annoying Pop-Ups always occur
Taskbar warnings keep disturbing you
Strange new icons appear and desktop background is changed somehow
Internet Browsing Re-directs and Hijacks happen
System Crashes or freezes frequently
There are so many ways can lead this malware to get inside the computer, but most of the time it is beyond your knowledge.
1> It can be downloaded via malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
2> It may be installed through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
3> It can get into your system if you have ever clicked some malicious ads or visited some malicious sites, as well as opened unknown downloaded files.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\protector.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableTaskMgr’ = 0
XP Anti-Spyware 2013 is a hoax that is cleverly disguised to behave like legitimate Anti-Spyware software. It may be installed by a Trojan, come bundled with other software, or install itself through web browser security holes. Half of computer users may get infected with it by visiting some malicious websites. When it is downloaded, it scans your computer just like a real PC cleaner but that’s only what the whole process looks like. In fact, the scan does not reveal any true facts about how your system is functioning for the moment and whether or not it has spyware on board. This fake antivirus program always reports the things you don’t actually have. Once detect, ignore what it shows you, all you need to do is to uninstall XP Anti-Spyware 2013 quickly.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 11, 2013 8:54 am