XP Internet Security 2013 firewall alert keeps coming up on your computer? Is it fake or legitimate? How to stop the crazy popups and completely uninstall XP Internet Security 2013 fast?
XP Internet Security 2013 is another rogue program that can identify the current infected operating system. If your infected PC is running XP, it is called “XP Internet Security 2013”. Similarly, it also has other fellows called Vista Internet Security 2013 and Win 7 Internet Security 2013 that hit Internet recently.
Being as a rogue program, the upgraded version of XP Internet Security 2012, this upgraded version is also designed to steal money from the users who tends to trust it. It can even make more chaos on an infected system. Once it is running, you will be shown a lot of popups, nag screens and fake security alerts, that states that your computer is seriously infected. For example, you will get a report from the fake Windows Security Center window saying your computer status is at risk. And the firewall and your virus protection is off. And then a bogus scan pops up and shows you a number of non-existent infection. The only purpose of this hoax is to lure you to buy or activate the full version of the fake antivirus. Bear in mind all of these should be disregarded because all the reports are fake. You should uninstall XP Internet Security 2013 virus as quickly as you can.
It blocks task manager and registry editor to prevent users from removing it manually.
It may cause browser redirection or even disable internet access as a result.
It uses Trojans to infiltrate your computer and will start its attack automatically each time you log in Windows.
It displays lots of false positives with annoying pop ups that you couldn’t stop it.
It occupies much of your CPU and opens up new gateways for other malware.
We kindly remind you that system restore is not a wise choice to remove such rogue program. Many computer users found that after they did a system restore, things are going to be worse. Not only did the computers freeze, but also lose their precious data. Furthermore, the virus may be still in the computer and made chaos secretly. Hence, it is recommended that using the manual approach below to get rid of XP Internet Security 2013 malware as soon as possible.
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:
XP Internet Security 2013 appears to be a legit Antivirus that can detect and remove all the threats in your computer, but the fact is that it is a rogue program which use scare tactics by only showing innocent users fake reports, misleading them to pay for its useless product so as to rip off their money. It may get into the system without any clue. It utilizes a Trojan known as rootkit that discretely enters the computer evading anti-virus program. Attempts to purchase this fake antivirus program will only give your financial information into criminal possession. It is suggested users not do any Internet banking or buy anything online while the rogue program is infecting your computer. This malicious software can track your online activity and sensitive data, which cybercriminals can access for ID theft, fraud, or even blackmail. Therefore, XP Internet Security 2013 should be removed instantly without a doubt.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 7, 2013 2:43 am