XP Antivirus Pro 2010

Description: XP Antivirus Pro 2010, which is also known as XP Antivirus Pro 2010 or XP Antivirus Pro, is a rogue application that tries to induce the user into paying for its software license by mimicking a virus scanner. XP Antivirus Pro 2010 gets installed on a user’s system via Trojans and malicious software that are downloaded from the internet. Once installed, it displays a large amount of fake virus warnings, performing fake scans of the system. It also displays fake pop-up warnings that the system is heavily infected with viruses that are non-existent. Then XP Antivirus Pro 2010 claims that the currently installed ‘trial’ version of the software is incapable of properly cleaning out the detected ‘threats’ and asks the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version. However, it is important to remember that the so-called ‘full’ version of XP Antivirus Pro 2010 is just as incapable of scanning and cleaning a user’s system as the ‘trial’ version is.

XP Antivirus Pro 2010

XP Antivirus Pro 2010

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Once you detect a copy of XP Antivirus Pro 2010 on your computer, you should take immediate steps to delete it. In order to remove XP Antivirus Pro 2010, you must stop its processes, delete its files and folders and remove its registry entries. Once these tasks are done it is recommended to scan the entire PC using genuine antivirus software such as Spyhunter due to the fact that the steps describing how to remove XP Antivirus PRO 2010 rely on the fact that no additional malware infections are present.

XP Antivirus Pro 2010 Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you need to complete in order to remove XP Antivirus Pro 2010 is to stop the following process:

  • av.exe

As the final step in file removal, the following files and folders should be deleted:

  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\av.exe
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\WRblt8464

XP Antivirus Pro 2010 Registry Removal Proedures

Removing files and folders alone is not sufficient to completely get rid of XP Antivirus Pro 2010. The following registry keys and settings inserted by XP Antivirus Pro 2010 should also be removed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe” -safe-mode
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “iexplore.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1?
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1?

After you have completed the removal of these registry entries, your system is completely safe from XP Antivirus Pro 2010.

Delete XP Antivirus Pro 2010 Directories:

No specific directory that needs to be deleted. Just the above file traces and registry keys.

Tips & Tricks

It is not recommended for inexperienced users to attempt to remove XP Antivirus Pro 2010 manually, as any mistake made on your part could cause damage to your system. Inexperienced users are advised to use an online repair service such as http://www.pcninja.com or legitimate antivirus software to remove XP Antivirus Pro 2010 safely and efficiently.

Outside Resources:

http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-xp-antivirus-pro-2010.html

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rogue?qid=208281677

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