XP Antispyware 2010 Removal

XP Antispyware 2010, which is also known as XPAntispyware2010, belongs to the family of Operating System-specific rogue anti-spyware programs to which Win 7 Antispyware 2010 and Vista Antispyware 2010 belong. XP Antispyware 2010 gets installed on the user’s computer via Trojans that get downloaded from dangerous websites. Once installed, this rogue software performs fake system scans on the user’s computer, returning false results that show that the user’s system is under threat from a large number of dangerous malware programs. It also generates endless fake pop-ups from the Windows taskbar warning that the user’s computer is under threat. The aim of all this activity is to try and convince the user to purchase the license to the ‘full’ version of XP Antispyware 2010 by claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is incapable of properly removing the detected false ‘threats’. However, it is important to remember that XP Antispyware 2010 is a fake application and therefore none of its versions can scan or clean any system.

XP Antispyware 2010

XP Antispyware 2010

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In order to delete XP Antispyware 2010, you must stop its processes, delete its files and folders and remove its registry entries. The process of XP Antispyware 2010 removal is outlined below.

XP Antispyware 2010 Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you must take in order to remove XP Antispyware 2010 from your computer is to stop the following process initiated by it:

  • av.exe

The next step in XP Antispyware 2010 removal is to delete the following files and folders:

  • %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\av.exe
  • %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\WRblt8464P

Once the above steps have been completed, XP Antispyware no longer resides on your hard disk

XP Antispyware 2010 Registry Removal Proedures

Removing files and folders alone is not sufficient to get rid of this rogue software completely. To completely delete XP Antispyware 2010, you must delete the following keys and settings from the Windows registry as well:

  • 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?

Now it is safe to say that XP Antispyware 2010 removal is complete. In order to certify this crucial security aspect it is recommended to scan the entire PC using genuine antivirus software such as SpyHunter.

Delete XP Antispyware 2010 Directories:

In most cases there is no set directory to delete. However you should still check under C:\Program Files\ and ensure you do not see a similar folder to XP Antispyware 2010.

Conclusion

Inexperienced users are advised against attempting to remove XP Antispyware 2010 manually, as any wrong move on your part could cause damage to your operating system.

Outside Resources:

http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-xp-antispyware-2010

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=38629

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