Thursday, April 29, 2010

XP Smart Security 2010 Removal GuideXP Smart Security 2010 Removal Guide

XP Smart Security 2010 Removal Guide
XP Smart Security 2010 is a fake security program that uses a very convincing interface that may trick computer users into purchasing a licensed version of the rouge XP Smart Security 2010 application. XP Smart Security 2010, once installed, may save malicious files into certain directories in addition to add unwanted registry entries that can cause XP Smart Security 2010 to load at startup.

Removal Tool: Remove Fake Antivirus. (Download it here.)

Removal Guide
Kill Process
(How to kill a process effectively?)

Delete Registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.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\ave.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\ave.exe" /START "%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe"

Remove Folders and Files
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate face programs. They are a pain in my butt.

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