Sunday, April 10, 2011

XP Anti-Spyware Removal GuideXP Anti-Spyware Removal Guide

XP Anti-Spyware Removal Guide
XP Anti-Spyware is a fake antivirus program created to urge the user to buy the full version of XP Anti-Spyware in order to earn some profit. Don't ever buy it as it is a cheat! XP Anti-Spyware install itself into the computer without confirmation of the users and it start automatically when the windows boot. XP Anti-Spyware produce fake virus warning alert consistently to force the user to purchase the full version so that to remove the malwares. XP Anti-Spyware is nothing more than a scam and plagiarized antispyware program

XP Anti-Spyware can be removed by using Emsisoft HiJackFree to stop the processes and kill the files from the hard drive. Then, the user has to restore the registry entries added and modified by XP Anti-Spyware. Finally, all the file related to XP Anti-Spyware must be deleted from the hard drive. All of them has been shown in the removal guide below.

XP Anti-Spyware should be removed immediately!

XP Anti-Spyware Removal Guide
Kill Process

Delete Registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "C:\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\pw.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pezfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\pezfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*

Remove Folders and Files
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\MSASCui.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\opRSK

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