Sunday, April 10, 2011

XP Security Removal GuideXP Security Removal Guide

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

XP Security 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 Security. Finally, all the file related to XP Security must be deleted from the hard drive. All of them has been shown in the removal guide below.

XP Security should be removed immediately!

XP Security Removal Guide
Kill Process
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\pezfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
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\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "XP Security"

Remove Folders and Files
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\y7V11
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Local Settings\Temp\y7V11
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Local Settings\Application Data\y7V11
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Templates\y7V11
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
%Documents and Settings%\[AllUsers]\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
%Documents and Settings%\[AllUsers]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Templates\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\MSASCui.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\opRSK
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Security

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