XP Home Security 2012 is a rogue anti-spyware program that simulates a system scan and reports false scan results just to scare you and make you think that your computer is infected with Trojans, worms and other malware. Once installed, it will display fake security alerts or notifications and then inform you that you need to pay money to register the program if you want to remove the infections and computer threats, which of course do not even exist. Do not pay for this software and get rid of XP Home Security 2012 from your computer upon detection using the removal stated guide below.
XP Home Security 2012 displays warnings and notifications about serious security threats and privacy issues. It will also state that it has detected many critical spyware objects and that these objects can expose private information, for example:
XP Home Security 2012 Firewall Alert
XP Home Security 2012 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Sensitive areas of your system were found to be under attack. Spy software attack or virus infection possible. Prevent further damage or your private data will get stolen. Run an anti-spyware scan now. Click here to start.
Of course, that's not true. This is just a part of whole scam. Besides, no matter what you decide to do, it will ask to pay for a full version of the program to protect your computer from malware and possible attacks from the Internet. Just ignore all of this and read the removal instructions carefully. Use updated anti-spyware to remove XP Home Security 2012 as soon as possible!
Note that if you can't launch your anti-spyware, there are some special tips you should know:
1. Try renaming the executable to something else, like iexplore.exe so XP Home Security 2012 will not block it.
2. From another user account on Windows XP system
3. Launch anti-malware programs from safe mode with networking.
4. Stop XP Home Security 2012 processes with task manager or other utility.
5. Using codes like 3425-814615-3990 or 9443-077673-5028 to disable malware.
This will allow running legitimate anti-malware programs and completely clean your PC from Win 7 Total Security 2012.
XP Home Security 2012 manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerBrowserEmulation "TLDUpdates" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = '1'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = '1'