XP Internet Security 2010 is a rogue security program that reports false threats and displays fake security alerts to make you think that your computer is infected. This malware is distributed through the use of Trojans that usually come from fake online anti-malware scanners or misleading video websites. Once a Trojan virus is installed, it will download and install virus on your PC. Sometimes called as XP Internet Security 2011, the rogue program comes as an update for Windows. The rogue program itself is a typical scareware. It reports false infections and asks to pay for a full version of the program to supposedly remove those infections. The most important thing to remember is that XPInternet Security 2010 is a scam, don’t buy it! Instead please use the removal guide below to remove this infection from your PC as soon as possible.
[Figure 1. XP Internet Security 2010 graphical user interface]
Unfortunately, XP Internet Security 2010 uses aggressive methods to protect itself from being removed. It blocks anti-virus and anti-malware software. It may block other programs too, even if they are not related with computer security. XP Internet Security 2010 has a list of executable files that can be launched and it checks that list every time you open a particular program. What is more, it modifies Windows registry and hijacks Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers. This parasite will display fake security warnings and block certain websites claiming that those websites are dangerous and host malware.
XPInternetSecurity2010 removal instructions:
1. Click Start->Run (or WinKey+R). Input: “command”. Press Enter or click OK.
2. Type “notepad” as shown in the image below and press Enter. Notepad will open.
3. Copy and past the following text into Notepad:
4. Save file as “exefix.reg” (without quotation-marks) to your Desktop.
NOTE: choose Save as type: All files
5. Double-click to open exefix.reg. Click “Yes” for Registry Editor prompt window.
6. Download STOPzilla or an automatic removal tool below. Update STOPzilla and run a full system scan.
If you can’t complete the above steps then please use another PC to download an automatic removal tool and exefix.reg (Right Click (Save Target As)) to download file. Copy these files to USB flash drive or any other external media and transfer them to infected computer. Launch exefix.reg file first and then install STOPzilla.
XP Internet Security 2010 manual removal:
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication DataWRblt8464P