XP Security Tool 2010. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - -   Also known as XPSecurityTool2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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XP Security Tool 2010 is a rogue virus protection program. It reports false scan results and fake security alerts to scare you into purchasing this rogue program. XPSecurityTool2010 claims that your computer is infected with worms, trojans, adware or other malware and that you should purchase XP Security Tool 2010 to remove the infections that actually don’t even exist. Most of the time, this fake program comes from fake or infected video sites or fake online scanners. But may be also promoted on such popular sites as Facebook or MySpace with a name of XP Security Tool 2011.

Once active, this parasite will supposedly scan your computer and report numerous fake infections or system security threats. It will also flood your computer with very annoying pop-ups and fake security alerts claiming that your computer is infected or under attack and that your data can be deleted. That’s a part of whole scan so you shouldn’t worry to much about those fake alerts and pop-ups. What is more, XP Security Tool 2010 will block almost all programs on your PC to protect itself from being deleted. It goes without saying that it will block security software in the first place. The rogue program also uses browser hijacking and redirects users to various misleading site that promote rogue programs or display false advertisements. Without a doubt, you should remove either its XP Security Tool 2010 or XP Security Tool 2011 from your computer upon detection. Please read the removal instructions below carefully.

XP Security Tool 2010 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:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfile]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfile]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellopencommand]
@=””%1″ %*”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe]
@=”exefile”
“Content Type”=”application/x-msdownload”

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.

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Reimage is recommended to uninstall XP Security Tool 2010. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

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XP Security Tool 2010 snapshot
XP Security Tool 2010

XP Security Tool 2010 manual removal:

Kill processes:
ave.exe

Delete files:
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe

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  • Guest

    This was absolutely the most helpful thing ever. Thank you so much!

  • Guest

    That program you recommended requires you to pay to remove threats.

  • Guest

    all the downloaded program has done is stopped total access to the internet on that computer and asked for me to purchase the free trail download to clean the infection. feels more like another internet scam, it has sucked me in and now we most probably cost more to fix the problems it has created.

  • Guest

    Found a hack to enable security doctor. Still, it helped only for a while. As soon as i started windows in normal mode, it started to disarm the system again

  • carson

    XP Security Tool 2010 is a rogue antispyware program