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:
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 Spyware Doctor or an automatic removal tool below. Update Spyware Doctor 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 Spyware Doctor. XP Security Tool 2010 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background
XP Security Tool 2010 manual removal
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand | @ = ????%AppData%ave.exe?? /START ??%1?ณ %*??
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand | IsolatedCommand = ????%1?ณ %*??
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe | @ = ??secfile??
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe | Content Type = ??application/x-msdownload??
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand | @ = ????%AppData%ave.exe?? /START ??%1?ณ %*??
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand | IsolatedCommand = ????%1?ณ %*??
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe
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