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XP Security Tool. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as XPSecurityTool | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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XP Security Tool is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays fake security alerts and reports false system security threats or infections to make you think your computer is infected with spyware, adware, Trojans and other malicious software. Once active, XPSecurity Tool will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove non-existing infections and computer threats. Do not purchase this program and uninstall XP Security Tool from the system as soon as possible.

XP Security Tool is installed through the use of Trojan that displays fake security alerts. Once installed, the rogue security application will be automatically configured to scan your computer each time you log on into Windows. Furthermore, XP Security Tool will impersonate Windows Security Center and display fake security alerts and pop-ups claiming that the system is unprotected. The program will state that anti-virus software is disabled and that you must purchase XP Security Tool to ensure full PC protection.

What is more, XP Security Toolr will block certain security websites and antivirus software. It will slow down your computer too. As you can see XP Security Tool is nothing more but a scam. Please use the removal guide below to remove this infection from your computer manually for free. You should also scan your PC with reliable and effective anti-spyware application to make sure there are no more malware on the system.

XP Security Tool 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 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 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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XP Security Tool manual removal

Kill processes:
av.exe
ave.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
Delete files:
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\QJyrk5wvCU1
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\QJyrk5wvCU1
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\WRblt8464P
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\QJyrk5wvCU1
%UserProfile%\Templates\QJyrk5wvCU1

Geolocation of XP Security Tool

Map reveals the prevalence of XP Security Tool. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India, United States and United Kingdom.

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