XP Total Security 2012 is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays fake security alerts and blocks legit anti-virus software. It belongs to the multi-rogue malware family. It enters the system unnoticeably because it applies backdoor techniques of distribution. This fake program has been actively malvertised for about a year now.
When this malware called XP Total Security 2012 installs itself onto the unpatched PC, it modifies Windows registry and makes other changes, so that your can't run anti-virus program and use Task Manager to stop the annoying program. After this and some other modifications, XP Total Security 2012 becomes powerful enough to launch as soon as you reboot your computer and additionally starts continuous interruptions simulating system scans and displaying numerous annoying security alerts. Misleading alerts, non-existent virus scanners and tons of warnings and notifications – that’s what you will get after this rogue anti-spyware gets on your computer. XP Total Security 2012 typically informs about numerous viruses detected and even shows how it scans your computer to find them. However, it's a scam. Do not purchase it. Remove XP Total Security 2012 following removal instructions below:
1. From another user account on Windows XP system
2. Launching as administrator by right-clicking on executable and choosing from menu
3. Renaming the executable to something else, like iexplore.exe so XP Total Security 2012 will not block it.
4. Launching anti-malware programs from safe mode with networking.
5. Stopping XP Total Security 2012 processes with task manager or other utility.
6. Using codes like 3425-814615-3990, 9443-077673-5028 to disable malware.
This will allow running legitimate anti-malware programs and completely clean your PC from XP Total Security 2012.
XP Total Security 2012 manual removal:
[random].exe, 3-letter name
[random].exe, 3-letter name in %AppData%