Antivirus XP 2010 is a rogue anti-virus application that claims to scan your computer for malware, but in reality it only imitates legitimate security software and tries to trick users into thinking that their computers are badly infected. The goal is one – to trick as many people as possible into purchasing the so-called “full” version of the program which obviously doesn’t even exist. Antivirus XP 2010 is “pushed” through the use of bogus online scanners and fake video/warez websites. When running, this parasite will flood your computer with fake security alerts and notifications stating that the system is compromised. It will even impersonate Windows Security Center. The worst thing about this virus is that it blocks almost all programs, not to mention security software, anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are blocked in the first place. It also blocks Task Manager, Regedit and other Windows functions. Antivirus XP 2010 removal guide written below will show you how to remove this virus from your computer once and for all.
[Figure 1. Antivirus XP 2010 graphical user interface]
Most importantly, don’t purchase AntivirusXP2010. It’s nothing more but a scam. If you have already purchased it, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Unfortunately, Antivirus XP 2010 removal is not as easy as you would expect it to be. As we know it blocks all .exe files, so obviously you won’t be able to install or run any anti-malware program. Probably the virus won’t even let you to download it. You can try to remove it manually, AntivirusXP 2010 associated files are listed below.
Antivirus XP 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 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.
Antivirus XP 2010 manual removal:
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_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\WRblt8464P