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Antivirus XP 2010. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as AntivirusXP2010, AntivirusXP 2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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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.

Antivirus XP 2010 graphical user interface
[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:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command]

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

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile]

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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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.

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Antivirus XP 2010 manual removal:

Kill processes:
av.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_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"

Delete files:
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe

%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\WRblt8464P

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  • Guest

    FINALLY!!! an actuall way to remove the damn virus. i tried all the other tuts but the registery that you have here finally let me install a scanner.

  • Guest

    This dang virus/rogue is running rampant from Facebook pages right now. I worked for over 4 hours using outdated removal instructions until I found your site. The blocking of all .exe files was what was killing my other methods. Thank you so much for your help here!

  • Guest

    Thanks for the fixes

  • Guest

    Thank you for the help… it went smooth and it was easy to do… I am so happy that someone can make instructions that even someone like me can use… thanks again…

  • Guest

    Oh my god thank you thank you thank you!!!
    This was becoming so frustrating, and now I can finally run a virus-scanner!

  • Guest

    only the first registy file was there, did the others go with it? I guess?

  • Guest

    when i double click the exefix.reg… error comes up as ” Cannot import c:…….. The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.”
    can you help!!!!!!

  • Guest

    I have the same problem as the previous post owner

  • Guest

    make sure in the exefix.reg notepad file u made that “Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00” is only 1 line and doesnt look like this…

    Windows
    Registry Editor
    Version 5.00

    after changing it, it worked

  • Guest

    Charming. It worked somewhat, and thanks.

  • Guest

    Thanks for this worked a charm got rid of the damn thing. Anyone using AVG free antivirus be carefull this didn't seem to come up on a full computer scan.

  • Guest

    wow, this was awesome. I did these instructions and it worked like a charm. Thanks again!

    also, as of this writing, AVG will NOT find this virus. You may have to go through other means…

  • Guest

    Be sure that after you delete the regkeys you reset your .exe to application in the folder type menu.

  • Arthur

    Hello,

    how do I do this?

    Be sure that after you delete the regkeys you reset your .exe to application in the folder type menu.

    Thanks

  • Guest

    I was busy for three hours to kill this annoying thread. With the method stated above it was deleted in a split second. Thanks a lot guys.

  • Guest

    This was so helpful thanks for the details.

  • Guest

    OMG THANKYOU!!
    It's like sooooo great

  • Guest

    I picked this up from Facebook today. What a pain in the butt!

  • Guest

    HELP! I've done the everything except the download the removal software.
    I can't access the internet! It's like blocked. (I'm using my phone.)
    Can I use the ZoneAlarm software that I have? Help and thank you in advance!

  • Guest

    HELP! I've done the everything except the download the removal software.
    I can't access the internet! It's like blocked. (I'm using my phone.)
    Can I use the ZoneAlarm software that I have? Help and thank you in advance!

  • Guest

    Thank you !!! Everything it's all right … Thank u again ! From France “brest” brittany

  • Guest

    I've done all the 5 first steps but then i've done the USB thing and I can't install STOPzilla. What can I do?

  • Lars

    Thank you i hope this works

  • KC

    Outstanding information! This did the job and it is appreciated.

  • I tried

    Stuff you, you expect me to buy SpyDoctor? Why don't you just post a free working license code for Spydoctor Bitch!

  • This is Noob

    Need to buy SpyDoctor……..

  • Tim

    You nailed this one, made clean up pretty easy!
    I picked up this virus while browsing peopleofwalmart.com, must be a script in one of their ads.

  • Guest

    Thank you. It worked

  • Guest

    Thank you very much. I got this av.exe from some ad site called lermonte.com. Avoid this one like the plague. The manual process worked a treat.
    Didn't buy Spydoctor. Installed MS Windows Defender. Did the trick just as well.

  • Guest

    Fantastic information. I have removed a few viruses over the years, but never have the instructions been laid out so easily as in this case. I don't know what the regedit did, and I don't want to know – when I hit the remote, the TV goes on, and I don't care how.

    Well done.

  • chuckscroggs.com

    Worked Great! Now none of my icons work as .exe. Could someone tell me how to get that back to the proper file type.

  • Guest

    I went to System Restore and restored to a prior point. All seems to be ok now ….but in reading this information here, I am wondering if the virus is still running in the background and I need to do more than just the “Restore” that I did.

  • Guest

    what kind of removal tool can we use besides spyware doctor? are we using virus scans like symantec protect?

  • Guest

    So far so good i did what this page told me, and used Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and everything works great THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH you guys

  • Guest

    worked like a charm!! but i downloaded Ad-Aware instead… still.. wonderful and thorough instructions…

  • Guest

    Used the manual instructions above …. perfect!!!!

  • Guest

    I cant belive that worked but it worked perfectly!!!, Thank you!

  • Guest

    trend micro internet security is a really good antivirus software. its 120 $ for 3 years of service. it has kept av.exe from “authorizing” any changes on my computer.

  • Guest

    This nasty program hijacked my computer system. Used exefix and malwarebytes. Fantastic information here. Thank you very much!!

  • James

    That worked great. Thanks for the help everyone. This has been going on for how long. You think someone would get the bastards.

  • corey

    very, Very, VERY helpful — thanks!!!

  • Guest

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, worked excellently.

  • Guest

    Will Spybot do the job as an automatic removal tool

  • Guest

    I was hit with this on Thursday night but did not fall for it. However, now I find it is blocking access to the Internet and also my office. So, I cannot down load any removal programs.

  • Guest

    perfect although all i did was boot in safe mode and run norton lols then i removed all the registry

  • Guest

    Thank you. Your instructions excellent. System up and running again.

  • Guest

    I tried malwarebytes and it found 8 infections then i clicked remove and then antivirus xp 2010 came again as xp antivirus pro 2010 can any one tell me another removal tool that is free

  • Guest

    Tried this once and it didn't work. All my keys were messed up and all sorts but then did the scan in safe mode and boom! Was fixed!

  • Guest

    Thank you so much!! The best and most detailed advice ever! Completed all processes and running spyware doctor now…

  • Guest

    I am not a person who usually leaves comments but this time I needed to. Thank you so much for the help. This works !!!!!

  • Guest

    This is actaully amazing I was so scared i would have this thing for life or that i would try to remove it and in doing so download another virus because I dont know who to trust anymore but this … This is amazing it worked and saved me a lot of trouble I cant thank you enough 🙂 .x

  • Guest

    It won't work It says i can't run a that registry??

  • Guest

    Neither of your methods worked for me. I'm just gonna go crawl in a corner and die.

  • Guest

    Used exefix and malwarebytes, worked great as far as I can tell right now. Thanks! I'd love to beat the little weaseldick that created this AV.exe

  • <Guest>by

    It works great !!! thanks, I used google chrome to download exefix.reg because I could not use internet explore or firefox. Run exefix.reg under safe mode.

  • Guest

    This fake ad bother me for a while, till I read your article ! I use google chrome download exefix.reg and run in safe mode (start pc and hit F8). It works great! Thank you very much ! !

  • by

    It works great !!! thanks, I used google chrome to download exefix.reg because I could not use internet explore or firefox. Run exefix.reg under safe mode.

  • Guest

    “Update failed”

    your attempt is fake…..bull shit

  • Guest

    THANKYOU so much, i simply downloaded the EXEFIX.REG file and ran it in SAFE MODE.

    Now all i gotta do is use a malware scanner, but its a work computer so i dont think i can.

    I'm gonna headbutt the dumb bitch at work that got it on there in the first place 🙂

  • The Bobster

    After removing this program, I had to turn my firewall back on. Apparently this program turns it off.

  • Guest

    Very helpful thank you so much! Quick easy removal

  • Guest

    great tool! A real god send…thank you!

  • Guest

    thank you so much for this. this was quick, easy, and painless. this has happened to me once before and i had to completely erase my hard drive for my computer to work again and i lost everything. this really saved my butt this time. thank you!!!

  • Guest

    Thank you so much! I have spent all weekend trying to get this off my computer. Although I have malwarebytes, the virus disabled it, and all the other instructions I found did nothing. This did the trick!

  • Guest

    I need a phone number to call

  • Guest

    Thank you….I did what you suggested and then ran my own virus scan and it worked! I am NOT very computer literate, but I took it step by step and it worked. Thanks again!

  • pepsi

    How do you reenable the .exe files? None of my icons work now…

  • Guest

    how do you re-enable the .exe files?

  • yusuf

    Thanks for this bro. This was the only thing that worked. Thanks again

  • Guest

    Thank you so much!!!

  • Guest

    WTF? I killed the bullshit, but now no programm works. Any sugestions, anybody?

  • Guest

    Thank You SOOOO much!!! this saved my “butt” I mean pc!
    I had to use another pc to copy and past to notepad and run the infected pc in safe mode.
    Thank You again! ! !

  • Guest

    This worked for me although I had to google for a registration code. Thank you for your help

  • Guest

    I had gotten this virus early this morning and I did all the steps and downloaded that malwarebytes and after a total of an hour the virus was gone. Usually stuff I see online does not work, but this did. THANK YOU!

  • tine

    is this effective with anti virus just like virus xp and virus 1020 xp?..
    i mean, what does it do on the system?, will it delete all of the executable file even if its not a virus?, what if it deletes important executable files? what should i do?

  • Guest

    Thanks a million!! Thought I was looking at formatting until I read this. Thanks again!

  • Guest

    It worked yesterday but today my computer got infected again.

  • Guest

    Yeah right… remove something that asks you to buy something by installing something that asks you to buy something.. get a life worms.

  • Guest

    i did system respotre and this seems to have fixed the problem

  • Guest

    interesting – i got this infection on my laptop almost 2 weeks ago, turned it off and left it .. finally got around to cleaning tonight by researching on my desktop pc .. now it lets me access internet and run malwarebytes scanner, have never seen that before.

  • Guest

    I too lost my ability to run programs from icons after performing this fix. I cannot run .exe files to get the spyware doctor installed.

  • Guest

    i got this virus thing yesterday… as soon as i save the text in notepad, my norton 360 said to restart my comp to remove the virus. i did a full virus scan last light too…weird. thx alot for a time saver. do i just keep this notepad file on my desktop? or can i delete it?

  • Guest

    thanks guys, it saved me. It was quick and easy. great help!

  • buhum

    Don't forget to make sure it's dead!

  • Guest

    for some reason it only affected 2 out of the 3 user accounts on my computer

  • Guest

    this doesnt work. i ahet having to download more virus protecting stuff tht i need to buy. ridiculous! the command promt and notepad thing is bogus!

  • Guest

    Thankyou so much

  • Guest

    It does work. At least the file they send you does. The information to type in isnt explained or written properly, as I tried to type it in first and it failed miserably. I was told before that you had to clean out the entire hard-disk, but now I can keep the brush in my drawer.

  • Guest

    very good works like a dream…kisses from norway..

  • Guest

    it won't even let me get as far as running 'command', saying that i may not have access/permission to access the file (i am admin account on my laptop).
    also, i cant find the av.exe process or anything similar.
    it does not allow me to run .pif files either.

  • Guest

    Are these removal instructions still valid for the present version of “Antivirus 2010” which incapacitated my computer this week- October 2010? As described so exactly above, most everything is disabled, especially all exe files.
    Thanks.

  • kitty

    Thank you for providing this fix, indeed it was a very irritating trojan….

  • JZ_212

    Yes but you have to BUY the programs 🙁
    There are no free ones
    That sucks… ALOT 🙁

  • Hunter

    I should add it is imperitive you open the .reg file first, otherwise it will make it impossible for you to open the removal tool. If you do that it should work amazingly.

  • Jonathan

    To Whom ever answers:

    How does is able to install itself?
    How is this able to install this even with Microsoft security essentials enabled?

    Thanks!

  • Kim

    Thank you for all the help with removing the virus. I was able to DL Malwarebytes and successfully deleted the trojans. The only problem I continue to have is that the virus disabled my keyboard and touchpad. I can only use these functions by plugging in a desktop mouse and keyboard. Does anyone else have this problem?!! Is anyone here able to provide any information about getting this solved? Any help is appreciated and welcomed. Thank you!

  • Guest

    “1. Click Begin-&gtRun (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_Present_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand]

    [-HKEY_Present_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand]

    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe]

    @=”exefile”

    “Content Type”=”application/x-msdownload”

    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfile]

    5. Double-click to open exefix.reg. Click “Yes” for Registry Editor prompt window.

    6. Download kingsoft pc doctor as an automatic removal tool below.

    If you can’t total the above methods then please use yet 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 kingsoft pc doctor.”

    KPCD could be a useful tool for removing this. (Replace the references from SpyHunter, STOPzilla! etc. into Kingsoft PC Doctor)