XJR Antivirus Removal Guide
What is XJR Antivirus?
XJR Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays fake security alerts and reports false infections to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with spyware, adware and other malware. The rogue program is a clone of Your PC Protector scareware and it is promoted mostly through the use of Trojans and fake online anti-malware scanners. Once installed, XJR Antivirus will run a fake system scan and display a list of malware infections. Of course, the scan results are totally false. The rogue program detects legitimate programs and files as infections, that's why don't manually delete any of those reported files as it may cause serious problems to your computer. Instead, please use the removal instructions below to remove XJR Antivirus from your computer safely.
When running, XJRAntivirus will flood your computer with fake and very annoying security alerts claiming that your computer is seriously compromised and that you should activate XJR Antivirus to ensure full system protection. What is more, this fake program will blocks legit antivirus and anti-spyware programs to protect itself from being removed. It will claim that your anti-virus or any other program actually is infected. Some of the fake alerts read:
Please note that this fake program consists of two executables called XJR Antivirus.exe and C:Program Filessvchost.exe. You need to end both processes in order to stop the rogue program and those annoying pop-ups. If you can't use Task Manager, then you may download Process Explorer and use it instead of Task Manager. By the way, the rogue program will impersonate Windows Security Center and claim that your computer is not protected. Please ignore it too just like the false scan results and fake security alerts.
If you find that your computer is infected with XJR Antivirus, please follow the removal instructions below. And of course, don't purchase it. This is nothing more but a scam. However, if you have already bought it then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges as soon as possible.
How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware
Protect your privacy – employ a VPN
There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals.
No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool
If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.
If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.