XP Antispyware Pro 2013 is a malicious application that belongs to the category of rogues. In reality, it should be called as ‘rogue antispyware’ because it belongs to the same group of viruses as Win 7 Antispyware Pro 2013, Vista Antivirus Pro 2013 and other threats we have already announced. All these programs seek to make users think that they have numerous viruses on their computers. For that, XP Antispyware Pro 2013 and other its versions display continuous alerts and system scanners that report about various malware threats detected. Such rogues warn their victims about Trojan horses, adware and similar programs that sound like viruses. Additionally, XP Antispyware Pro 2013 offers to purchase its license and fix the problems. However, though it looks trustworthy, it has no capability to find and remove viruses because it has an empty virus database (if you check this program on other computer, it will report about the same threats). As you can see, you should never believe XP Antispyware Pro 2013 and leave this program on your machine.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH XP Antispyware Pro 2013?
XP Antispyware Pro 2013 is distributed via spam emails, freeware, shareware or misleading links that offer you to update video/audio codecs in order to watch the video online. As soon as it is downloaded, this program starts booting up every time you start browsing the web and reports about viruses that have nothing to do with user’s system. Here are some examples of XP Antispyware Pro 2013 alerts:
Security alert! Your computer was found to be infected with privacy-threathening software. Private data may get stolen and system damage may be severe. Recover your PC from the infection right now, perform a security scan.
Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Click here for a free security scan and spyware deletion.
Beware! Spyware infection was found. Your system security is at risk. Private information may get stolen, and your PC activity may get monitored. Click for an anti-spyware scan.
XP Antispyware Pro 2013 Firewall Alert
XP Antispyware Pro 2013 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords
Besides, XP Antispyware Pro 2013 can easily initiate browser’s redirections on victim’s computer and block legitimate antivirus software so that you couldn’t remove it from your PC. If you have also been infected by this rogue, remove it without any delay!
HOW CAN I REMOVE XP Antispyware Pro 2013?
To remove XP Antispyware Pro 2013 from your computer, you should use automated anti-malware programs. We don’t recommend manual removal because this rogue uses randomly named files, so it’s really hard to find and remove the right files that are truly malicious. We recommend choosing SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, ReimageIntego that will remove all threats from your computer
If you can’t launch it, reboot your computer to Safe Mode with networking (reboot PC and, while it’s booting up, click F8 for few times to get ability to choose this mode) and try again.
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.