XP Antivirus Pro 2010

XP Antivirus Pro 2010 Removal Guide

What is XP Antivirus Pro 2010?

XP Antivirus Pro 2010 (also can be met as XP Antivirus Pro) is a rogue anti-spyware application. It uses false scan results and fake security warnings in order to scare you into purchasing this bogus software. It states that your computer is infected with Trojans, adware or malware and that you should purchase XP Antivirus Pro 2010 to remove the infections that of course don't even exist. This parasite is advertised through the use of Trojans. It's also promoted on various malicious websites. Once active, this parasite will ostensibly scan your computer and list various fake infections or security threats. It will also flood your computer with very annoying pop-ups and security alerts. One of such fake security alerts states:

XP Antivirus Pro 2010 Firewall Alert!
XP Antivirus Pro 2010 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.

While running, XPAntivirusPro2010 loads fake system scanners. It displays exaggerated or false scan results with tons of worms, Trojans and other mawlare. As a solution for fixing everything and deleting all the infections, XP Antivirus Pro 2010 will ask you to pay for a “full” version of the program. However, wasting your money in such a way is not recommended! There's also another very annoying thing about this infection. It blocks legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus software. Actually it blocks all executable files, so very likely you won't be able to launch even a notepad. Last, but not least, XPAntivirusPro 2010 will hijack Internet Explorer. It will display bogus websites and redirect you to the pay page of the rogue program. The removal guide written below will show you how to disable its restrictions and how to remove the rogue program for your PC.

XP Antivirus Pro 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 Spyware Doctor or an automatic removal tool below. Update Spyware Doctor 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 Spyware Doctor.

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When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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