XP Defender 2013 is a new threat spreading on the Internet that was noticed in the end of September, 2012. This program has nothing to do with system's protection and should be eliminated once it starts displaying its fake alerts. It clearly belongs to the family called Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax, which seeks to mislead people into thinking that they are infected with different kinds of viruses or have other PC security issues. After reporting about threats detected, these scams offer to use their services and purchase 'licensed' version for virus removal. Trying to make its victims do that, XP Defender 2012 also displays exaggerated pop-up alerts and triggers deceptive PC scanners that have already misguided some of the PC users into purchasing its license. Be aware that XP Defender 2013 only pretends to have ability to protect computers from viruses and security problems. In reality, it is useless application that seeks to rip people off.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH XP Defender 2013?
XP Defender 2013 uses trojan horse for getting inside the system undetected. It gets into the system when victim accidentally clicks the infected link or downloads the file from a hacked website. Note that trojans can easily come together with freeware, shareware, fake software updates or codecs. However, no matter where you got your trojan, XP Defender 2013 starts its malicious activity once you reboot your computer. It begins running regularly and displays its fake alerts and system scanners stating that user has lots of computer infections and issues on his computer. One of its alerts looks like that:
XP Defender 2013 Alert
Internet Connection alert!
Suspicious network activity detected!
Malware infection is possible!
Also, XP Defender 2013 tends to cause browser redirections and annoying system slow downs that can't be simply ignored. It pretends to be from the Action center and starts its alerts with these words: 'Action Center! Review recent messages and resolve problems'. However, no matter it looks trustworthy, you must remove XP Defender 2013 as soon as you find infection on your computer.
HOW CAN I REMOVE XP Defender 2013?
We recommend using automated anti-malware programs when trying to remove XP Defender 2013 from your computer. Note that you may find yourself disabled from running legitimate applications, so you should kill XP Defender 2013 malicious processes first of all. Just press ctrl+shift+esc and open Task Manager. Look for three letter randomly-named processes, stop them and run a full system scan with reputable anti-malware applications. We recommend choosing from Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus and Reimage.
UPDATE: If you are disabled by XP Defender 2013 and can't download anything, use this serial code to make your virus think that you have purchased the license: 3425-814615-3990. As soon as you enter it, run a full system scan with Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Reimage because code doesn't help to eliminate dangerous files from the system.
XP Defender 2013 manual removal:
%AppData%[random 3 letters].exe
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