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XP Internet Security 2012. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as XPInternetSecurity2012 | Type: Rogue Antispyware

XP Internet Security 2012 is a rogue security program that is promoted through the use of Trojans. Once installed, trojans will impersonate an Automatic Windows Updates window and download the bogus program onto your computer. When this fake program is running, it will simulate a system scan and display a list of false system security threats. Moreover, XP Internet Security 2012 will flood your computer with fake security warnings and impersonate Windows Security Center to make this scam look more realistic.

Privacy threat!
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.

Stealth intrusion!
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.

XP Internet Security 2012 Alert
Security Hole Detected!
A program is trying to exploit Windows security holes! Passwords and sensitive data may be stolen. Do you want to block this attack?

This virus will also hijack your web browser and block antivirus and anti-spyware programs. Finally the rogue program will ask you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the non-existing infections. Don't purchase it and remove XP Internet Security 2012 virus from your computer as soon as possible.

The bad news is that XP Internet Security 2012 (another name of virus) protects itself quite effectively. It blocks legitimate security software and hijack web browsers. In some cases it blocks all programs, not only anti-virus or anti-spyware software. What is more, it will detect many of well known and reputable websites as harmful and display fake security alert stating that you may infect your PC if you open a particular website. And of course, it disables certain Windows functions such as Task Manager, Regedit and etc. It's possible to remove it manually, but you have to re-enable those Windows functions at first. You may also download an automatic removal tool, but again have to fix some registry entries and terminate the main process of XP Internet Security 2012 which is kdn.exe to be able to run the removal tool.

To disable this scamware, also try using its registration codes. Enter one of these: 1147-175591-6550, 2233-298080-3424 or 9443-077673-5028. Additionally, download and update a reputable anti-spyware program and run a full system scan.

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XP Internet Security 2012 manual removal:

Kill processes:
kdn.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerBrowserEmulation "TLDUpdates" = '1'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = '1'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = '1'

Delete files:
%AllUsersProfile%Application Datau3f7pnvfncsjk2e86abfbj5h

%LocalAppData%kdn.exe

%LocalAppData%u3f7pnvfncsjk2e86abfbj5h

%Temp%u3f7pnvfncsjk2e86abfbj5h

%UserProfile%Templatesu3f7pnvfncsjk2e86abfbj5h

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