XP Anti-Virus 2011 Description
XP Anti-Virus 2011 is a rogue anti-virus product that alters its name slightly to suit each operating system, as well as adding a few more randomized touches to make it less recognizable. The XP Anti-Virus 2011 rogue scanner will detect clean files as infections, use error messages to block websites and hijack your browser, alter your registry arbitrarily and interfere with the running of programs such as legitimate anti-malware scanners. Consider this rogue scanner a high threat, since deleting XP Anti-Virus 2011 is mandatory if you want your computer to work like normally ever again!
XP Anti-Virus 2011′s Many Aliases
Since XP Anti-Virus 2011 changes its outer appearance and name a little with every installation, it can be harder to identify this rogue anti-virus product than most. Here are the known names XP-centric names XP Anti-Virus 2011 goes by: XP Anti-Virus Pro 2011, XP Anti-Spyware 2011, XP Home Security 2011, XP Total Security 2011, XP Security 2011, and XP Internet Security 2011.
All of these may or may not be randomized to have the ’2011′ year tag included at the end of their names, just to add one more layer to the deception! If you’re running a different operating system, you can also expect XP Anti-Virus 2011 to change its name to a more appropriate one, such as ‘Win 7 Anti-Virus 2011.’
The Many Errors Behind the Many Brand Names
Ultimately, XP Anti-Virus 2011′s name is of little import, since the underlying behavior remains exactly the same. You can find it as a randomly-named, three-character .exe file that runs automatically whenever you start another program due to registry alterations XP Anti-Virus 2011 slips in without your permission.
This registry-fiddling has other consequences as well, including being forced to endure XP Anti-Virus 2011 interfering with your browsing sessions in Firefox and Internet Explorer. XP Anti-Virus 2011 will shut down websites with the following inaccurate error message:
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
- Dangerous code found in this site’s pages which installed unwanted software into your system.
- Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
- Spyware infections in your system
- Complaints from other users about this site.
- Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.
Things you can do:
- Get a copy of XP Anti-Virus 2011 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)
- Run a spyware, virus and malware scan
- Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS)
XP Anti-Virus 2011 also uses old rogue product tactics in detecting clean files as infections both via faked scans and falsified error messages.
ALERT! System scan for spyware, adware, trojans and viruses is complete.
XP Anti-Virus 2011 detected 35 critical system objects.
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.
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
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.
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.
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or trojans may be working the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
This rogue anti-virus product will also shut down programs, such as anti-malware scanning software that could remove XP Anti-Virus 2011, with the following error:
XP Anti-Virus 2011 Firewall Alert
XP Anti-Virus 2011 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.
None of these errors will stop as long as this rogue infection is on your computer, so be ready to fight the good fight until you’ve deleted XP Anti-Virus 2011 for good. Using the key 1147-175591-6550 to register this malware may also help if removal is proving difficult!
XP Anti-Virus 2011 Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with XP Anti-Virus 2011? To safely & quickly detect XP Anti-Virus 2011, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect XP Anti-Virus 2011 What happens if XP Anti-Virus 2011 does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
Visual & GUI Characteristics
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %AppData%\ tby.exe 110
Posted: February 19, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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