XP Internet Security Pro 2013

XP Internet Security Pro 2013 Description

XP Internet Security Pro 2013 is a rogue anti-malware scanner that uses inaccurate information about infections on your PC to encourage you to buy its (completely worthless) registered software. Although XP Internet Security Pro 2013 claims to be able to scan your PC, block malicious activities and conduct other actions that are expected of anti-malware products, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have identified XP Internet Security Pro 2013 as another member of FakeRean, a family of scamware programs that don’t have even a single positive security feature to their names. XP Internet Security Pro 2013 also may use other functions that cause definitive harm to your PC’s security features and overall accessibility, and it’s recommended that you use real anti-malware programs to remove XP Internet Security Pro 2013 as quickly as possible after an infection.

XP Internet Security Pro 2013: a Professional at Faking It

XP Internet Security Pro 2013 is categorized in the Multirogue 2013 sub-branch of FakeRean, a widespread family of fake anti-malware, anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. By default, XP Internet Security Pro 2013 alters the Registry to allow itself to start with Windows, and afterward will display automated system scans and misleading pop-up alerts that produce malware detections. The majority of such fake detections will be oriented toward high-level threats like rootkits, backdoor Trojans and spyware – SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that this just is XP Internet Security Pro 2013’s way of making its services seem ‘needed.’

Even though XP Internet Security Pro 2013 isn’t capable of detecting any type of malicious computer activity, XP Internet Security Pro 2013 will continue to act as though your PC is under attack by numerous sources.

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This marketing pitch for its own fraudulent security features should be disregarded wholesale; attempts to delete programs that XP Internet Security Pro 2013 claims are infected inevitably will result in safe applications being removed without any legitimate justification.

SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also note that XP Internet Security Pro 2013 can be identified on site as a FakeRean-based rogue anti-malware product, similar to other close relatives from that family. Examples of identical, but differently-branded scamware programs include Win 7 Internet Security 2013, Internet Security Protection, Internet Antivirus 2011, Internet Security Pro, Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013, Zorton XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 Antivirus 2014, Win 7 Antispyware 2013, Win 7 Security 2012, GuardBytes Plus, XP Internet Security 2012, Win 7 Antivirus 2013, Vista Security Plus 2013, AntivirusXP 2008, Win 7 Home Security Pro 2013, Win 8 Home Security 2013, XP Home Security 2012, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, Spyware Protection 2010, Security Cleaner Pro, Vista Antivirus 2013, XP\Win7\Win8 Antivirus 2014, Windows Vista Internet Security 2012, Win 7/XP/Vista Protection 2013, Great Antispy 2012, PCclean Pro, Internet Security 2014, AVbytes XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Antivirus 2015, Win 7/Win 8/XP/Vista Antivirus Pro 2013, Antivirus PRO 2015, Antivirus2008Pro, XP Security 2013, Vista Internet Security 2013, Win 7 Security 2013, Internet Security Plus, Vista Antispyware 2014, Win 8 Antivirus 2013, AVLab Internet Security 2015, Vista Antivirus 2012, Win 7 Total Security 2013, Vista Antivirus Plus 2013, Vista Home Security 2013, MySafePC 2014 , Win 8 Protection 2013, Vista Total Security 2013, XP Security Cleaner Pro, Windows 7 Antispyware 2012, Windows Essentials Pro 2013, Antispyware Pro 2012 and AVC Plus. In most cases, XP Internet Security Pro 2013 only will appear on an XP Windows OS (due to efforts at the infection vector to identify the victim’s operating system and install an appropriate version of FakeRean scamware).

Ditching XP Internet Security Pro 2013’s Poor Substitute for Real PC Security

While XP Internet Security Pro 2013’s most identifying features are its fake security functions, SpywareRemove.com malware research team also has found evidence of XP Internet Security Pro 2013 being capable of launching other attacks against your computer. If allowed to persist indefinitely, XP Internet Security Pro 2013’s functions can induce significant security issues that result in the possibility of other damage to your PC through the following means:
  • XP Internet Security Pro 2013 may use several methods (such as monitoring your memory processes or altering Registry entries) to block other programs, particularly basic Windows maintenance and security tools.
  • XP Internet Security Pro 2013 may block your browser from loading various websites, and, instead, redirect your browser to fake error pages.
  • XP Internet Security Pro 2013 may modify your system settings to disable a number of security features, such as the UAC or Windows Firewall.

In spite of these issues, XP Internet Security Pro 2013 can be removed with any competent brand of anti-malware software without your needing to pay for its valueless registration. If XP Internet Security Pro 2013 prevents you from using the anti-malware software of your choice, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts recommend that you reboot Windows into Safe Mode to disable XP Internet Security Pro 2013.

XP Internet Security Pro 2013 Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with XP Internet Security Pro 2013? To safely & quickly detect XP Internet Security Pro 2013 we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Technical Details

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
    1 %CommonApplData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_2]
    2 %LocalAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_2]
    3 %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERSd_2]
    4 %UserProfile%\Templates\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_2]

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exeHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\ [RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\Content Type application/x-msdownloadHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIconHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon\ %1HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shellHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\openHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\commandHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command\ “[RANDOM CHARACTERS_1].exe” -a “%1? %*HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command\IsolatedCommand “%1? %*HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runasHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\commandHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command\ “%1? %*HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command\IsolatedCommand “%1? %*HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\ ApplicationHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\Content Type application/x-msdownloadHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\DefaultIconHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\DefaultIcon\ %1HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shellHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shell\openHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shell\open\commandHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shell\open\command\ “[RANDOM CHARACTERS_1].exe” -a “%1? %*HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shell\open\command\IsolatedCommand “%1? %*HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shell\runasHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shell\runas\commandHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shell\runas\command\ “%1? %*HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0]\shell\runas\command\IsolatedCommand “%1? %*
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 284
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