XPAntivirus

XPAntivirus Description

XP Antivirus (also known as XP Anti Virus 2008, XPAnti Virus and XP Antivirus 2008) is a fake spyware removal tool that is usually downloaded onto your computer by a Trojan (most likely the Zlob Trojan) or under other dubious circumstances. XP Antivirus is not a legitimate spyware removal tool. XP Antivirus has moved on to be cloned onto other rogue anti-spyware programs like Antivirus 2009, Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus 2008 and others.

Once downloaded, XP Antivirus begins to haunt the user by displaying false security alerts that read:

"WARNING!!! Quick System Scan Results

XP antivirus Online Scanner detected
dangerous spyware on your system!

Detected malicious programs can damage your computer and compromise your privacy. It is strongly recommended to remove them immediately."

XP Antivirus may also create nine (9) entries in your Windows Registry that convince you that your computer is infected with spyware, which is really XP Antivirus that is the spyware and not an outside source. These entries are simply created by XP Antivirus so when it runs its system scan those entries will be considered as threats. The purpose of these tactics is to get you to purchase the full version of XP Antivirus spyware removal application.

Even though XP Antivirus's program may seem legit with its uninstall option available on 'Add or Remove' Programs list, its files will still reappear after reboot, launch XP Antivirus and its "System scan" messages may continue to pop up on your task manager. In addition, XP Antivirus installs another application named "Windows Security Alert" that displays nonstop popups stating that Windows Security Alert has detected that your antivirus is not working. All these occurrences are scare tactics used by XP Antivirus to convince you that you need to purchase XP Antivirus' commercial version for US$49.95. It is strongly recommended to remove XP Antivirus from your system without any hesitation.

Aliases


a variant of Win32/InstallBrain.MRiskware.Win32.InstallBrain (A)Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.PasswordStealer.D [McAfee-GW-Edition]TROJ_GEN.R47H1LCArtemis!20C1BDF782B9 [McAfee]Trojan.Dropper.RQU.2Artemis!B986AFD43D79 [McAfee-GW-Edition]Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.FakeRecovery.dc [Kaspersky]Gen:Variant.Kazy.48467 [BitDefender]Win32:Cycbot-PM [Trj] [Avast]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.XGT [NOD32]Artemis!D76AE75104F7 [McAfee]Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.jjii [Kaspersky]Artemis!4144CF315515 [McAfee]Virus.Win32.Cryptor [Ikarus]
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:



%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Kaspersky Lab\SandboxShared\TurboTax2010 keygen~whymeth~.exe File name: TurboTax2010 keygen~whymeth~.exe
Size: 109.12 KB (109120 bytes)
MD5: 31af9dff2d260d0278c53c22e624e792
Detection count: 220
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Kaspersky Lab\SandboxShared\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 23, 2020
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\bkq.exe File name: bkq.exe
Size: 328.7 KB (328704 bytes)
MD5: 31ee2f7aa8d835a1190f48e1de73c0ee
Detection count: 73
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 22, 2011
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\bpw.exe File name: bpw.exe
Size: 330.24 KB (330240 bytes)
MD5: ccab5a0a759b838d0101b40e1f6448a4
Detection count: 70
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 23, 2011
xpapro0803_en.exe File name: xpapro0803_en.exe
Size: 530.43 KB (530432 bytes)
MD5: 999cc128decd88fd6da59bacd9d5bfb5
Detection count: 66
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 25, 2010
download[1].exe File name: download[1].exe
Size: 1.56 MB (1562845 bytes)
MD5: 7d27897466ff8cd77e950007f5cc83ab
Detection count: 56
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
xpa2008pro.exe File name: xpa2008pro.exe
Size: 538.62 KB (538624 bytes)
MD5: e3425c329bbbdb37112f21d593b628c1
Detection count: 55
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\yt45gRI378y8aW.exe File name: yt45gRI378y8aW.exe
Size: 369.66 KB (369664 bytes)
MD5: 98d49ec1b75c61a1ec496c6c03223882
Detection count: 55
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 22, 2011
XPAntivirusUpdate.exe File name: XPAntivirusUpdate.exe
Size: 2.25 MB (2257920 bytes)
MD5: ccba3b4482b021d3eb16aaeeea08a5c9
Detection count: 53
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
XPantivirus2008_B28[1].exe File name: XPantivirus2008_B28[1].exe
Size: 60.92 KB (60928 bytes)
MD5: 4cf3e496c667b9979a2d13aa63bc57e1
Detection count: 52
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
xpa1003_en.exe File name: xpa1003_en.exe
Size: 530.43 KB (530432 bytes)
MD5: c52d3fe06c2d7de6efb92091ec74cacd
Detection count: 41
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
%SystemDrive%skymonk_25583998_29.exe File name: skymonk_25583998_29.exe
Size: 3.73 MB (3735510 bytes)
MD5: e692a9014378ac46f150b9122698776c
Detection count: 37
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SystemDrive%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 7, 2020
%WINDIR%\Temp\_ex-68.exe File name: _ex-68.exe
Size: 880.64 KB (880640 bytes)
MD5: 7c2682b027076bc8b71e7075e3b3006d
Detection count: 35
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\Temp\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 22, 2011
%WINDIR%\system32\scm.exe File name: scm.exe
Size: 91.13 KB (91136 bytes)
MD5: b031888e7d11f1c8801e22a3051e9ac6
Detection count: 26
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\system32\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 22, 2011
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\lwp.exe File name: lwp.exe
Size: 333.31 KB (333312 bytes)
MD5: 69bdc2691c20de24ba3dc47ad7a2b70a
Detection count: 24
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 23, 2011
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\gtn.exe File name: gtn.exe
Size: 331.26 KB (331264 bytes)
MD5: 3bb013159f06d062929d21ec67081358
Detection count: 22
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 23, 2011
xpa1503_en.exe File name: xpa1503_en.exe
Size: 530.43 KB (530432 bytes)
MD5: 7af20a36992404642c3f83b587a1a021
Detection count: 16
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\ibl.exe File name: ibl.exe
Size: 324.6 KB (324608 bytes)
MD5: 4144cf31551573ec3362795bfe9e76ee
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 23, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\WVCnRfsPUym.exe File name: WVCnRfsPUym.exe
Size: 460.8 KB (460800 bytes)
MD5: b986afd43d79418c3fa0ea868b32bfaf
Detection count: 12
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 27, 2011
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\tbp.exe File name: tbp.exe
Size: 322.04 KB (322048 bytes)
MD5: babdfd39e95d55c0ba123004003bd875
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 23, 2011
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\bfj.exe File name: bfj.exe
Size: 348.16 KB (348160 bytes)
MD5: 1c774e9bdac490ab88a620cd572509ed
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 3, 2011
%PROGRAMFILES%\LP\A697\167.exe File name: 167.exe
Size: 292.35 KB (292352 bytes)
MD5: 373f196aa469abc7c95243e57ff1685b
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\LP\A697\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 23, 2011
xpa2008.exe File name: xpa2008.exe
Size: 546.33 KB (546336 bytes)
MD5: 26d9fffcb40874be520d0140e25bbf41
Detection count: 4
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathUninstall XP Antivirus 2008.lnkXP Antivirus 2008.lnkxpscanner.exeDirectory%ProgramFiles%\XP Antivirus%ProgramFiles%\XPAntivirus

Additional Information

The following cookies were detected:
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Posted: October 12, 2007
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Threat Level: 7/10
Infected PCs 899

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