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XP Antispyware 2011

Posted: November 11, 2010

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 77
First Seen: November 12, 2010
Last Seen: July 13, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotRather than being a legitimate anti-spyware program, XP Antispyware 2011 is a rogue anti-spyware infection that makes an external imitation of positive functions while secretly attacking your PC's security. To allow XP Antispyware 2011 to coexist on your hard drive will result in browser hijacks, a nearly constant stream of fake error messages, blocked programs and system settings altered for the worse without your consent. Unless you completely delete XP Antispyware 2011 and any related infections, your PC will retain a high level of dysfunction and may even incur long-lasting or permanent damage.

Looking Underneath XP Antispyware 2011's Name to See a Familiar Threat

You can find XP Antispyware 2011 circulating through the Internet by many different names: XP Security 2011, Win 7 Total Security, Vista AntiVirus and XP Antispyware are all just a few of XP Antispyware 2011's potential names. This rogue anti-spyware program switches names whenever XP Antispyware 2011 scrambles onto a new PC by matching the first portion of XP Antispyware 2011's name with the operating system and scrambling the rest.

Not only is XP Antispyware 2011 not anti-spyware, XP Antispyware 2011 can't even detect any malware at all let alone remove them from your computer! However, XP Antispyware 2011 does make a habit of deceiving the user with fake errors that look similar to warnings from real anti-malware features.

Here are some of the possibilities XP Antispyware 2011 may show you, keeping in mind that they will occur regardless of your PC's health or lack thereof:

“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 Antispyware 2011 reports that it is turned off. Antivirus software helps protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click Recommendations for suggested actions you can take.

“Windows Security Center
XP Antispyware 2011 reports that it is currently turned off. A firewall helps to protect your computer from potentially harmful content on the Internet. Click Recommendations to learn how to fix this problem.”

“XP Antispyware 2011 Firewall Alert!
XP Antispyware 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.”

XP Antispyware 2011 is More Than Just a Fake Infection Announcer

Other difficulties besides fake errors will come from XP Antispyware 2011. Your web browser can be blocked from websites with fake unsafe website errors or even redirected to malicious websites. Your Windows utilities like Task Manager and anti-malware programs may stop functioning. Various settings will even be altered to let XP Antispyware 2011 run automatically and reduce your computer's overall security. In many cases, these attacks will be used alongside errors that fake infections or program corruption - don't believe it unless you've verified that XP Antispyware 2011 isn't active!

Uninstalling XP Antispyware 2011 will require more than just the usual methods, since this threat will do everything in XP Antispyware 2011's power to stay on your system. The use of Safe Mode will let you reboot without launching XP Antispyware 2011, which can be detected in memory as a random three letter executable.

After XP Antispyware 2011's been shut down, you can remove XP Antispyware 2011 by utilizing your preferred anti-malware scanner. Since XP Antispyware 2011 alters your Registry and makes other difficult to remove changes, you should feel no shame in using a scanner that can revert all the damage with minimal side results.


Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to XP Antispyware 2011 may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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:

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\downloads\AntiSpy2011Setup.exe File name: AntiSpy2011Setup.exe
Size: 383.48 KB (383488 bytes)
MD5: a09ee8a17a033804ec2571073922895f
Detection count: 63
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\downloads\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 21, 2011
%APPDATA%\pw.exe File name: pw.exe
Size: 167.42 KB (167424 bytes)
MD5: 6324A87EB7540DDD7152AC58F1FF8B50
Detection count: 10
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 13, 2010
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\vz.exe File name: vz.exe
Size: 316.92 KB (316928 bytes)
MD5: 05b1c695acef9fdbe4e2dd73e0f26d67
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: July 13, 2021

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  • deafjohn says:

    been try all in safe mode as seem not gone or remove from my pc.
    been scan as found blank and clean ?
    as been try in nornal windows but the spyware block me from open files , scan etc

  • Georg Theron says:

    I buy XP Anti Spyware a week a go my comp have still infected so i format the hole comp and load all programs over now i want to put XP spyware back how will we do that thanks

  • peter duthie says:

    i want to uninstall this antivirus antispyware programme from my computer thank you

  • Brian M says:

    The information you gave out isnt helping.
    Please email me....