XP Defender Plus 2013
Posted: February 20, 2013
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|February 21, 2013
XP Defender Plus 2013 is a fake anti-malware scanner that's incapable of finding legitimate infections, instead preferring to display inaccurate system warnings and system-scanning results. These attacks are used to redirect XP Defender Plus 2013's victims to a software registration form wherein money is funneled to XP Defender Plus 2013's criminal development team. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts can't see any reason to buy XP Defender Plus 2013, which is an apparent clone of similar scamware applications that have been attacking most versions of Windows. As a fraudulent and security-hampering program, XP Defender Plus 2013 should be removed as quickly as you can do it, but using a real anti-malware application if such is available.
The Danger of Entrusting XP Defender Plus 2013 with Your PC's Safety
XP Defender Plus 2013, which may be distributed by related Trojans (such as Bredolab, Cutwail or Insebro), or be distributed via website-based exploit kits, is a variant of other rogue anti-malware scanners based on the WinPC Defender family. This family, which consists of several major branches, is known for renaming its variants to make them look like they're new brands or are specific to particular versions of Windows. Some of the samples of XP Defender Plus 2013's cousins that SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted include, but aren't restricted to Ultimate Defender, SystemDefender, IE Defender, Advanced XP Defender, XP Defender, WinDefender2008, PCTotalDefender, PC Defender 2008, Personal Defender 2009, WinDefender 2009, Perfect Defender 2009, Total Defender, Malware Defender 2009, WinPC Defender, PC Privacy Defender, Smart Defender Pro, Rogue.UltimateDefender, FraudTool.LastDefender.b and Security Defender Pro 2015.
Despite its pretending to be an anti-malware scanner, XP Defender Plus 2013 can't detect malware and is noteworthy for the following symptoms, all of which are harmful to your computer:
- Starting automatically and displaying faked system scans without your permission. These scans are designed to generate inaccurate results that contain large lists of PC threats – even if XP Defender Plus 2013 is the only type of malware that's on your computer at the time.
- Browser hijacks that block other sites under the pretense of protecting your PC from hostile web content.
- Even more dangerously than the two attacks listed above, XP Defender Plus 2013 may monitor your usage of other programs and terminate other programs automatically. Typically, this also is disguised by XP Defender Plus 2013 displaying a pop-up alert and claiming that the blocked program is infected or compromised in some other way.
Why a Good Offense is Your Best Defense Against XP Defender Plus 2013
Although XP Defender Plus 2013 will encourage you to spend your money on its registration to stop the problem that XP Defender Plus 2013 causes, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers don't recommend buying XP Defender Plus 2013, which will continue to harm your PC even after XP Defender Plus 2013 is registered. To regain normal usage of your browser and all other programs, you should disable XP Defender Plus 2013 through any necessary means. Typically, booting Windows through Safe Mode will be enough to prevent XP Defender Plus 2013 from being launched.
Because XP Defender Plus 2013 is a security risk and often is installed with other PC threats, you never should try to remove XP Defender Plus 2013 without any assistance unless you consider yourself a veteran PC security professional. For their part, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you remove XP Defender Plus 2013 with an actual representative of the anti-malware software that XP Defender Plus 2013 pretends to be.