XP Security Plus 2013
Posted: December 20, 2012
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.
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XP Security Plus 2013 is a fake anti-malware program that doesn't have any ability to detect or delete any type of PC threat, but makes up for this by displaying fake security information. Trying to remove the fake infections that XP Security Plus 2013 claims are on your PC will result in XP Security Plus 2013 presenting a registry key purchase form – which SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you decline as a waste of your money. Because XP Security Plus 2013 belongs to a family of rogue anti-malware scanners named FakeRean, and, like any member of FakeRean, also can be used for such problematic attacks as blocking other programs or redirecting your browser, you should consider XP Security Plus 2013 a security risk, rather than a security assistant, and remove XP Security Plus 2013 with a real anti-malware program as quickly as possible.
XP Security Plus 2013: Not Exactly the 'Plus' that Your PC's Security Needs
XP Security Plus 2013 promotes itself as a reputable and individual anti-malware product with a range of related security features (such as firewall monitoring functions), but XP Security Plus 2013's actual origins lie in the depths of the FakeRean family of scamware. This family is well-known for its members, which often are cloned from each other with minimal variations in code besides, of course, their brand names. Similar types of fake security programs that also have sprung up from XP Security Plus 2013's family include Antivirus 2008 Pro, Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus XP 2008, PC Clean Pro, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, Rogue.Vista Antivirus 2008, XP Home Security 2012, XP Security 2012 and AntiVirus PRO 2015.
XP Security Plus 2013's defining 'feature' is its ability to display fake security-related information regarding the presence of malicious software, attempted identity theft, unwarranted changes to your system files and similar attacks. Besides system scans that always will detect wide ranges of nonexistent infections, XP Security Plus 2013 also will display various formats of pop-up warnings, which SpywareRemove.com malware experts note even can imitate the format of Windows notifications. Since XP Security Plus 2013 can't detect real PC threats and doesn't have any type of threat removal capabilities, XP Security Plus 2013 should never be bought, nor should XP Security Plus 2013's security information ever be taken at face value.
Taking Your PC Out of XP Security Plus 2013's Scamware Equation
FakeRean-based rogue anti-malware products like XP Security Plus 2013 often are installed by malicious websites and advertisements that use drive-by-download exploits. Keeping your web browser's security settings at strict levels and having anti-malware software with web-browsing protection features can be helpful for blocking attacks that might install XP Security Plus 2013 (or other PC threats). In particular, software updates from suspicious sources, especially those that advertise generic security software, should be considered prominent infection vectors for XP Security Plus 2013.
If your computer has already been infected by XP Security Plus 2013, it is advised to use pertinent anti-malware programs to find and remove XP Security Plus 2013 safely. XP Security Plus 2013 may block other programs or even websites that are loaded in your web browser, a behavior that's particularly common to this year's FakeRean variants, and you may need to disable XP Security Plus 2013 before you can use appropriate software to remove XP Security Plus 2013. In most cases, booting Windows through Safe Mode is the only step that's required to disable malware like XP Security Plus 2013. However, other security solutions also can be taken if they're necessary.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to XP Security Plus 2013 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.
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.