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XP Total Security 2013

Posted: October 24, 2012

Threat Metric

Ranking: 801
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 1,817
First Seen: October 24, 2012
Last Seen: October 11, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

XP Total Security 2013 is a new member of FakeRean, a large collection of rogue anti-malware programs that pretend to detect malware and then request money to remove these nonexistent infections. XP Total Security 2013 and its close relatives also have been found to include extra functions that can harm your computer by disabling programs, deactivating security features or even block websites. Since XP Total Security 2013 doesn't have any real security features and, in actuality, is a very real danger to your computer's safety, SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends that you use anti-malware software and procedures to delete XP Total Security 2013 whenever XP Total Security 2013 rears its unsightly head. Infection vectors for XP Total Security 2013 can use both Trojan downloaders and drive-by-download exploits that should be guarded against with appropriate anti-malware security.

The Countless Holes in XP Total Security 2013's Idea of 'Total Security'

XP Total Security 2013 acts like an independent security program that detects various types of malicious software and related PC threats, but XP Total Security 2013's true nature is that of scamware that's incapable of fulfilling any of its ostensible functions. Even though XP Total Security 2013 can display pop-up alerts, Taskbar notifications and even fake system scans that appear to detect spyware, backdoor Trojans and other forms of malware, all of these features are incapable of detecting legitimate threats to your computer.

XP Total Security 2013 also damages your computer's security in the following ways, any one of which SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider a serious breach of your PC's safety to be resolved posthaste:

  • XP Total Security 2013 may alter your browser and proxy server settings as a means of hijacking your browser and redirecting it to fake error pages (as well as blocking security-related sites).
  • XP Total Security 2013 may disable the Windows Firewall, Windows Update, Windows Defender and other security programs that are crucial for the Windows OS.
  • XP Total Security 2013 also may block other programs or processes. Any efforts to access these programs can result in XP Total Security 2013 displaying additional erroneous warning messages (to convince you that these programs are infected or are being blocked for your safety).

How to Avoid XP Total Security 2013's Anti-Malware Marketing Scam

XP Total Security 2013 can be installed by hostile sites automatically (via Blacole and similar drive-by-download attacks) or installed by other types of malware such as Zlob, Stegvob, Bredolab or Cutwail. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers warn against trusting downloads from spammed links or from pop-ups that recommend installing a vague form of security software to disinfect your PC, as these are common social engineering strategies for XP Total Security 2013 and other types of fake anti-malware scanners.

Examples of similar FakeRean-based PC threats 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. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that XP Total Security 2013 is most likely to be installed on Windows XP systems, although nearly-identical variants of XP Total Security 2013 can be found on other operating systems.

While XP Total Security 2013 may disable your anti-malware software, booting Windows from a removable drive or using Safe Mode will let you deactivate XP Total Security 2013's most aggressive defenses. This will let you make any other changes that are necessary to launch anti-malware programs that can delete XP Total Security 2013.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to XP Total Security 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.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are: