XP Antispyware 2013

XP Antispyware 2013 Description

ScreenshotXP Antispyware 2013 is a fake anti-spyware application that is created by cybercriminals to intimidate victims into believing their computers have been infected with numerous security infections. XP Antispyware 2013 attempts to convince PC users to buy the imaginary full version of scareware. The main problem with XP Antispyware 2013 is that its full edition will not protect the computer from real malware threats. Although the name and interface of XP Antispyware 2013 may sound and look trustworthy, XP Antispyware 2013 will not secure the PC and fix computer problems. XP Antispyware 2013 could be bundled with a Trojan that is downloaded from malicious websites. Trojans take advantage of security holes and other system vulnerabilities to enter the targeted computer. XP Antispyware 2013 attempts to persuade victims to purchase scamware and gain credit card details to steal money. After installation, XP Antispyware 2013 will launch fictitious system scans and display pop-up warning messages. XP Antispyware 2013 will create false PC scan results to frighten you into thinking your computer is corrupted by malware. To delete XP Antispyware 2013 and the Trojan associated with it, ESG's malware research team advises you to use a legitimate malware removal tool that deals with rogue anti-spyware programs.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

If you still can't install SpyHunter? View other possible causes of installation issues.

XP Antispyware 2013 Technical Report


As new XP Antispyware 2013 details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.

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Technical Information

File System Details

XP Antispyware 2013 creates the following file(s):
# File Name
1 %LocalAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
2 %LocalAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
3 %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
4 %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
5 %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

Registry Details

XP Antispyware 2013 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "IsolatedCommand"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ "(Default)" = 'Application'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = ''
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe""

More Details on XP Antispyware 2013

The following messages associated with XP Antispyware 2013 were found:
Security Breach!
Beware! Spyware infection was found. Your system security is at risk. Private information may get stolen, and your PC activity may get monitored. Click for and anti-spyware scan.
Severe system damage!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
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.
System danger!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
System hacked!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!
System hijack!
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
Threat detected!
Security alert! Your computer was found to be infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen! Private data may get stolen and system may be severe. Recover your PC from the infection right now, perform a security scan.
Virus infection!
System security was found to be compromised. Your computer is now infected. Attention, irreversible system changes may occur. Private data may get stolen. Click here now for an instant anti-virus scan.

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