XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Description
There has been a large number of reports of widespread infections involving updated variants of the WinPC Defender or Braviax family of malware. XP Antivirus Pro 2013 is one of the many names that are being used by these fake security programs to scam unsuspecting computer users. As is common with these kinds of fake security programs, there are numerous clones of XP Antivirus Pro 2013. All of these fake security programs use a similar pattern for determining each fake security application's name. The first word is usually the targeted operating system (in this case it is XP since the targeted operating system is Windows XP). It is followed by a generic term that makes it seem as if the program is a security application such as antimalware, home security, antivirus, internet security, etc. Finally, these programs will have the current year tacked on to the end of the rogue security application's name.
The newest variants in this family of malware, including XP Antivirus Pro 2013, use the year '2013.' However, apart from its denomination, there is no dissimilarity between XP Antivirus Pro 2013 and previous versions such as XP Smart Defender Pro, Ultimate Defender, ProtectDefender, Win 7 Defender Plus 2013, XP Defender Plus 2013, WinPC Defender, Internet Defender, Computer Defender 2009, Antivirus Defender 2015, Proof Defender 2009, Desktop Defender 2010, Win 7 Smart Defender Pro, Malware Defender 2009, Rogue.Smart Defender PRO, Vista Defender, ByteDefender, Win 8 Defender 2013, Vista Smart Defender Pro, Spyware Defender, Strong Malware Defender, Security Defender, PC Defender, SaveDefender, Malware Defender 2015, Total PC Defender, GreatDefender, Windows Attacks Defender, Albinos Defender, WinDefender 2008, AdvancedXPDefender, PCPrivacy Defender, SystemDefender, Windows 7 Defender 2013, Advanced Defender, IE Defender, SysDefenders, Win 7 Defender, XP Defender 2013, Windows Premium Defender, Windows PC Defender, Vista Defender Plus 2013, Windows Enterprise Defender, Total PC Defender 2010, Windows Active Defender, Defender Pro 2015, APcDefender, Alfa Defender Pro, XPdefender, PC Defender Plus.
XP Antivirus Pro 2013 and its clones attack particular Windows versions. Although the Trojan that installs XP Antivirus Pro 2013 attacks a variety of computers, each fake security program's name varies depending on the infected computer's operating system. XP Antivirus Pro 2013 is only installed on computers running Windows XP. If the targeted computer is using another version of Windows, such as Windows 7, Windows 8 or Vista, then a program named Win 7 Antivirus Pro 2013, Win 8 Antivirus Pro 2013 or Vista Antivirus Pro 2013 would be installed instead.
XP Antivirus Pro 2013 is designed to make its victims be convinced that their machine is infested with malware. This fake security program harasses its victims with numerous fake error messages and system alerts. When the victim attempts to fix these supposed problems with XP Antivirus Pro 2013, this fake security program displays error messages urging the victim to pay for a fake upgrade for XP Antivirus Pro 2013. Since XP Antivirus Pro 2013 isn't capable of detecting or removing malware and is part of a malware attack itself, ESG security researchers recommend its complete removal using a strong anti-malware program that is fully up to date.
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- 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.
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File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|4||%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\3FCCG2QO\musicoasis.exe||1,654,464||f4db764594373a863be4be7447cca7ec||184|
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|XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Firewall Alert|
XP Antivirus Pro 2013 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.