XP Total Security 2013 Description
There have been recent attacks involving a new batch of fake anti-malware programs in the FakeRean and Braviax families of rogue security software. These ‘new’ fake security applications append the number ‘2013′ to the end of each fake security program’s name to make it seem as if they are new versions of previous security software. In reality, there is nothing that sets apart XP Total Security 2013 and its many variants from malware such as XP Total Security 2011 or XP Total Security 2012. This fake security application carries out the same basic scam that has been observed in its predecessors and, like them, XP Total Security 2013 changes its name in order to match the victim’s computer’s operating system.
Malware in XP Total Security 2013’s family of rogue security software is characterized because of their ability to change according to the victim’s operating system. These fake security programs are typically installed with a Trojan dropper that invades the victim’s computer using a social engineering approach. This Trojan first detects the operating system being used on the infected computer. Then, it installs a version of the rogue security application that matches the victim’s computer. That means that there are actually three variants of XP Total Security 2013, the other two named Vista Total Security 2013 and Win 7 Total Security 2013. While XP Total Security 2013 is installed on computers with the Windows XP operating system, the other two are installed in computers with the Vista and Windows 7 operating systems respectively.
It is crucial to observe that, despite its outward appearance, XP Total Security 2013 has no anti-malware capabilities. In other words, XP Total Security 2013 will not protect your computer from malware because XP Total Security 2013 is itself a kind of malware infection. Fake security programs like XP Total Security 2013 are designed to trick computer users into thinking that their computer is severely infected with malware. This is done in order to convince the victim to upgrade to a ‘full version’ of XP Total Security 2013 to remove these imaginary threats. However, the ‘full version’ of XP Total Security 2013 has no anti-malware capabilities, meaning that the victim will have wasted their money and allowed the criminals behind XP Total Security 2013 to gain access to the victim’s credit card information.
Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
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XP Total Security 2013 Technical Report
As new XP Total Security 2013 details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.
Fake message for XP Total Security 2013:
The following fake error message(s) appears for XP Total Security 2013:
Sensitive areas of your system were found to be under attack. Spy software attack or virus infection possible. Prevent further damage or your private data will get stolen. Run an anti-spyware scan now. Click here to start.
XP Total Security 2013 Alert
Security Hole Detected! A program is trying to exploit Windows security holes! Passwords and sensitive data may be stolen. Do you want to block this attack?
XP Total Security 2013 Firewall Alert
XP Total Security 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.
XP Total Security 2013 Alert System Integrity Check Warning!
Sensitive data may be sent over your internet connection right now! Threat: Trojan-PSW.Win32.Antigen.A
XP Total Security 2013 Removal Details
XP Total Security 2013 has typically the following processes in memory:
- %AppData%\[RANDOM 3 LETTERS].exe
- %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
XP Total Security 2013 creates the following files in the system:
- %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Total Security 2013\Uninstall XP Total Security 2013.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Total Security 2013\XP Total Security 2013.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Desktop\XP Total Security 2013.lnk
XP Total Security 2013 creates the following registry entries:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “”