Windows XP Internet Security 2012

Windows XP Internet Security 2012 Description

Type: Possibly Unwanted Program

Do not be fooled by Windows XP Internet Security 2012's name; this application is not a legitimate security application. No part of Windows XP Internet Security 2012's name is true; Windows XP Internet Security 2012 will not protect your computer system when you are online, Windows XP Internet Security 2012 is not designed for Windows XP and the '2012' in its name is simply there to lend Windows XP Internet Security 2012 an air of authenticity. Criminals release new versions of this rogue security program in order to thwart PC security researchers and make removal and detection of these fake security programs more difficult. In fact, rogue security programs like Windows XP Internet Security 2012 are among some of the most common online scams. Preying on computer users with little or no experience, criminals design these programs in order to sell fake security products. Even if you are experienced when it comes to computer security, the presence of Windows XP Internet Security 2012 on your computer constitutes a legitimate threat – especially because Windows XP Internet Security 2012 tends to attack in a bundle with other malware infections. Immediate removal of Windows XP Internet Security 2012 is recommended in order to avoid a costly and lengthy recovery process from additional malware entering your computer system.

Windows XP Internet Security 2012 belongs to a huge malware family, the FakeRean family. Among its clones are Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, PC Clean Pro, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Clear Problems, XP Security 2012, Antivirus PRO 2015.

Understanding the Windows XP Internet Security 2012 Scam

Most rogue anti-virus or anti-spyware scams are the same; they will basically cause problems on the victim's computer system and then attempt to charge for a useless 'full version' of the rogue security program. Windows XP Internet Security 2012 is no exception. A computer system infected with Windows XP Internet Security 2012 will often crash frequently and bombard the victim with a constant stream of fake error messages and bogus security notifications. An inexperienced computer user may panic from these constant alerts, leading the victim to believe the claims of Windows XP Internet Security 2012 and give away their credit card details to the criminals behind Windows XP Internet Security 2012. If you have already fallen for the Windows XP Internet Security 2012 scam, it still possible to contact your credit card company to report the charges as fraudulent and recover your money.

Technical Information

File System Details

Windows XP Internet Security 2012 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %AppData%\Local\[RANDOM].exe N/A
2 [3 RANDOM SYMBOLS].exe N/A
3 %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[RANDOM] N/A
4 %AppData%\Local\[RANDOM] N/A
5 %AllUsersProfile%\[RANDOM] N/A
6 %Temp%\[RANDOM] N/A

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