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 SystemDefender, IE Defender, IE Defender, XPdefender, WinDefender2008, Malware Defender 2009, WinPC Defender, PC Privacy Defender, Smart Defender Pro, Ultimate Defender, Advanced XP Defender, Security Defender Pro 2015.
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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File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|7||%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Bla Bla.exe||4,141,960||cb9d64689c607953224011d89c08d839||6|
|8||%APPDATA%IZ Crypt Pre Alpha.exe||110,592||5a251700f95ca463af81440a06c11086||5|
More Details on XP Antivirus Pro 2013
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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.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your computer. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.