XP Internet Security 2013

XP Internet Security 2013 Description

Type: Adware

XP Internet Security 2013 is one of the many bogus security programs that belong to the FakeRean or or Braviax family of rogue security programs. ESG security researchers have received reports of a new wave of attacks involving these fake security applications. Apparently, criminals have started to release the '2013' versions of these fake security programs. Since late September of 2012, ESG security analysts have observed new versions of these fake security programs that include the string '2013' appended to the end of each fake security application's name. It's important to note that there is nothing different between 'new' versions of these fake security programs (such as XP Internet Security 2013) and previous versions of these rogue security applications.

What Sets XP Internet Security 2013 Apart from Other Rogue Security Program Families

One of the defining features of malware in XP Internet Security 2013's family of rogue security programs is the way XP Internet Security 2013 adapts to its victim's computer. The Trojan that installs XP Internet Security 2013 will install a different version of this rogue security program depending on the victim's operating system. While XP Internet Security 2013 is installed on computers running on Windows XP, different versions of this rogue security program are installed in computers with different operating systems. For example, on computers running the Windows 7 operating system, Win 7 Internet Security 2013 would be installed, rather than XP Internet Security 2013. The same applies to the Windows Vista operating system.

It is important to mention that, regardless of its appearance and name, XP Internet Security 2013 no way to provide security for your computer. That is because XP Internet Security 2013 is part an online scam that is used to prey on inexperienced computer users. Basically, XP Internet Security 2013 will display alarming error messages on the infected computer in an attempt to convince the victim that it is necessary to upgrade to a 'premium' version of XP Internet Security 2013. Since the 'complete' version of this false security program is just as useless as the regular version of XP Internet Security 2013, ESG security researchers strongly advise computer users against paying for this fake security program. Instead, XP Internet Security 2013 should be treated as a dangerous malware threat, meaning that XP Internet Security 2013 should be removed without delay by a reliable anti-malware application.

XP Internet Security 2013 has a huge amount of clones. 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.

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