XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan DescriptionType: Possibly Unwanted Program
XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan is a rogue anti-malware scanner that is hosted on a malicious website. Unlike other rogue security programs that are contained in malicious executable files that install the rogue security application on the victim's computer, the XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan is an online application. However, XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan carries out the same online scam that has been observed countless time before in the many variants of this scam. Visitors to the XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan website may also be exposed to other types of malware or dangerous content. As part of its scam, the XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan website will also attempt to convince the victim to download and install a fake security program that may be bundled with other, more dangerous malware.
Anti-virus applications are used to protect computer systems from malware infections. However, criminals often take advantage of inexperienced computer users by disguising their malware creations as security programs, fake anti-virus and anti-spyware programs that actually are designed to steal money from computer users. Like most of these fake security applications, XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan runs a fake scan of the victim's hard drive, listing a large number of virus, Trojans and spyware infections. XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan will often use the names of real malware to deceive its victim. However, these are usually not present and are only an excuse to convince the victim to purchase an expensive, 'full version' of XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan which can then be downloaded and installed on the victim's computer.
Why You Should Avoid Purchasing the XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan's 'Full Version'
There are several reasons why ESG security researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid purchasing XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan's 'full version,' including the following:
- Purchasing XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan's 'full version' allows criminals to acquire access to your credit card particulars or online banking data, which can then be used to steal your identity, max out your credit card or clean out your bank account.
- Since XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan has no way of detecting or removing malware, purchasing and installing XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan is a waste of money.
- XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan will often be bundled with other malware and will cause severe performance problems on your computer.
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.