XP Smart Security 2010

XP Smart Security 2010 Description

XP Smart Security 2010 is a bogus anti-spyware program. XP Smart Security 2010 may resemble a legitimate security application but it is known to wreak havoc once installed. After XP Smart Security 2010 is initiated through installation from a malicious source, it can populate system directives with malicious files and cause potential damages to the system registry. XP Smart Security 2010 can load at startup causing misleading popup notifications to appear while starting system scans with the user's permission.

XP Smart Security 2010 may also return several fabricated parasite scan results which is used as a scare tactic to extort money from computer users in hopes that they purchase a full version of XP Smart Security 2010. XPSmart Security2010 can make a user believe that their system is heavily infected with parasites but XP Smart Security 2010 does not provide any legitimate source of removal functionality. It is suggested that XP Smart Security 2010 be removed to avoid further damages to an affected system.

Technical Information

Registry Details

XP Smart Security 2010 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe" /START "%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe" /START "%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe" /START "%Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

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