Do you know what Antivirus XP Pro is?
Antivirus XP Pro is a fake anti-spyware program that is known to recently promote itself through false popups and system scans. Antivirus XP Pro may boot into memory at Windows startup where it may start to automatically scan your computer for parasites. The results from the Antivirus XP Pro system scan were found to be fake and supports the fact that Antivirus XP Pro cannot be trusted to detect or remove spyware from your computer.
Antivirus XP Pro may be installed onto your computer without your permission. Usually this process starts with a Trojan infection such as Zlob or Vundo which could have been downloaded through a fake video codec or via a malicious file found on a file sharing network. Antivirus XP Pro may also start to change settings on your system making certain functions unusable at times creating a situation where your computer is no longer secure from outside attacks.
In non-techie terms:
Antivirus XP Pro or AntivirusXPPro, is nothing more than another rogue anti-spyware program. It was found that Antivirus XP Pro may be similar to Antivirus XP or XP Antivirus which are well known as other fake anti-spyware applications that use the same type of tactics to get computer users to waste their money. Antivirus XP Pro is not worth the price that is advertised to purchase a full version of Antivirus XP Pro. You must never purchase Antivirus XP Pro under any circumstances or you may feel bad for wasting your money.
Aliases: Antivirus XP Pro, AntivirusXP Pro, Antivirus XPPro, AntivirusXPPro.
Antivirus XP Pro Automatic Removal Instructions
Antivirus XP Pro Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Antivirus XP Pro manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Antivirus XP Pro will be removed completely. So read the Antivirus XP Pro removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Antivirus XP Pro Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Antivirus XP Pro if found.
- To stop Antivirus XP Pro processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Antivirus XP Pro processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister Antivirus XP Pro DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these Antivirus XP Pro DLLs:
To locate the Antivirus XP Pro DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type Antivirus XP Pro and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the Antivirus XP Pro DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister Antivirus XP Pro registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these Antivirus XP Pro registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Antivirus XP Pro Directories.
To find Antivirus XP Pro directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Antivirus XP Pro directories:
C:\Program Files\Antivirus XP Pro
Right-click on the Antivirus XP Pro folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Antivirus XP Pro and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Antivirus XP Pro could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Antivirus XP Pro icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Antivirus XP Pro manual removal instructions!
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Antivirus XP Pro will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.