Do you know what XP Anti-Virus 2011 is?
There is a whole cavalry of rogue anti-spyware applications which are about to get you. XP Anti-Virus 2011 is just one of the few names that this bothersome computer threat will use, when it settles down in your computer. If you use Windows XP operating system, this rogue will add “XP” at the beginning of its title, and then choose randomly from the set of names. Aside from XP Anti-Virus 2011 this rogue can be also named as:
- XP Anti-Virus
- XP Anti-Spyware
- XP Anti-Spyware 2011
- XP Home Security
- XP Home Security 2011
- XP Total Security
- XP Total Security 2011
- XP Security
- XP Security 2011
- XP Internet Security
- XP Internet Security 2011
Regardless of the name, it is still the same rogue which enters your system, pretending to be a reliable security program. When it is installed in your computer, it will make certain changes in Windows Registry keys and consequently the rogue will launch fake firewall warning whenever you try to open your Firefox of Internet Explorer browser. Needless to say, that the warnings you receive from XP Anti-Virus 2011 should not be taken into consideration because they are obviously fake.
The rogue will also launch a fake system scan, finding various security threats. However, these “threats” are usually programs or files which are necessary for your Windows to function properly. Therefore you should not delete those files manually. Don’t forget that XP Anti-Virus 2011 is a threat itself and it utilizes various aggressive methods in order to remain in your computer. That is one of the reasons why you should ignore everything you receive from this rogue, including such security notifications as:
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.
If that weren’t enough, XP Anti-Virus 2011 will also hijack your internet browser, blocking your access to certain websites, which could provide you with information how to remove this contamination. It will continue to constantly block your Internet connection, so that you wouldn’t be able to get yourself a security tool. You can actually load your Internet browser in safe mode. All you have to do is:
- Restart your computer.
- When the computer turns on again, press the F8 button repeatedly until a menu will be displayed.
- Use arrow keys to navigate and choose “SAFE MODE with Networking”. Now press ENTER.
- Now you can download our suggested anti-spyware tool and save it on your Desktop.
- Restart your computer and run it in normal mode. Once the computer boots up, you should be able to successfully run the security tool which you have downloaded and get rid of XP Anti-Virus 2011.
It might seem that the only way to get rid of the annoying security messages is paying for the full version of the program. But this is exactly what you should not do, because XP Anti-Virus 2011 was created for this one single objective – to leave you penniless with a worthless product at hand. The one plan of action you should proceed with is destroying Anti-Virus 2011 for good with a reliable security tool, because if you allow this pest to stay in your computer any longer, the damage you might receive could be destructive.
In non techie terms:
XP Anti-Virus 2011 is one of the few names used by a rogue anti-spyware application which infects your computer in order to rip you off. It puts on a show that your computer is terribly contaminated and you need to purchase the full version of this “security” tool, so your computer would be safe again. However, you should never do so. What is more, be reasonable and delete XP Anti-Virus 2011 from your system immediately.
Aliases: XPAntiVirus2011, XP AntiVirus 2011, XP Anti-Virus2011.