Do you know what XP Virus Protection is?
XP Virus Protection is a fake anti-spyware program that we have found to be similar to the Total Virus Protection rogue anti-spyware program. XP Virus Protection and Total Virus Protection may have been created by the same group of hackers where both of these programs are completely useless for detection or removal of any type of viruses, spyware or malware.
XP Virus Protection uses some of the same scare methods and tactics as Total Virus Protection which can be compared to other well-known rogue anti-spyware programs that are still running lose over the internet. XPVirusProtection may come from the www.xpvirusprotection.com website which is almost identical to the totalvirusprotection.com website which is one of the sources that Total Virus Protection comes from.
In non-techie terms:
The scammers that created XP Virus Protection and Total Virus Protection could have at least created a different looking website to push these preposterous programs. This goes to show how hackers push many different programs that are all similar but have different names with the purpose to extort money from you through the illicit tactics. Do not ever purchase XP Virus Protection for any reason.
Aliases: XP Virus Protection, XPVirus Protection, XP VirusProtection, XPVirusProtection, www.xpvirusprotection.com.
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XP Virus Protection Automatic Removal Instructions
XP Virus Protection Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. XP Virus Protection manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that XP Virus Protection will be removed completely. So read the XP Virus Protection 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 XP Virus Protection Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall XP Virus Protection if found.
- To stop XP Virus Protection 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 XP Virus Protection processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- 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 XP Virus Protection Directories.
To find XP Virus Protection directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following XP Virus Protection directories:
Right-click on the XP Virus Protection folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder XP Virus Protection and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting XP Virus Protection could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove XP Virus Protection icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the XP Virus Protection 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 XP Virus Protection will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.