Description of XP Security Tool 2011 consequences of its residing on your PC
On the eve of 2011 the family of fake Windows security updates that already includes several dozens of names with 2010 as a part of the name has been updated with just another clone. This is the first detection in this family with the name that contains 2011 instead of 2010. The fake updates are classified as fake antispyware. It strongly relies on similarity to Microsoft software.
Remove XP Security Tool 2011 or any other member of its family. Experts predict that other 2011 clones are to appear (Editorial comment – remark added on publishing: while the post was edited the prediction was realized and several other 2011 clones were registered with the adware database. Two of the detected parasites are described in the articled posted just before this). To get rid of XP Security Tool 2011 or any other adware of similar GUI, as well as just any virus detected, click here to start free system scan.
XP Security Tool 2011 Technical Details
- Full name: XP Security Tool 2011, XP SecurityTool 2011, XPSecurityTool 2011
- Version: 2011
- Type: Rogue anti-spyware
- Origin: Russian federation
XP Security Tool 2011 popups:
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now
attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the
infection safety, perform a security scan and deletion now.
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.
XP Security Tool 2011 ALERT
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system
Signs of being infected with XP Security Tool 2011:
Being dropped by trojan the adware is said to be an automatically installed update enhancing Windows security. This is what the trojan dropper says so that the trojan uploading the adware from the backdoor has an extended payload that includes alerting in addition to uploading feature. The first sign of the adware is a notification produced by the trojan in question to inform users of successful security updating. Then it runs just like typical fake antispyware producing exceeding number of threat notifications, especially as a for program that cannot detect a simplest virus. Uninstall XP Security Tool 2011 deleting its components using multi-purpose system security solution. Click here to upload and install free scanner of the recommended software to remove XP Security Tool 2011.
Automatic Removal of XP Security Tool 2011 from your PC:
Free scan will expose viruses and other privacy and security threats, including XP Security Tool 2011. You can opt between comprehensive system cleanup with future protection from cyber threats and a single act of manual Security Tool 2011 removal.
Manual Removal of XP Security Tool 2011:
The manual steps aim at covering typical trojan dropper and extra components of the adware. Therefore you might fail to detect and delete one or few entries. Please check two or three times before skipping the missing file or registry keys to avoid mistyping. Safe Mode is recommended system configuration when any malware is deleted, Security Tool 2011 is no exception.
Remove XP Security Tool 2011 files and dll’s:
Unregister XP Security Tool 2011 registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command | @ = “”%AppData%\pw.exe” /START “%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command | IsolatedCommand = “”%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe | @ = “pezfile”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe | Content Type = “application/x-msdownload”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\pezfile\shell\open\command | @ = “”%AppData%\pw.exe” /START “%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\pezfile\shell\open\command | IsolatedCommand = “”%1″ %*”