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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Blocks system files from running
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • System crashes
  • Slow Computer

XP Protection 2014

XP Protection 2014 is a computer infection which could be installed onto the Windows operating system bundled with Trojans, keyloggers, malicious tracking cookies and other infections. Even though these infections are partially invisible, the devious XP Protection 2014 pretends to be a legitimate scanner and warns you about numerous of different threats you supposedly must remove. The fictitious anti-spyware program not only feeds you false information but also disrupts the running of the entire system. As our experienced analysts have discovered, the program can block executable files. Due to this, you will not be able to connect to the web or remove XP Protection 2014 manually. Luckily, you can restore the running of .exe files and delete the clandestine rogue.

There is no doubt that XP Protection 2014 has been created to trick you into purchasing a fake malware removal tool which is supposed to delete attacking infections. Due to this, the creators of the rogue may employ a number of different tricks to convince you that the promises and the recommendations are legitimate. For example, Windows users would not trust a random malware remover, which is why the interface of XP Protection 2014 is presented with the Windows shield logo. Furthermore, the non-existent infections listed by the rogue’s scanner may appear to be real. Even if you follow the provided file path and locate the file supposedly identifying the threat, it does not mean that malware is active. The presented files are false positives, and they will be deleted as soon as you purchase the full version of the devious XP Protection 2014 (not recommended) or remove the rogue from the PC.

XP Protection 2014 is offered at the starting price of $59.95 for the “1 Year License”. You should not pay this money even if you are desperate to restore the full functionality of the operating system. If you share your address, full name, telephone number, credit card information and other details required for the successful purchase, schemers may store this data for further use. In fact, as researchers have revealed, you may as well enter completely fictitious, made-up information because it will work in the same manner. The fake infections will be “removed”, and you will be able to open any program you want. Do not forget that XP Protection 2014 still requires removal even if the PC appears to be working normally. Keep in mind that you must delete XP Antivirus 2014, XP Antispyware 2014, and other disturbing programs presenting the same misleading information. Here’s an example.

XP Protection 2014 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
This program is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. […]
Click “Yes, Activate…” to register […] and perform threat removal on your system.

Use the removal guides below to reboot the PC into Safe Mode with Networking and install automatic malware removal software. We recommend using reliable security software to delete XP Protection 2014 and reinforce system’s protection because the manual removal option is extremely complicated. If you do not know which files to remove or which registry keys to delete, you may make detrimental mistakes.

XP Protection 2014 Removal

  1. Restart the PC and wait for the BIOS screen to disappear.
  2. Immediately after this start tapping F8 (on the keyboard).
  3. In the Windows Advanced Options Menu select Safe Mode with Networking using arrow keys.
  4. Tap the Enter key on the keyboard to confirm the selection you have made.
  5. As the ‘Windows is running in safe mode’ notification show up – click YES.
  6. Navigate to the left of the Task Bar and click the Start button to open a menu.
  7. Click RUN, type msconfig and click OK to open the System Configurations Utility.
  8. Click the Startup tab, then select Disable All and click OK to save the changes.
  9. Restart the computer in the Normal Mode and launch a browser.
  10. Enter http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph into the address bar.
  11. Download and install the reliable automatic malware removal tool.
  12. Scan the PC and delete the identified malware.
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How to manually remove XP Protection 2014

Files associated with XP Protection 2014 infection:

%CommonAppData%\[random]
%LocalAppData%\[random]
%LocalAppData%\[random].exe
%Temp%\[random]
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]

XP Protection 2014 processes to kill:

%LocalAppData%\[random].exe

Remove XP Protection 2014 registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyEnable "1" (old value="0")
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\[random].exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyServer http=127.0.0.1:8888;https=127.0.0.1:8888;
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyOverride <-loopback>
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