It can be easy to fall for the clever lies of rogue antispyware these days, especially with rogues such as XPAntivirus which are difficult to differentiate from real security tools due to its well-designed graphical user interfaces. Do not be fooled though – XPAntivirus, which emanates from the same despicable family of rogues as XP Antivirus 2008 and XP Antivirus 2009 has no ability to detect, quarantine or remove any type of threat from the system, and is in fact nothing more than a malicious infection in itself.
XPAntivirus will use anything at its disposal in order to successfully gain access to its victims’ PCs. Tactics used include harmful and seditious browser hijacking websites that forcefully redirect users from their browsing and search sessions to compromised landing pages, where drive-by download tactics are used to forcefully root the XPAntivirus infection into the PC. Other forms of infection forming part of XPAntivirus’ online marketing campaign include using bogus online malware scanners and infected online flash ads.
After successfully rooting itself in the system, XPAntivirus will create 0 entries in the Windows registry, which will impersonate infections on the PC. In reality these entries are utterly harmless, and only used as part of XPAntivirus’ attack on the system in an effort to panic the user into paying for its worthless software. As a further attack on the system XPAntivirus will launch an unwarranted fake system scan, which will also report on many fake infections and threats being present on the system.
This rogue will proceed with its attack against the PC, and will only relent when the user either pays for its worthless software, or decides to complete destroy XPAntivirus altogether. Other symptoms reportedly associated with this rogue include the user’s inability to establish an internet connection, as well as not being able to launch any type of program on the infected PC. Other symptoms are increased erratic system behavior, poor system performance and a barrage of fake security alerts, including the following:
Privacy Violation alert!
System files modification alert!
When all is said and done the user will only be able to regain control of his PC if he were to erase XPAntivirus immediately. This can easily and safest be achieved by using a properly functioning security tool which will not only obliterate XPAntivirus but also protect against similar future attacks.