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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Windows XP Recovery

There are many reports on fake optimization programs and defraggers entering the market on a daily basis, but Windows XP Recovery rogue defragmenter certainly demands attention. This seditious and slithery rogue tries its best to come across as a genuine optimization tool out to enhance the performance of its victims’ PCs. Users who ultimately become infected with Windows XP Recovery do not even know their PCs have been compromised until the rogue starts its attack against the system.

This is because Windows XP Recovery has many sly ways of infiltrating a PC, and does so extremely clandestinely. Some of the most popular ways Windows XP Recovery gains entry to a system is with the help of rubbish browser hijacking websites and counterfeit online malware scanners. It will use the browser hijacking websites to forcefully redirect the user to compromised landing pages, where drive-by download tactics are used to forcefully root the Windows XP Recovery infection into the user’s PC.

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Once Windows XP Recovery installs itself on the system it will configure Windows so that it automatically starts when Windows is booted up. Once it starts, Windows XP Recovery will initiate a fake system scan. This scan will report on numerous ‘critical’ errors, which in reality do not exist. The graphical user interface used by Windows XP Recovery may seem like a user friendly and authentic application to inexperienced users. Some of the sections referred to in its interfaces include RAM Memory, where Windows XP Recovery states that it checks the RAM Memory status and performance, and allows the user to further explore optimization options. It also checks the Computer hard drives for performance related issues and offers various defragmentation options. It is important to understand that all of these options offered by Windows XP Recovery’s application is utterly worthless, and that the program is nothing but an empty, powerless and worthless shell.

After initiating the unwarranted scan, Windows XP Recovery will spam the user with various fake system error messages. These error messages might appear legitimate, but upon closer inspection will reveal that it is indeed nonsensical and utterly fake. Some examples worth mentioning include:

Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error

The above error is quite obviously fake, since if the Hard drive could not be located, Windows, and indeed any other application could not execute.

This fake alert reports on RAM failure:

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.

Once again, if the above is to be believed, then no processes or applications would be able to execute. These are merely a few examples of the false errors reported by Windows XP Recovery. Many of its error reports are fraught with spelling mistakes, which further condemns the application as a false optimization tool.

To facilitate in Windows XP Recovery's removal, enter the following activation code into the rogue:


You will gain no benefit from having Windows XP Recovery on your system. It will only cause irreparable damage, and will not let up until it succeeds in stealing your money. If infected, take back your PC and obliterate Windows XP Recovery as soon as possible. Do this by investing in a powerful security tool which will not only annihilate Windows XP Recovery but also protect against future similar threats.

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How to manually remove Windows XP Recovery

Files associated with Windows XP Recovery infection:

%Programs%\Windows XP Recovery\Windows XP Recovery.lnk
%Programs%\Windows XP Recovery
%Desktop%\Windows XP Recovery.lnk

Windows XP Recovery processes to kill:


Remove Windows XP Recovery registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”


  1. Bronette Williams May 14, 2011

    i m very happy to get this antivirus becaz it has removed virus in my

  2. Trimax lopez May 14, 2011

    Thank you VERY much for this guide! Exelent job! It helped me to prevent this

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