XP Home Security 2011
XP Home Security 2011 is a misleading security application. It normally extends infection by means of a Trojan. It will able to penetrate the computer without a notice from installed anti-virus application. When user executes a prompt from malicious web sites, it is sure that he will get this virus through remote installation. Associated Trojan is involved in the process. Drive-by-download method is also in place to spread the XP Home Security 2011 virus. It gets inside the computer when Internet user visits a web site that is running malicious script.
If activated on the computer, this rogue program will provide virus scan result recommending to purchase the licensed version of XP Home Security 2011. It is the first requirement before it proceeds with the virus cleanup. In fact, dozens of threats are detected as an outcome. These threats do not really exist on the system and just play a big role in overall deceptive scheme. On some machines, the program will be loaded as Vista Home Security 2011 or Win7 Home Security 2011, defending on victim’s operating system.
To be able to remove all errors brought on the PC, user must remove XP Home Security 2011. As mentioned, this rogue program pretends as useful application to defraud money from victims. Never entrust your computer’s protection from this ineffective product. It requires total elimination with help of genuine anti-malware software as stated below. Furthermore, permanently safeguard the system from future infection by way of installing security software devices that provides real-time scan. That is the best way to avoid malicious files and Internet traffic to deter any instance of XP Home Security attack.
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Technical Details and Additional Information:
Alias: Vista Home Security 2011, Win7 Home Security 2011
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
XP Home Security 2011 is a member of large group of rogue security software. All variants share the same skin and scheme to deceive computer users. Most of the time, they uses fake alerts and warning messages to mislead victims and make them believe that system is heavily infected with viruses. It will produce warnings and alerts, which contains fake messages like these examples.
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.
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.
How to Remove XP Home Security 2011
Manual Removal Procedure
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on keyboard to stop the process associated to "XP Home Security 2011". When Windows Task Manager opens, go to Processes tab. Find and end this process.
2. You need to update your installed antivirus software. Please connect to the Internet and download the most recent database. This is a one-click process from your AV program’s console.
3. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove any threats found by your antivirus program. If delete option is not available, your best next choice is to quarantine the infected file. There is also a need to manually locate and delete malicious files. Please see the file section for items that are relevant to XP Home Security 2011 Virus.
4. Next, you need to remove registry entries created by XP Home Security 2011. Please refer to registry section to view entries related to the rogue program. [how to edit registry]
5. Exit registry editor when you are done.
6. Get rid of XP Home Security 2011 start-up entry by going to Start > Run, type msconfig on the "Open" dialog box. It will launch a new window containing System Configuration Utility. Click on the Startup tab and uncheck the following item.
XP Home Security 2011 Virus Removal Tool
For not so technical users that cannot comprehend with the manual removal. This automatic detection and cleaner is recommended. However, you need to download and install a tool to complete this process. The tool is free to download. We highly advise the use of this program to automatically delete all files and registry entries created by XP Home Security 2011. Remember that erasing system files required by the operating system may cause erratic behavior. It may also lead to system malfunction. Proceed with XP Home Security 2011 automatic removal.
Alternative Removal Method for XP Home Security 2011
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If XP Home Security 2011 enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before XP Home Security 2011 infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works. You may proceed with Windows System Restore, click here to see the full procedure.
Option 2 : XP Home Security 2011 manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of XP Home Security 2011 requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.
1. Kill any running process that belongs to XP Home Security 2011.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for XP Home Security 2011 files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.
2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section below.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.
3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.
4. Delete all files dropped by XP Home Security 2011.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.
Technical ReferenceAssociated Files and Folders:
File Location for Windows Versions:Added Registry Entries:
- %AllUserProfile% for Vista/7 user is C:\ProgramData while for Windows XP/2000 this is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\
- %AppData% for Vista/7 refers to C:\Users\<Current User>\AppData\Roaming, while for Windows XP/2000 user it is C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>\Application Data
- %Temp% refers to C:\Windows\Temp\