XP Home Security 2012 is a program that will display exaggerated warning messages once installed on the computer. XP Home Security 2012 is a virus that belongs to a large family of rogue program that uses the Internet to spread them. Taking advantage of victim’s weakness in identifying real security issues, it will fabricate virus scan results to force users into acquiring the paid version of the program. While XP Home Security 2012 is still present on the computer, a continuous pop-up of false warning can be observed. Stopping these annoyances does not necessary mean that a full version of XP Home Security 2012 is needed. In fact, it is the sole application that must be eliminated.
Commonly, XP Home Security 2012 virus can be acquired by visiting malicious web sites that will pretend as online virus scanner. When visited these pages will greet visitors with a warning displaying the following message:
Message from webpage
Windows Security has found critical process activity on your system and will perform fast scan of system files.
Remove XP Home Security 2012 virus using only real security product like the one recommended on this page. Purchasing the program will not help bring back computer to its normal working state, instead it may worsen the system. Additionally, credit card used on the transaction can be used by rogue developer for other fraudulent operation.
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Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
If XP Home Security 2012 is installed, it will begin to display fake alerts as an scare tactics to mislead victims:
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.
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
How to Remove XP Home Security 2012
Manual Removal Procedure
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on keyboard to stop the process associated to "XP Home Security 2012". 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 2012 Virus.
4. Next, you need to remove registry entries created by XP Home Security 2012. 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 2012 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.
Automatic Removal Procedure
1. First thing to do is to reboot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking to avoid XP Home Security 2012 from loading at start-up. You may want to print this procedure, as we have to restart the computer to complete the removal process.
- Restart the computer.
- Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
- It will display an Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Windows will now start in Safe Mode.
2. Download removal software and save it on your Desktop or any location on your PC.
3. When finish downloading, double-click on the file to install the application.
4. Follow the prompts and install with default configuration.
5. Before the installation completes, you need to update the database.
6. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
7. When finished updating, the tool will run. Select Perform full scan on main screen to check your computer.
8. When scanning is finished, click on Show Results.
9. Make sure that all detected threats are checked, click on Remove Selected. This will delete all files and registry entries that belong to XP Home Security 2012.
10. Restart your computer.
Note:If you cannot download the program due to malware activities, get the software from another computer. Then, rename the file to “anything.exe” to elude the malware.
Alternative Removal Method for XP Home Security 2012
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If XP Home Security 2012 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 2012 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 2012 manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of XP Home Security 2012 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 2012.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for XP Home Security 2012 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 2012.
- 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.
File Location for Windows Versions:Added Registry Entries:
- %Temp% refers to C:\Windows\Temp\.