Remove XP Smart Security 2010 virus by following the guide on this post. Download essential tools and removers to eliminate XP Smart Security 2010 from an infected computer.
XP Smart Security 2010 is a must-removed unwanted application that pretends as an antivirus program for Windows platform. XP Smart Security 2010 virus will spread over the Internet by utilizing fake online virus scanner web sites where users will be redirected right after a Trojan has infected the computer. This web site will run a malicious script on visitor’s computer pretending to scan it for any danger while downloading a file onto it. Users may be unaware that installation of XP Smart Security 2010 is commencing because of its stealth mechanism. If successfully penetrated a target PC, it will begin an XP Smart Security 2010 virus scan on local drives and display exaggerated results aiming to deceive computer users. A purchase of the XP Smart Security 2010 registration key is being pushed on its entire activities while inside the computer, and this may include a continuous pop-ups and alerts.
To remove XP Smart Security 2010 virus completely, no need to obtain its licensed version. Since it belongs to rogue category, it simply means that XP Smart Security 2010 has no capabilities to protect a computer, much so to remove any computer threats.
Screenshot Image of XP Smart Security 2010:
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
XP Smart Security 2010 is a fake anti-virus application. Rogue programs are different from virus and Trojan. Although rogue are utilizing Trojan and virus to gain access on target computer. Once it sets inside, fake anti-virus may over power legitimate security application. In, fact XP Smart Security 2010 will end any running processes that are connected with anti-virus programs.
Rogue anti-virus does not infect other files on the compromised computer. Unlike viruses, fake software do not reproduce neither propagate inside a network.
XP Smart Security 2010 Removal Procedures
Systematic procedures to get rid of the threat are presented on this section. Make sure to scan the computer with suggested tools and scanners.
NOTE: It is recommended to PRINT or BOOKMARK this instruction because we need to restart Windows during the virus removal process.
Step 1 : Uninstall XP Smart Security 2010 from Windows
1 On Windows Start menu, type Uninstall on Search field. Select Apps & Features on the list. For lower version of Windows, please choose Program and Features. You can uninstall or modify any installed application using this feature.
2 On next window, look for the item "XP Smart Security 2010" from the list and then, click on Uninstall button.
3 When it prompts for confirmation, please click Uninstall to start deleting XP Smart Security 2010 from Windows operating system.
Step 2 : Remove XP Smart Security 2010 remaining items with this tool
This guide requires a tool called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It is a free tool designed to eradicate various computer infections including XP Smart Security 2010. MBAM scanner and malware removal tool is distributed for free.
4 In order to completely remove XP Smart Security 2010, it is best to download and run the recommended tool. Please click the button below to begin the download process.
5 After downloading, right-click on the file mb3-setup-consumer-[version].exe and select Run as Administrator to install the application.
6 Follow the prompts and install with dafault settings. There are no changes needed during the installation process.
7 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will launch for the first time. If it prompts for database update, it is necessary proceed with this step.
8 Click on Scan Now button on scanner's console to ensure that it thoroughly check the PC for any presence of XP Smart Security 2010 and other forms of threats.
9 Once the scan has completed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will issue a list of identified threats. Mark all threats and remove them from the computer.
10 If it prompts to restart the computer, please reboot Windows normally.
Step 3 : Double-check if XP Smart Security 2010 still exists
11 Click on the button below to download Norton Power Eraser from official web site. File will be save on your Windows Downloads folder.
12 After downloading, navigate its location and double-click on the NPE.exe file to launch the program.
13 Norton Power Eraser will run. If it prompts for End User License Agreement, please click on Accept to proceed.
14 On NPE main window, click on Unwanted Application Scan to quickly check the computer for malicious programs including XP Smart Security 2010.
15 NPE will proceed with the scan. It will search for Trojans, viruses, and malware like XP Smart Security 2010. This may take some time, depending on the number of files currently stored on the computer.
Step 4 : Run Additional Scanner to Ensure that XP Smart Security 2010 is Totally Deleted
Online Virus Scanner:
Another way to remove a virus without the need to install additional anti-virus software is to perform a thorough scan with free Online Virus Scanner. Browse this page to see a list of free services from specific anti-virus and security company.
Alternative Removal Procedures for XP Smart Security 2010
Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
During an infection, XP Smart Security 2010 drops various files and registry entries. The threat intentionally hides system files by setting options in the registry. With these rigid changes, the best solution is to return Windows to previous working state is through System Restore.
To verify if System Restore is active on your computer, please follow the instructions below.
1 On Windows Start menu, type RSTRUI on search field. Then, click the item or press Enter on keyboard.
2 "Restore system files and settings" window will appear. Click Next button to see the list of active restore points.
3 Select the most recent one prior to having XP Smart Security 2010 infection. Click Next to restore Windows to previous working and clean state.
4 It may take a while to fully restore back-up files. Restart Windows when done.
Optional : XP Smart Security 2010 manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of XP Smart Security 2010 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 Smart Security 2010.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for XP Smart Security 2010 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.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be saved 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.
- Thoroughly scan the computer with your updated antivirus software.
4. Delete all files dropped by XP Smart Security 2010.
- 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.