XP antivirus 2011

XP Anti-Virus 2011 or also known as Vista Anti-virus 2011 and Win 7 Anti-virus 2011 is a rogue program that will be installed on multiple operating system.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

XP antivirus 2011

XP Anti-Virus 2011 or also known as Vista Anti-virus 2011 and Win 7 Anti-virus 2011 is a rogue program that will be installed on multiple operating system. XP Anti-virus 2011 is a variant that will be installed on the system running under Windows XP as detected by the Trojan. It has the capability to gather system’s specifications to match the OS and make itself look like a legitimate application.  Regardless of the name, they are all one program that was developed to persuade computer users and convince them to buy the licensed version of the program by deceptive means. Either by pop-up alerts or task bar warning messages, XP Anti-virus 2011 will declare that computer is dealing with virus problems and removal must be accomplished using the paid version of XP Anti-virus 2011.
Instead of patronizing this potentially unwanted application, immediately run a full scan of the PC using a legitimate security product. Anti-malware application are known to combat rogue programs like XP Anti-virus 2011. On this page is our suggested removal tool that was tested to remove counterfeit applications. Download, install and update the database before running a full scan on the system. Remove all detected threats and if possible run a scan while the computer is in Safe Mode.
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Alias: XP Antivirus 2011, Vista Antivirus 2011, Win 7 Antivirus 2011
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7

XP Anti-Virus 2011 Removal Procedures

Manual Removal:
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on keyboard to stop process associated to “XP Anti-Virus 2011″. When Windows Task Manager opens, go to Processes Tab and find and end the following process:
(random characters).exe
2. You need to update your installed antivirus application to have the latest database.
3. Thoroughly scan the computer and any detected threats must be removed. If removal is prohibited, it is best to quarantine the infected item. Manually locating and deleting of malicious files should also be performed. Please see files below that are related to XP Anti-Virus 2011 Virus.
4. Registry entries created by XP Anti-Virus 2011 must also be remove from the Windows system. Please refer below for entries associated to the rogue program. [how to edit registry]
5. Exit registry editor.
6. Get rid of XP Anti-Virus 2011 start-up entry by going to Start > Run, type msconfig on the “Open” dialog box. A windows containing System Configuration Utility will be launched. Go to Startup tab and uncheck the following Start-up item(s):
(random characters).exe
7. Click Apply and restart the computer.
XP Anti-Virus 2011 Removal Tool:
In order to completely remove the threat from a computer, it is best to download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Sometimes, Trojans will block the downloading and installation of MBAM. If this happens, download it from a clean computer and rename the executable file before executing on the infected computer.
Using Portable SuperAntiSpyware:
To thoroughly clean a computer, it is best to do a separate scan of another security program so that other infected files not detected by anti-virus application can be remove as well. Download and run SuperAntiSpyware Portable Scanner.

Technical Details and Additional Information:

If XP Anti-Virus 2011 is installed on the computer, it will begin to display fake alerts as an scare tactics to mislead victims:
XP Anti-virus 2011 Firewall Alert
XP Anti-virus 2011 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Malicious Files Added by XP Anti-Virus 2011:
%AllUsersProfile%\[random]
%AppData%\[random]
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\.exe
%UserProfile%\Templates\[random]
%Temp%\[random]
XP Anti-Virus 2011 Registry Entries:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random 3 letters>.exe” /START “%1″ %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random 3 letters>.exe” /START “%1″ %*’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random 3 letters>.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”‘
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random 3 letters>.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random 3 letters>.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”‘
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “(Default)” = ‘exefile’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1′ = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random 3 letters>.exe” /START “%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “(Default)” = ‘Application’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random 3 letters>.exe” /START “%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” – ‘”%1″ %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1′

1 comment:

Thomas said...

Thanks, Nice description and but too complex.
I recommended my clients, always use the virus removal software to far away from such problems.