Posted by: paragon | May 16, 2008

XP AntiVirus – Fake AntiVirus Software / Howto: Remove

XP Antivirus Protection AKA: XPAntivirus is fake antivirus software program. This program is typically known to infect a computer just after performing an install of specific video codec. This corrupted video codec is usually distributed with a Trojan, Malware and Virus. It is crucial to remove all the components of XP Antivirus and all malware and trojans such as zlob.trojan, trojan.vundo and trojan.downloader that may have been installed along with it. The following tutorial explains how to remove this XP Antivirus Protection.

 

How to remove XP Antivirus Protection:

  1. Navigate to Start-> Run, type cmd in the box and click Open
  2. In the command window, type regsvr32 /u shlwapi.dll and press Enter
  3. Next type regsvr32 /u wininet.dll and press Enter
  4. Next Press Ctrl + Shift + ESC
  5. Right click on XPAntivirus.exe from the processes window and select the option to end process
  6. Right click on XPAntivirusUpdate.exe from the processes window and select the option to end process
  7. Navigate to Start-> Search, then click on Files and Folders. Search for and delete the following files:
    1. XPAntivirus.exe
    2. XPAntivirusUpdate.exe
    3. shlwapi.dll
    4. wininet.dll
    5. XP Antivirus 2008.lnk
    6. Uninstall XP Antivirus 2008.lnk
    7. XP antivirus
    8. XPAntivirus.lnk
    9. Uninstall XPAntivirus.lnk
    10. XPAntivirus on the Web.lnk
    11. XPAntivirus.url
  8. Navigate to Start-> Run, type regedit in the box and click Open
  9. Delete XP antivirus in the following path: HKEY_USERS\Software\
  10. Restart your PC and everything should be back to normal
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