What is XP Defender Pro

XP Defender Pro is a rogue security software. It takes advantage of popular names like Windows XP and Windows Defender to derive its name to create a false impression as if it is associated with them. But remember, XP Defender Pro has nothing to do with these immensely popular software and applications.

XP Defender Pro is a clone of fake security suite line XP Internet Security 2010, which have bothered computer users all over the world a couple of months back. It has similar interface. It tricks you by slipping in its traces taking advantage of browser weaknesses and security holes in your computer.

An affected computer then displays lots of fake warning messages and alarms that it is infected with lots of fictitious malware, which are actually not at all present there. Thus it tries to sell its full licensed version by taking hostage of your computer.

Please do not fall in its trap. You can take the advantage of following steps for the removal of XP Defender Pro from your computer.

Technical Details of XP Defender Pro

  • Full name: XP Defender Pro, XPDefender Pro
  • Date Appeared: Mar. 2010
  • Characteristic: Rogue security program
  • URL: http://XP Defender Pro.com

Do I need to remove XP Defender Pro

You can yourself search your computer manually, but it is not recommended unless you are a tech-geek. To save time and effort, we recommend you to download a FREE Scanner.

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How to Uninstall XP Defender Pro scam

The best way for the removal of XP Defender Pro is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any infections.

Automatic removal of XP Defender Pro is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove it, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal of XP Defender Pro.

Instructions to get rid of XP Defender Pro

If you really want to remove the XP Defender Pro infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.

Step 1: Kill the XP Defender Pro ProcessesLearn how to do that

ave.exe

Step 2: Remove XP Defender Pro files, folders and all associated XP Defender Pro DLL files:Learn how to do that

%AppData%\ave.exe

Step 3: Uninstall XP Defender Pro registry entries: Learn how to do that

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\start
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\start\command
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\DefaultIcon
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\runas
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\runas\command
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\start
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\start\command
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command | @ = “%AppData%\ave.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command | IsolatedCommand = “%1” %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe | @ = “secfile”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe | Content Type = “application/x-msdownload”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command | @ = “%AppData%\ave.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command | IsolatedCommand = “%1” %*

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