What is XP Defender
XP Defender is a fake security software. XP Defender creates an impression as if it is associated with Windows XP or Windows Defender, the two products from Microsoft. But please be advised that XP Defender has nothing to do with Microsoft. It is a rogue applications, which has been developed just to cheat innocent computer users and take their money.
XP Defender takes the help of Trojans and security holes already present in your computer to slip-in its traces. It takes control of the victim computer and displays lots of fake warning messages and alarm screens, which suggest as if there are a lot of virus and spyware infections in your computer. It offers to clean your computer, if you agree to purchase the full licensed version of XP Defender.
But all these claims are false. Please be advised that it is a fake software. Do not take any steps like purchasing it. You can take help of following instructions for the removal of XP Defender.
Technical Details of XP Defender
- Full name: XP Defender, XPDefender
- Date Appeared: Mar. 2010
- Characteristic: Rogue security program
- URL: http://XP Defender.com
Do I need to remove XP Defender
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.
How to Uninstall XP Defender scam
The best way for the removal of XP Defender is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any infections.
Automatic removal of XP Defender 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.
Instructions to get rid of XP Defender
If you really want to remove the XP Defender infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.
Step 1: Kill the XP Defender Processes – Learn how to do that
Step 2: Remove XP Defender files, folders and all associated XP Defender DLL files:Learn how to do that
Step 3: Uninstall XP Defender registry entries: Learn how to do that
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” %*