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XJR Antivirus Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the XJR Antivirus adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.XJRAntivirus.

XJR Antivirus is a rogue security program, this is a new variant of AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro and RTS Antivirus 2010. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%wp4.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%adc_w32.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%alggui.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%skynet.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%svchost.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%wp3.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%XJR AntivirusXJR Antivirus.exe
  • %UserProfile%DesktopXJR Antivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsXJR AntivirusXJR Antivirus.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesCLSID{149256D5-E103-4523-BB43-2CFB066839D6}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesCLSID{149256D5-E103-4523-BB43-2CFB066839D6}InprocServer32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{149256D5-E103-4523-BB43-2CFB066839D6}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesAdbUpd
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareXJR Antivirus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareXJR Antiviruswpp
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareXJR AntiviruswppRegistration
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareXJR Antiviruswppsetdata
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareXJR AntivirusXJR Antivirus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareXJR AntivirusXJR AntivirusRegistration
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareXJR AntivirusXJR Antivirussetdata

Modify registry entry:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand
    Old: = “%1″ %*
    New:  = C:Program Filesalggui.exe “%1″ %*

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.XJRAntivirus_1-400x301.png

How to remove the infection of XJR Antivirus (Adware.Win32.XJRAntivirus)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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