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XP AntiSpyware 2011 Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the XP AntiSpyware 2011 adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.XPAntiSpyware2011.

XP AntiSpyware 2011 is a rogue application. Rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data%random%
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data%random%.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%
  • %UserProfile%Templates%random%

Create/modify registry entries:

  • KEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareClientsStartMenuInternet
    (String) (Default) = IEXPLORE.EXE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindows
    (DWORD) Identity = 0x3A37AD27 (976727335)
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand
    (String) (Default) = “%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data%random%.exe” /START “%ProgramFiles%Mozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand
    (String) (Default) = “%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data%random%.exe” /START “%ProgramFiles%Mozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe” -safe-mode
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand
    (String) (Default) = “%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data%random%.exe” /START “%ProgramFiles%Internet Exploreriexplore.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbarWebBrowser
    (DWORD) ITBar7Height = 0×00000000 (0)

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.XPAntiSpyware2011_1-400x320

Adware.Win32.XPAntiSpyware2011_2-400x285

Adware.Win32.XPAntiSpyware2011_3-400x221

How to remove the infection of XP AntiSpyware 2011 (Adware.Win32.XPAntiSpyware2011)?

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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