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XP Home Security 2012 Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the XP Home Security 2012 adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Trojan.Win32.MultiFakeAV.

XP Home Security 2012 is a rogue application. This rogue scanner able to change their name automatically depend on the Operating System, such as Win 7 Security 2012, XP Security 2012, etc. A 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 Data58c6oqb2mq8eoqvwqxnno
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datanqe.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data58c6oqb2mq8eoqvwqxnno
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp58c6oqb2mq8eoqvwqxnno
  • %UserProfile%Templates58c6oqb2mq8eoqvwqxnno

Create/modify new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesSharedAccessParametersFirewallPolicyDomainProfile
    (DWORD) EnableFirewall = 0×00000000 (0)
    (DWORD) DoNotAllowExceptions = 0×00000000 (0)
    (DWORD) DisableNotifications = 0×00000001 (1)
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesSharedAccessParametersFirewallPolicyStandardProfile
    (DWORD) DoNotAllowExceptions = 0×00000000 (0)
    (DWORD) DisableNotifications = 0×00000001 (1)
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareClientsStartMenuInternet
    (String) (Default) = IEXPLORE.EXE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    (String) 2260413329 = %UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datanqe.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand
    (String) (Default) = “%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datanqe.exe” -a “C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand
    (String) (Default) = “%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datanqe.exe” -a “C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe” -safe-mode
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand
    (String) (Default) = “%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datanqe.exe” -a “C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftSecurity Center
    (DWORD) AntiVirusDisableNotify = 0×00000001 (1)
    (DWORD) AntiVirusOverride = 0×00000001 (1)
    (DWORD) FirewallDisableNotify = 0×00000001 (1)
    (DWORD) FirewallOverride = 0×00000001 (1)
    (DWORD) UpdatesDisableNotify = 0×00000001 (1)
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesSharedAccess
    (DWORD) Start = 0×00000004 (4)

Screenshots:

XP Home Security 2012

XP Security 2012

Win 7 Security 2012

How to remove the infection of XP Home Security 2012 (Trojan.Win32.MultiFakeAV)?

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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