What is XP Defender Plus 2013?
XP Defender Plus 2013 is a malicious and deceitful rogue anti-spyware program which belongs to the Braviax, also known as Fake Rean, family. The application has been created and dropped onto the PC by cyber criminals, who know plenty of tricks to infiltrate malware without any of your knowledge. Have you recently opened a spam email attachment, clicked on a suspicious link or downloaded a free program from a questionable file sharing site? These and other security backdoors could be used to drop malignant files, Trojans viruses and fake AV tools. Once your operating Windows system is infected, all there is left to do is remove XP Defender Plus 2013. The removal of this infection is quite complicated and Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers recommend reading further to find out more about the mischievous rogue.
How does XP Defender Plus 2013 work?
If you believe that the clandestine program is a simple infection which can be deleted using manual removal methods, you are wrong. Cyber criminals who stand behind the rogue are responsible for tens of different versions of this infection, including Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 and Vista Defender 2013. This suggests that schemers are experienced and that their products are more prevalent. As you can tell from the name of the infection, cyber crooks have even created the infection to target specific Windows systems, which is why it may be recognized by the name Multirogue 2013.
Once the malicious, fake AV starts running on your operating Windows system, you firstly lose some of your administrative privileges, which is needed for the infection to function smoothly. This is why the access to Task Manager and Registry Editor will seem removed, and you will not be able to run most executable files. This will aggravate the connection to the web as well, which is meant to stop you from downloading and installing automatic XP Defender Plus 2013 removal software. Overall, you need to be most careful about the interface of the fake security tool because it will present you with bogus information. If you trust the recommendations to remove bogus malware, you will be lead to the purchase page of the fictitious malware detection and removal tool. Needless to say, you should not spend one cent on this fake application, or believe these bogus security alerts:
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
Automatic XP Defender Plus 2013 Removal
The automatic option is the most reliable solution when dealing with XP Defender Plus 2013 removal. Malicious programs will be deleted and your PC will be granted full-time protection against future schemers’ attacks, if you install reliable and authentic security tools (e.g. SpyHunter). So, what should you do to install the application onto your PC?
1. Apply one of the special registration codes, which will help you remove existing symptoms:
2. Download and install SpyHunter. Perform a full system scan and delete found infections. If you want the security tool to guard your virtual security – keep it updated at all times.
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Manual XP Defender Plus 2013 Removal
It is far more risky to delete XP Defender Plus 2013 manually, especially if you do not have previous removal experience and technical knowledge. Despite this, if you believe you can complete the removal task successfully, follow the steps provided below. Note that you can employ the aforementioned activation keys to disable existing symptoms first.
1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete to launch Task Manager and terminate these processes:%AppData%\Local\[random].exe
2. Open the Registry Editor and delete these registry entries. To access this utility enter “regedit” into RUN (Windows XP) or Search (Windows Vista/7/8).HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”‘
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”‘
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “(Default)” = ‘exefile’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” – ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1? = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “(Default)” = ‘Application’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1?
3. Remove these malware related files:%AllUsersProfile%\[random]