XP Home Security 2013 is a rogue antivirus program that pretends to be a real antivirus program and to make users to buy its full version. Rogue antivirus program can be installed on the infected computer by the user, when he downloads and installs freeware on his computer, or by Trojan, when the owner of the computer visits some malicious web-pages that are full of infections. It does not matter what is the way of XP Home Security 2013 installation, because the result is the same the infection is on your computer. The only thing that you should do now is to find the way to remove XP Home Security 2013 from your computer.
Like all other antivirus programs, XP Home Security 2013 shows fake scanning processes and results. So, if you see the scan results from this program, reporting that your computer is full of infections and other dangerous objects, then you should know that all this information is not true, but a lie, just to make you pay money for nonexistent antivirus program. If a user will pay for the full version, then the program will not solve all the existent viral problems. XP Home Security 2013 will not help you with any of the possible computer problems and you should remove XP Home Security 2013, because it is a viral program.
Manual Removal of XP Home Security 2013
If you want to use manual method in order to remove XP Home Security 2013, then you should follow the next instructions:
- You should boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. In order to do it you should reboot your computer and begin to press F8 when it will begin to load. You should press F8 till the moment when you will see black screen with the menu. You should use the arrow keys on your keyboard in order to reach the needed line and then you should press Enter.
- Then you should remove the following malicious files:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\XP Home Security 2013.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Home Security 2013\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Home Security 2013\Uninstall XP Home Security 2013.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Home Security 2013\XP Home Security 2013.lnk
You can use the Search option in Start menu. You should find the files and remove them, using two buttons: Shift+Delete.
- Then you should delete the following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = “no”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = “yes”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = “0”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = “0”
- The last step is to download any antivirus program that you like, then install it and scan you computer with it. Do not forget to update the antivirus.
Material provided by: Alesya Orlova