How to remove XP Total Security 2011 (and its clones)

April 23, 2011 on 3:38 pm | In Malware analysis | No Comments

Please not that this rogue uses many names which depend on your version of Windows, among others.

The complete list of possible names:

XP Anti-Virus
XP Anti-Virus 2011
XP Anti-Spyware
XP Anti-Spyware 2011
XP Home Security
XP Home Security 2011
XP Total Security
XP Total Security 2011
XP Security
XP Security 2011
XP Internet Security
XP Internet Security 2011

Win 7 Anti-Virus
Win 7 Anti-Virus 2011
Win 7 Anti-Spyware
Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011
Win 7 Home Security
Win 7 Home Security 2011
Win 7 Total Security
Win 7 Total Security 2011
Win 7 Security
Win 7 Security 2011
Win 7 Internet Security
Win 7 Internet Security 2011

Vista Anti-Virus
Vista Anti-Virus 2011
Vista Anti-Spyware
Vista Anti-Spyware 2011
Vista Home Security
Vista Home Security 2011
Vista Total Security
Vista Total Security 2011
Vista Security
Vista Security 2011
Vista Internet Security
Vista Internet Security 2011

They all look alike, only the name is different. And the instructions to remove them are the same.

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware detects and removes a new application called XP Total Security 2011.

How do I know if I am infected with XP Total Security 2011?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

main screen

How do I remove XP Total Security 2011?

Visit our forums for detailed instructions. You can also get help there should you need it.

And note that the full version of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

Pieter Arntz

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