April 29, 2011

XP Security Tool 2011.

XP Security Tool 2011 is a new version of another “famous” rogue anti-spyware XP Security Tool 2010.
Just like earlier released program, this one is not much different because it also tries to cheat unaware PC users by reporting made-up computer parasites and then pushing them to install paid commercial version by promising that it will remove everything. However, all this is done to swindle the money because XP Security Tool 2011 is useless and has no capabilities to find or remove any kind of virus. Besides, the ones that are usually detected by this scam are nothing but harmless system files.
It’s a pretty common thing for rogue anti-spywares like XP Security Tool 2011 to use security vulnerabilities in order to get inside the system. All this is done without user’s permission through Trojans viruses and that’s exactly how XP Security Tool 2011 tends to infiltrate one’s computer. Another way of its intrusion is trough fake virus scanner domains – after it offers to run unpaid system scan, computers browser gets hijacked by associated Trojans that later will download XP Security Tool 2011.
No matter how you catch XP Security Tool 2011, when inside a PC and running, it will configure your system to show numerous popup ads that tell about “dangerous” infections detected. Additionally, malware will run its fake system scanners each time you reboot your PC to make you sure that computer is under the great trouble.
However, both pop up ads and scanners tend to report invented viruses what means that you have nothing to worry about. The only thing which should make you concerned is XP Security Tool 2011 which may let the scammers reach your personal information if left inside it. So, undoubtedly you should remove XP Security Tool 2011 as quickly as possible.
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • MSASCui.exe
  • pw.exe
Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\MSASCui.exe
  2. %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\pw.exe
  3. %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\opRSK 
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\pezfile
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
Although it is possible to manually remove XP Security Tool 2011, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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