May 6, 2011

XP Deluxe Protector.

XP Deluxe Protector is another bogus anti-spyware application.
Likely, this rogue is just a copy of XP Police Antivirus. Most of the time, it is promoted through the use of Trojans that display fake security alerts. These alerts state that your computer is seriously infected with malware, spyware or Trojans and that you should install XP Deluxe Protector in order to remove these threats. Furthermore, it might be advertised on various malicious websites or via fake online scanners.

Once installed, XP Deluxe Protector will supposedly scan your computer and provide a list of dangerous infections and security risks that can be removed only with a full version this bogus software. Of course, these infections do not actually exists on your computer. XP Deluxe Protector displays these fake infections in order to scare you into purchasing the program. The rogue will also constantly display fake security alerts. These alerts are similar to this one shown below:

"Hidden file transfer to remote host was detected
XP Deluxe Protector has detected that somebody is trying to transfer your private data via Internet. We strongly recommend you to block the attack immediately."

XP Deluxe Protector is a scam, don't purchase it under any circumstances. Instead, you should get rid of this parasite as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will cause even more damage. Please use the removal guide stated below to removal XP Deluxe Protector from your computer.
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • xpdeluxe.exe
Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\XP Deluxe Protector\xpdeluxe.exe
  2. %UserProfile%\Desktop\XP Deluxe Protector.LNK
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XP Deluxe Protector
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\xpprotect
Although it is possible to manually remove XP Deluxe Protector, 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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