XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Removal

What is XP Antivirus Pro 2013?

XP Antivirus Pro 2013 is a rogue security program from the Win32/FakeRean family; it is promoted online as a reputable product but all it does is to notify you of bogus threats, fake attacks and claims falsely to stop risks to lure users to purchase its complete version. XP Antivirus Pro 2013 is inserted to your system via the help of Trojans, as you visit corrupted internet sites and via downloading corrupted or malicious applications.

Some XP Antivirus Pro 2013 screenshots:
XP Antivirus Pro 2013

Once XP Antivirus Pro 2013 gets into your system, it will inform you via pop up alerts that there are risks to your files and your private data and it advises that you scan your pc using XP Antivirus Pro 2013's scan. But when you do in fact press scan, you will get a bogus scan output that will mention so many nonexisting threats; you can disregard the scan and even reject it right away. Threat messages will annoyingly display every 2 minutes plus XP Antivirus Pro 2013 will get into your browser to take you to its buy site to pretend to get rid of the threat right away.

Some of the XP Antivirus Pro 2013 fake security alerts and warnings that users may get:
XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Alert System Integrity Check Warning! Sensitive data may be sent over your internet connection right now! Threat: Trojan-PSW.Win32.Antigen.A
XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Firewall Alert XP Antivirus Pro 2013 has blocked a program from accessing the internet Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Alert Security Hole Detected! A program is trying to exploit Windows security holes! Passwords and sensitive data may be stolen. Do you want to block this attack?

It's important to remove XP Antivirus Pro 2013 once you see its popups. Use a trusted anti-spyware software program to eliminate it plus conduct a total registry scan to check for possible corrupted files.

Associated XP Antivirus Pro 2013 System Entries and files

XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Processes

XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Files

XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Registry Entries

How to Stop XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Fake Alerts

To register XP Antivirus Pro 2013 and stop its fake warnings, use the following fake license key.

XP Antivirus Pro 2013 registration code: 3425-814615-3990

NOTE: this code will NOT remove XP Antivirus Pro 2013 from your computer, it will JUST stop the annoying alerts and messages.

XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Removal Instructions

Step 1: Reboot in Safe Mode with Networking

To restart your computer in Safe Mode with networking:

  1. Restart your computer.

  2. When you see the computer manufacturer's logo, press and hold the F8 key.

  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking, and then press Enter.
    Safe Mode with Networking Screen

  4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.

Step 2: Disable XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Proxy Server

XP Antivirus Pro 2013 may add a proxy to its package. Its goal is to get the information through the Web connection (password etc).
It also helps to block the connection to certain sites (eg malware removal help sites) or to block the download of trustworthy antispyware and antivirus programs.

The following steps reset the Internet Explorer proxy settings in the Windows registry so that you can access the Internet again:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (Keyboard Shortcut: Windows logo + R)

  2. Copy and paste or type the following text in the Open box in the Run dialog box:

    Run dialog box

  3. Click OK.

  4. click Start, and then click Run.

  5. Copy and paste or type the following text in the Open box in the Run dialog box:

  6. Click OK.

Now that you have disabled XP Antivirus Pro 2013 proxy server, you will be able to browse the web again with Internet Explorer.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (Keyboard Shortcut: Windows logo + R)

  2. Type in iexplore.exe.
    Run iexplore.exe

Step 3: Stop XP Antivirus Pro 2013 processes

In order to stop XP Antivirus Pro 2013 from interfering with our removal procedure, we need to end and kill its processes. For this, we will use a FREE powerful utility called RogueKiller.

RogueKiller (by Tigzy) is a tool written in C++, which scans the running processes, and kills those which are malicious. This tool was developed based on speed execution, which will clean the running processes before being killed.

To terminate XP Antivirus Pro 2013 process:

  1. Always in Safe Mode Download RogueKiller to your desktop from the following link:

    RogueKiller Download link
    RogueKiller Setup Icon
    RogueKiller is a portable application, so you don't need to install anything.

  2. XP Antivirus Pro 2013 may block all executable files, so when you launch the RogueKiller file, it will execute itself. So Rename RogueKiller.exe to RogueKiller.com or winlogon.exe or iexplore.exe

  3. At this point a "pre-scan" will complete and stop any malicious process. Also a list of options will appear along the right-hand side.
    RogueKiller Pre-Scan

Step 4: Remove XP Antivirus Pro 2013 registry keys

To remove XP Antivirus Pro 2013 malicious registry entries, we will need RogueKiller again.
RogueKiller also checks for rogue Registry entries, rogue drivers, and Master Boot Record (MBR) issues, so rootkits will be cut.
RogueKiller can also fix and restore a Host file, delete any Proxy entries, repair shortcut problems and unhide files.

CAUTION: This tool is not for beginners. In this step we will ONLY use the Registry tab.

To Delete XP Antivirus Pro 2013 Registry entries:

  1. Always in Safe Mode run a scan, open RogueKiller and click on Scan.
    RogueKiller Scan Progress

  2. After a while, you should see a screen with scan results like the following one:
    RogueKiller Scan Results

  3. Click on the Registy tab, then click on the Delete button.
    RogueKiller Delete Registry Entries

Don't Reboot you computer yet, please stay in Safe Mode.

Step 5: Remove XP Antivirus Pro 2013 files

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is simply the best known FREE malware removal tools online.

To remove XP Antivirus Pro 2013 files:

  1. Download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download link
    MBAM Setup Icon

  2. Just Follow the easy setup process. Do not make any changes to the default settings
    When the setup is finished, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked.
    You can check or uncheck the Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO as the malware removal is FREE.
    Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard

  3. When Malwarebytes is launched, it will ask you to update the databse. Just click OK.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Updating

  4. On the Scanner tab,select Quick scan and then click on the Scan.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan Screen

  5. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
    Then the screen results will show the various malware infections including XP Antivirus Pro 2013 that Malwarebytes has found on your computer.
    the image below is just an example, your results will be different.
    Click on the Remove Selected button.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan Results Screen

  6. After Malwarebytes has finished the removal of XP Antivirus Pro 2013, you will get a message stating that you need to reboot your computer.
    Just Do so, and restart your computer in Normal Mode.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Reboot Message

Step 6: Check for any XP Antivirus Pro 2013 left over

To make sure that your computer is now completely free of XP Antivirus Pro 2013, redo a Malwarebytes scan in Normal Mode.
After your are finished, Reboot your PC as asked by Malwarebytes anti-malware.


Sarah MelbenchI am Sarah Melbench and I am an Anti-Malware Enthusiast! I created this website to spread the word about the lastest malware infections. I write guides and tutorials about malware removal as well as reviews of anti-malware programs.Follow me on G+

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