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How to Remove XP Home Security 2012 Virus

A very cunning rogue utility, the XP Home Security 2012 virus is one of many fake utilities which has the capability of changing its name depending on what the user’s operating system is. It can change its name from XP Home Security 2012 to Vista home security 2012 and Win 7 home security 2012 accordingly depending on what OS you are using. It enters into your computer’s system through various loopholes and weak spots, most of the time Trojans are utilized so that the XP Home Security 2012 virus can break through your system with ease.

Upon its initial entry, the  XP Home Security 2012 scam utility will begin changing your files and settings, it will also begin making harmful files which will be utilized to change various settings in your system later on. While you may not notice the virus while it is slowly installing itself in the background, when it begins its attack, you will definitely start seeing the damage that it creates. When the virus finally activates itself, it will run threat scanners and virus scans on your desktop and will inform you of the various harmful files hidden in your computer. The system tray will begin to give you alerts and pop ups and false scan reports to scare you into buying their product. These misleading alerts, messages and scan reports are all designed to convince you to buy their licensed product which they say can fix all your computer’s issues. Of course, all these can be resolved if you will completely remove the XP Home Security 2012 malware from your system, you can follow the steps listed below.

 

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Steps to follow for XP Home Security 2012 Manual Removal

Please make sure that you will not go through the manual removal without backing up your system just in case you make any mistakes in the process. It is strongly recommended that you double check the files that you are about to delete, the XP Home Security 2012 manual removal requires accuracy since any errors will cause serious damage to your system.

 

Delete the following XP Home Security 2012 registry files:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “(Default)” = ‘exefile’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1? = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “(Default)” = ‘Application’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1?
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” – ‘”%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”‘
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”‘

Delete the following XP Home Security 2012 files:

  • %AllUsersProfile%\[random]
  • %AppData%\Local\[random].exe
  • %AppData%\Local\[random]
  • %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]
  • %Temp%\[random]

Please keep in mind that the XP Home Security 2012 manual removal requires precision and a certain level of technical skill,  and it does not guarantee a complete removal. If the malware is not completely removed, some objects can stay hidden and can reanimate itself  when it is not completely removed. If you do lack the skill to remove the files, you need to be aware that any slight deviations from what is supposed to be deleted can lead to an irreparable system corruption. The automatic removal of the XP Home Security 2012 spyware is highly recommended.

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