XP Antispyware Pro 2013

Malware removal

XP Antispyware Pro 2013 is a fake antispyware program from the same crooks who’ve recently unleashed a slew of similarly named pests such as XP Antivirus Pro 2013 and Win 7 Total Security 2013. Since you’re here, you’ve probalby already figured out that there’s at least something fishy about XP Antispyware Pro 2013, and your suspicion is correct. And it’s not just fishy; it’s a program with no redeeming value whatsoever, and it can actually harm your computer if you let it stick around.

XP Antispyware Pro 2013 makes its presence known in the form of a series of alerts and popups meant to scare you into thinking your computer is teeming with badware of all kinds. These are all fake. This program has no ability to scan your PC or to remove pests from your computer. It’s just trying to shut down your logical thinking skills so you’ll be more willing to give them your credit card information.

In the meantime, elements of this badware will work inside your computer to destabilize your system and potentially bring in additional badware. So the longer you let it do its thing, the greater the risk that other pests will find their way in.

You can easily get rid of XP Antispyware Pro 2013 by running a full scan with an actual Windows security program, but if you insist on doing it manually, I’ll show you how.

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Stop XP Antispyware Pro 2013 processes:


Delete XP Antispyware Pro 2013 files:


DIY XP Antispyware Pro 2013 Removal Instructions

Start by removing the above files. If you're not sure how to do this, refer to the instructions below.

Note: In any files I mention above, “%UserProfile%” is a variable referring to your current user’s profile folder. (Not an iEuphemism for muth@fugg@#*!@.) So if you’re using Windows NT/2000/XP/7, by default this is “C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER]” (e.g., “C:\Documents and Settings\NoahFence”).

How to Manually Delete Badware Files

Need some removing badware files help? No biggie. While you should only manually delete badware files if you're comfy editing your system, you'll find it's pretty easy. And probably really satisfying.

How to delete badware files in Windows XP/Vista/7:

  1. Click your Windows Start menu, then click "Search."
  2. A pop up will ask, "What do you want to search for?" Click "All files and folders."
  3. Type a badware file in the search box, and select "Local Hard Drives."
  4. Click "Search." Once the badware file is found, delete it.

How to stop badware processes:

  1. Click the Start menu, select Run.
  2. Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click "OK." You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
  3. Click Processes tab, and find badware processes.
  4. Once you've found the badware processes, right-click them and select "End Process" to kill badware.

badware processes

How to remove badware registry keys:

Backup your registry before you edit it. Then...

  1. Click the Start menu, and click "Run." An "Open" field will appear. Type "regedit" and click "OK " to open up your Registry Editor. In Windows 7, just type "regedit" into the "Search programs and files" box in the Start menu.
  2. Registry Editor opens as a two-paned window: the left side lets you select registry keys,the right side shows the values of any selected registry key.
  3. To find a badware registry key, select "Edit," then select "Find," and in the search bar type any of badware 's registry keys.
  4. When the badware registry key appears, to delete the badware registry key, right-click it, and select "Modify," then select "Delete."

Deleting badware Registry Keys

How to delete badware DLLs:

  1. Open the Start menu, and click "Run." Type "cmd" in Run, and click "OK." (In Windows 7, just type "regedit" into the "Search programs and files" box in the Start menu.)
  2. To change your current directory, type "cd" in the command box, press "Space," and enter the full directory where the badware DLL is located. If you're not sure where the badware DLL is located, enter "dir" in the command box to display a directory's contents. To go one directory back, type "cd .." in the command box and press "Enter."
  3. When you've found a badware DLL, type "regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll" (e.g., "regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll") and press "Enter."

That's it. If you want to restore any badware DLL you removed, type "regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll" (e.g., "regsvr32 jl27script.dll") into your command box, and press "Enter."

Did badware change your homepage?

  1. Select Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options > General.
  2. Type your preferred home page's URL.
  3. Click "Use Default," "Apply," and "OK."