XP Guardian (XPGuardian) Virus Removal Guide

XP Guardian

The following programs are a clone of XP Guardian and these programs are very similar – Antivirus XP 2010, Vista Internet Security, Vista Internet Security 2016, Vista Antivirus Pro, Vista Guardian, Antivirus Vista 2016, XP Internet Security, XP Internet Security 2016, Win 7 Antispyware 2016, Win 7 Internet Security, Win 7 Internet Security 2016, Win7 Guardian, XP Antivirus Pro, and XP Guardian 2016.

XP Guardian is a rogue security application, also known as a fake antivirus program. XP Guardian is one of many fake antivirus programs; other fake antivirus programs include Vista Antispyware 2016 and XP Antispyware 2016. XP Guardian hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various tactics. The program is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse; therefore, the program is generally installed with user permission. XP Guardian hopes to scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results. XP Guardian is fake and doesn’t work.

XP Guardian will create pop up windows, which include a XP Guardian Firewall Alert about Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen, which is a fake threat detected by XP Guardian. Other windows include a warning about a intrusion and about tracking software.

XP Guardian itself doesn’t work to remove viruses and therefore should be removed immediately. It has a website which it uses to advertise the fake program.

Common symptoms and characteristics of XP Guardian and other rogue security programs include:
1. XP Guardian is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. XP Guardian uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. XP Guardian website is unprofessional, with fake testimonials and fake awards.
4. The payment website for XP Guardian looks suspicious.
5. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Below is our recommended removal tool for XP Guardian. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with XP Guardian with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by XP Guardian, try using Process Explorer.

Manual XP Guardian Removal – In order to manually remove XP Guardian, the processes associated with XP Guardian must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before XP Guardian entered the computer.

Stop XP Guardian Processes (Learn How To Do This)
av.exe

Remove XP Guardian Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe

Remove XP Guardian Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XP Guardian
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\XP Guardian
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Guardian

Remove XP Guardian Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
av.exe

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