XP Home Security 2011 (XPHomeSecurity 2011) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
XP Home Security 2011, also known as XPHomeSecurity2011, is a new fake antivirus / antispyware application. XP Home Security 2011 generally infects systems running Windows XP. The virus will change into Vista Home Security 2011 if it infects a computer running Vista; the virus will change into Win7 Home Security 2011 if it infects a computer running Windows 7. XP Home Security 2011 is a clone of a variety of fake antivirus programs and has a similar look to Total XP Security. XP Home Security 2011 main executable is a series of random letters; this executable is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe, which are the main executable of previous clones of this virus. XP Home Security 2011 will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing the main executable. The comments here and comments here may provide insight. The main executable is generally a hidden file.
Below is our recommended removal tool for XP Home Security 2011. 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 Home Security 2011 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by XP Home Security 2011, try using Process Explorer.
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because XP Home Security 2011 will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.
Common symptoms and characteristics of XP Home Security 2011 and other rogue security programs include:
1. XP Home Security 2011 is generally installed without user permission.
2. XP Home Security 2011 uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
Manual XP Home Security 2011 Removal – In order to manually remove XP Home Security 2011, the processes associated with XP Home Security 2011 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 Home Security 2011 entered the computer.
Important: Before attempting to manually remove XP Home Security 2011, we recommend that the user read through comments posted by other users on how they removed specific fake antivirus programs since many fake antivirus programs are similar. These comments can be found by clicking here. These comments may provide additional information which may be useful in removing XP Home Security 2011. However, please use discretion since these specific comments pertain to other fake antivirus programs.
Remove XP Home Security 2011 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters].exe
Remove XP Home Security 2011 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XP Home Security 2011
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\XP Home Security 2011
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Home Security 2011
Remove XP Home Security 2011 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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