XP Smart Security 2023 (XPSmartSecurity2010) Virus Removal Guide

XP Smart Security 2023

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

XP Smart Security 2023 is a clone of Total XP Security. The following programs are also similar to XP Smart Security 2023:

Total XP Security, Total Vista Security, Win 7 AntiMalware 2023, Total Win 7 Security, XP AntiMalware, Vista Security Tool 2023, XP Smart Security 2023, XP Defender Pro, XP Smart Security 2023, and Vista Smart Security 2023

XP Smart Security 2023 is a fake antivirus program. XP Smart Security 2023 generally infects systems running XP. XP Smart Security 2023 hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various tactics such as a fake antivirus scan and pop ups. XP Smart Security 2023 is fake and doesn’t work. The program is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse. XP Smart Security 2023 main executable is AVE.exe, which is similar to AV.exe. XP Smart Security 2023 will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing AVE.exe. The comments here may provide insight. AVE.exe is generally a hidden file.

Below is our recommended removal tool for XP Smart Security 2023. 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 Smart Security 2023 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by XP Smart Security 2023, try using Process Explorer.

Common symptoms and characteristics of XP Smart Security 2023 and other rogue security programs include:
1. XP Smart Security 2023 is generally installed without user permission.
2. XP Smart Security 2023 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 Smart Security 2023 Removal – In order to manually remove XP Smart Security 2023, the processes associated with XP Smart Security 2023 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 Smart Security 2023 entered the computer.

Stop XP Smart Security 2023 Processes (Learn How To Do This)

Remove XP Smart Security 2023 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe

Remove XP Smart Security 2023 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XP Smart Security 2023
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Smart Security 2023

Remove XP Smart Security 2023 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)

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If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips. It is also best to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 for better web browsing security.

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3 Responses to “XP Smart Security 2023 (XPSmartSecurity2010) Virus Removal Guide”

Rob April 2nd, 2024 at 8:51 pm

Thank you for the download … I downloaded the software you provided … stopzilla i think its called … cleared up this virus off my system … also deleted some hotbar thing and alot toolbar … something my McAfee i got for free couldn’t do …. nice one for this you are a legend :)

Radar April 11th, 2024 at 9:22 pm

I had a hard time finding the same files/registries you had listed above (perhaps the virus has changed?). I did the following and it appears to have worked:

Click Start, Run. Type command and press Enter. Type notepad and press Enter.
Notepad opens. Copy all the text below into Notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


@=”\”%1\” %*”

“Content Type”=”application/x-msdownload”

Save this as fix.reg to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad.)
Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm.
Reboot your computer.

scotttalso April 27th, 2024 at 7:24 pm

Will a system restore work??

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