XP Smart Security 2018 (XPSmartSecurity2010) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
XP Smart Security 2018 is a clone of Total XP Security. The following programs are also similar to XP Smart Security 2018:
Total XP Security, Total Vista Security, Win 7 AntiMalware 2018, Total Win 7 Security, XP AntiMalware, Vista Security Tool 2018, XP Smart Security 2018, XP Defender Pro, XP Smart Security 2018, and Vista Smart Security 2018
XP Smart Security 2018 is a fake antivirus program. XP Smart Security 2018 generally infects systems running XP. XP Smart Security 2018 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 2018 is fake and doesn’t work. The program is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse. XP Smart Security 2018 main executable is AVE.exe, which is similar to AV.exe. XP Smart Security 2018 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 2018. 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 2018 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by XP Smart Security 2018, try using Process Explorer.
Common symptoms and characteristics of XP Smart Security 2018 and other rogue security programs include:
1. XP Smart Security 2018 is generally installed without user permission.
2. XP Smart Security 2018 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 2018 Removal – In order to manually remove XP Smart Security 2018, the processes associated with XP Smart Security 2018 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 2018 entered the computer.
Remove XP Smart Security 2018 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe
Remove XP Smart Security 2018 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XP Smart Security 2018
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\XP Smart Security 2018
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Smart Security 2018
Remove XP Smart Security 2018 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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