XP Defender 2013 Is Considered to Be Virus?XP Defender 2013 is a complete scam which is elaborated by cyber fraudsters to steal money from less experienced users with despicable tactics. Even it's legit enough and convincing outwardly, XP Defender 2013 is believed to be an active member of the MultiRogue 2013 clan which live off bogus infection and system error notification to win the users trust and purchase its worthless product, also known as the alleged registered version. Apart from the out-of-nowhere warning popups about the threats and activation of XP Defender 2013, you will also see the way it imitates the inevitable scans which spawn each time when you start up the system. But it may expose flaws easily for attentive users since the scan only takes few seconds before giving the scary reports with various kinds of infections flagging which are supposedly detected by the rogue.
The purpose of XP Defender 2013 is to defraud you into purchasing its license (registration key) by presenting an illusion of a severely contaminated system. And it's believed that neither the unregistered nor the full version is created with no virus database, thus the hoax is qualified to remove nothing. To make things worse, the attack won't be stopped with the activation since the supported Trojan lingers. Only by effective means to completely remove XP Defender 2013, can the system be able to recover to the full functionality and be free of infection.
XP Defender 2013 Screenshot
XP Defender 2013 Malicious ActivitiesSlips into the computer dressed up as fake scanners or other bogus application.
Generates loads of faulty threats reports, warnings and alerts.
Disables legit security services such as Windows Firewall and security center.
Blocks running of executable files, even file download and upload.
Causes numerous redirect of Internet browsers to irrelevant pages.
Causes browser freezes with script errors or system crashes, and many others.
XP Defender 2013 Removal ToolAs known, there are limits for antivirus since it has to trace with the virus and make its move to quarantine or delete them. The won't hastily delete something before analyzing. Rogue authors use this drawback and write the malware to make system changes in a vague way that a real security tool would do and renames its harmless files with random name files, thus it adds difficulty for antivirus to detect and get rid of XP Defender 2013.
Referential Steps to Manually Remove XP Defender 2013Step 1： Restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking by pressing and holding F8 before Windows launches.
Step 2: Search for and manually delete below files:
Step 3: Navigate to remove the registry entries associated as below in Registry Editor:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = "OFp"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\<random 3 characters>.exe" -a "%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "IsolatedCommand" = ""%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command "(Default)" = ""%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command "IsolatedCommand" = ""%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp "(Default)" = "Application"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp "Content Type" = "application/x-msdownload"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp\DefaultIcon "(Default)" = "%1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\<random 3 characters>.exe" -a "%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OFp\shell\open\command "IsolatedCommand" = ""%1" %*"
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