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dinene
Level 7

How to to remove XP security 2012

Have macfee security reports 11 Trojans and reports XP security 2012

How do you remove these? Thanks

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: How to to remove XP security 2012

You mean that McAfee has removed trojans and is detecting XP Security 2012?   If so perhaps rebooting into Safe Mode, by tapping F8 repeatedly while booting up, then going to My Computer and right-clicking the hard drive and selecting Scan.  You'll see activity only in the taskbar by the clock while it scans.  That should be able to remove whatever is left.

Otherwise check this thread for some useful hints:  https://community.mcafee.com/message/216894#216894

Or there is an excellent removal guide here:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-xp-security-2012 scroll down as the first links are adverts.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 13/12/11 10:37:41 EST AM
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dinene
Level 7

Re: How to to remove XP security 2012

Actually macfee did not remove the treats, running 2nd full scan and report shows 11 Trojans, 1 footings, ~65000 tracking cookies.  We keep on getting pop up pages about XP security 2012

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: How to to remove XP security 2012

OK then try the links I posted.  If it detected 11 trojans and various tracking cookies (which are mostly harmless) then those at least were removed.   Most antivirus software have problems detecting those fake anti-malware things because they aren't trojans, worms or viruses in the strict sense, just darn nuisances.

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kuttus
Level 9

Re: How to to remove XP security 2012

XP Internet Security 2012 / XP Security Center 2012 / XP Antispyware 2012 / XP Antivirus 2012 / XP S...  all these are same spayware.

If you are trying to remove this spyware, there are full instructions on how to do  that manually at the link :

http://123seminarsonly.com/Tips/007/XP-Internet-Security-2012.html

There is a possibility that you will not be able to open any exe file after the removal of virus

I will provide you one registry key. Download and run it. It will fix the issue with that open with  issue.

To fix that one try

https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1264

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cableman
Level 7

Re: How to to remove XP security 2012

I found that this site worked really good too.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=100844

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kuttus
Level 9

Re: How to to remove XP security 2012

There may be one more infection assosiated with it. . To check it's presence you have to do one thing.

In Windows XP

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Click on the start meanu and press on Run.

Inside the Run window type CMD and press on Okay.

In the black Command Window type

NETSH WINSOCK RESET and hit on enter.

If you get a message

"Sucessfully reset the Winsock Catalog.

You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." then you are safe.

If not your computer is infected.

Steps - 1

Try the above steps.

Steps-2

Ping.exe is a infection. To fix this run a SIGVERIF on the compuiter. For that Click on Start Menue -> Click on Run -> Type SIGVERIF and press on Ok.

Follow the instructions.

It will detect one infected *.sys  file. You have to replace that file from the recovery console.

The other solution to fix it is a Fresh Installation.

In Windows Vista and Windows 7

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Click on the Start Menu and in the Search box type CMD

At the top you can see a CMD file. Just right click on that file and select Run as

Administrator.

In the black Command Window type

NETSH WINSOCK RESET and hit on enter.

If you get a message

"Sucessfully reset the Winsock Catalog.

You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." then you are safe.

If not your computer is infected. In windows Vista and Windows 7 a successful system restore

will fix the issue. Try a system restore to a good point.

After a successful system restore try to do the same step again.

If you got the message "Sucessfully reset the Winsock Catalog.

You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." your computer is safe and secure.

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