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Reliable Contributor exbrit
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Re: Any ideas of how to get rid of "XP Internet Security 2012" very real looking virus?

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You're welcome and good luck.

Re: Any ideas of how to get rid of "XP Internet Security 2012" very real looking virus?

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I had the same problem and couldn't download any files to clean it up.  Used a separate computer and found the following keys--to enter into the manual registration window.  The second one "removed" the malware--sufficient to let me download tools that completely removed it.

1147-175591-6550

2233-298080-3424

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Re: Any ideas of how to get rid of "XP Internet Security 2012" very real looking virus?

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XP Internet Security 2012 / XP Security Center 2012 / XP Antispyware 2012 / XP Antivirus 2012 / XP Security 2012 / XP Home Security 2012  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://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-xp-antivirus-2012

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 29/12/11 7:00:46 EST AM
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Re: Any ideas of how to get rid of "XP Internet Security 2012" very real looking virus?

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How to fix file associations in Windows:  https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1264

Kuttus please don't post registry key fixes, especially from rival software companies.