The XP Protection 2013 is a fake rogue application which presents itself as a legitimate security software. Once installed on any machine the XP Protection 2013 performs fake scans on the infected computer, and shows threatening results. In order to remove these so called errors, you are asked to purchase the paid version of XP Protection 2013. However, in reality, this is nothing more than a malicious application that is designed to trap users. When you buy this so called security software, you have to provide your details such as emails, credit card details, and other data to the publishers who are hackers. You not only lose your hard earned money, but your information details also transferred to these online criminals who then used this for fraudulent purposes. Once this dangerous parasite infects your computer, you are unable to perform your daily tasks.

Manual Removal Method of XP Protection 2013

Once your computer becomes the victim of XP Protection 2013, you have to remove it either by using manual removal instructions, or by purchasing an automatic removal tool. The manual removal method is difficult but not impossible, however, for the novice users we recommend the automatic method to get rid of this parasite. The manual removal instructions are mentioned below:-

Start the Computer in Safe Mode

You have to reboot the computer in safe mode to terminate the normal mode. In this regard, you have to restart the infected machine and hit F8 key while the machine is in restarting process. This will bring the boot option menu on your screen from which you have to choose the safe mode option.

Delete the Malicious Processes

When your system is booted in the safe mode, you have to start the windows task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. When the task manager is started, you need to click on the processes tab, and delete the following associated processes of this parasite:-

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Delete the Associated Files

Once the processes thing is completed successfully, you have to remove the associated files of the XP Protection 2013 immediately. In this regard, you have to locate and remove the following files from the system file folder:-

  • %Desktopdir%\XP Protection 2013 Virus.lnk
  • %Programs%\XP Protection 2013 Virus\XP Protection 2013 Virus.lnk

Delete Registry Entries

You also need to clean the windows registry from the entries created by this dangerous application to keep itself resident in the background. In this regard, you have to click on the start button, and select run option before running the “regedit” command to open the registry editor. You have to find as well as delete the following associated entries from the registry. Close the registry editor and restart the system in the normal mode:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Protection 2013 Virus\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Protection 2013 Virus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Protection 2013 Virus\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Protection 2013 Virus\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Protection 2013 Virus\DisplayName XP Protection 2013 Virus

How to Remove XP Protection 2013 ?
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