Wednesday, 26 June 2013

XP Antispyware Pro 2013 Attacks Computers - How To Protect From Its Infection?

XP Antispyware Pro 2013 is a rogue antivirus that belongs to Fake Rean/Braviax family. It targets computers having Windows XP operating system. As all of this family rogues, XP Antispyware Pro 2013 is known to disable existing computer security, legitimate programs and browser sessions. The aim of this fake antivirus program is to trick people's money away by trying to convince an infected computer user that her PC is badly damaged. Since cyber criminals use prepaid payment systems for collecting money, it is particularly difficult to trace the amounts paid.
For those not familiar with fake AV it might be difficult to identify that a computer is infected. XP Antispyware Pro 2013, just like many rogue AVs, shares several main features:
  • its graphic user's interface (GUI) looks professional in order to create an impression of a legitimate antivirus;
  • after infiltrating into the system fake AV imitates a computer scan and presents a list of threats found;
  • as a solution to any of the problems found rogue AV offers purchase of its full version.
XP Antispyware Pro 2013 might get installed after browsing through corrupted websites and pressing on advertisements. It is also distributed in attachments of spam e-mails. Malware uses Adobe, Java or other software vulnerabilities to get inside a computer. In a case of infection, you should remove XP Antispyware Pro 2013 as soon as noticed. There are reputable antivirus and antispyware tools available. If one tool is not enough to get rid of rogue AV, use multiple tools.
To protect your computer from XP Antispyware Pro 2013 attacks you should follow safe computer usage and internet browsing tips. An advice number one listed on many Lists is reliable and legitimate antivirus software. But it is not enough to have it. You must check regularly if your computer security is up to date. Also make sure that your computer operating system is updated. Another point to consider is having your web browser up to date since fixes of security holes are being identified and eliminated constantly. It is not recommended to download shareware or freeware files from untrustworthy sources because these might be a reason of many infections. In a case of downloading a file, you should scan it first before using it. When navigating through the Internet, leave the webpage if it looks suspicious. Note that even those pages that you use regularly and have been safe before might be infected one day. If you let other people use your computer, create another account for this with limited rights especially when it concerns downloading and installing of programs.

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