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XP Antivirus 2009, Security Center, XPAntivirus - It's not real!Type of Infections
Ok, so I realize that this infection is running rampant across the web. Everyone is becoming infected with the XP Antivirus, and when infected it will alert you of all kinds of security vulnerabilities that may or may not be present in your system. The XP Antivirus program will alert you of virus infections that is far exaggerated from what is on your system, but the problem with this program is that it becomes imbedded in windows, or at least makes itself look like it is, by displaying a fake Security Center.
In the 2009 version, the security center looks much more real and can easily fool even an experienced user. Hopefully, you won't ever see the XP Antivirus. The key to not getting infected is to watch the sites that you are going to. Be careful not to click on odd looking links, and if you are prompted to install something when you go to a website, your best bet is not to do it. If you do accept it, and install the program, it is KEY that you don't pay them for it. The program is not real, and it actually installs more viruses rather then removing any. If you do install the program and then pay for it, I recommend canceling the card to be safe, changing all of your passwords for online banking, and have someone like myself begin a cleaning process on your machine. Once you are clean, I would recommend installing Norton Internet Security and Spysweeper to not become re-infected.
Below are pictures of the program so you know what to look out for.
Best of luck at staying clean, but if you ever need me just call!
Thanks for reading,
Dog On Fire
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