## How to remove XP Police Antivirus (Removal Guide)

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### Lawrence Abrams

• January 26, 2009
• 11:23 PM

### What is XP Police Antivirus?

XP Police Antivirus is a new program that attempts to deliberately trick you into thinking you are infected. It does this by displaying security warnings from your Windows taskbar, by displaying a fake Windows Security Center window, and by showing fake infections after scanning your computer. It is for these reasons that we categorize this program as a rogue anti-spyware program.

When XP Police Antivirus is installed on to your computer it will add an entry to your Windows registry so that the program starts automatically when you boot the computer. Once the program is loaded it will automatically scan your computer and list a large amount of infections. These infections, though, cannot be removed unless you first purchase XP Antivirus Police. This is a scam as the infections that are found do not actually exist on your computer. They are only being shown in order to scare you into thinking you are infected and hoping that you will purchase their software.

While the program is running you may also encounter other undesirable behavior such as:

• When browsing the web in Internet Explorer you will randomly be shown a page stating that there was "Insecure Internet acitivity. Threat of virus attack". It will then prompt you to either purchase XP Police Antivirus or continue to the page you were requesting. Regardless of the answer you select, it will still open the purchase page for the rogue.

• Alerts pretending to be firewall alerts stating that your computer is sending hidden data to a remote computer.

• A fake Windows Security Center that states that "Windows Security center reports that 'XP Police Antivirus' is inable <sic>" and that you should purchase the software. This Window is just a fake and is not the actual Windows Security Center and should be ignored.

• A fake alert in the form of a small box appearing above your Windows taskbar stating that your computer is sending unauthorized information to random IP addresses.

• A small balloon alert stating that a Trojan was detected and that you should purchase XP Police Antivirus to protect yourself. The text of this alert is:

Trojan Detected!

A piece of malicious code was found in your system which can replicate itself if no action is taken. Click here to have your system cleaned by XP Police Antivirus.

• Your computer beginning to act slower due to XP Police using up your computer's resources while performing the above actions.

If you encounter any of the above alerts, they should all be ignored as they are displaying false information. Instead please use the guide below to remove XP Police Antivirus program and any associated malware for free.

### Self Help Guide

This guide is intended for advanced computer users only. Please ensure your data is backed up before proceeding. If you’re uncomfortable making changes to your computer, consider having a professional help clean your computer or ask in the forums.
1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.

4. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

5. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If MalwareBytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.

6. MBAM will now start and you will be at the main screen as shown below.

Please click on the Scan Now button to start the scan. If there is an update available for Malwarebytes it will automatically download and install it before performing the scan.

7. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.

8. When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image below due to the guide being updated for newer versions of MBAM.

You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

9. You can now exit the MBAM program.

Your computer should now be free of the XP Police Antivirus program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.

View Associated XP Police Antivirus Files

c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\AVCoreFn.dll c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\bdconf.cfg c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Core.dll c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\setup.dat c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\xppolice.exe c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\ceva_dll.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\ceva_emu.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\ceva_vfs.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\ceva_vfs.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\cevakrnl.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\cevakrnl.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\cevakrnl.rvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\cookie.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\cran.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\cran.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\e_spyw.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\e_spyw.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\emalware.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\gvmscripts.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\hpe.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\java.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\mdx_97.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\mdx_97.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\mdx_w95.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\mdx_x95.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\mdx_xf.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\mobmalware.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\na.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\nelf.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\regarch.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\regscan.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\rup.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\sdx.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\sdx.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\unpack.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\unpack.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\vb0.dat c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\vb1.dat c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\vb2.dat c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\ve.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\ve.ivd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\Plugins\vedata.cvd c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\sounds c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\sounds\alert.wav c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\sounds\click.wav c:\Program Files\XPPoliceAntivirus\sounds\fire.wav %UserProfile%\Desktop\XP Police Antivirus.LNK %UserProfile%\Start Menu\XP Police Antivirus.LNK

View Associated XP Police Antivirus Registry Information

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XP Police Antivirus HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b6b571fb-b71d-449c-ad70-82e966328795}

### This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.

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