Beware of XP Security Cleaner Pro

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XP Security Cleaner Pro is a fake antivirus program that was developed for Windows XP operating system. As many other rogue antivirus, once injected into PC it starts scanning it Of course this is not a true scan searching for viruses but only an imitation of one. As a rule of thumb, it finds tons of infections and threats which are listed in popup warnings, similar to these ones:

XP Security Cleaner Pro ALERT System integrity threat! Warning! Sensitive data may be sent over your Internet connection right now! Details Attack from 252.211.92.28 port: 20928 Attacked port: 35268 Threat: Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Agent.x Do you want to block this attack?

XP Security Cleaner Pro Firewall Alert

XP Security Cleaner Pro has blocked a program from accessing the Internet. Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Tracking software found!
Your PC activity is being monitored. Possible spyware infection. Your data security may be compromised. Sensitive data can be stolen. Prevent damage now by completing a security scan.

XP Security Cleaner Pro Alert
System hacked!
Unknown programs is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!

XP Security Cleaner Pro Alert
Internet Connection alert!
Suspicious network activity detected!
Malware infection is possible!

If you click on the warning from XP Security Cleaner Pro, you will be asked to purchase a full version of the program. This is the aim of cyber criminals – to make you spend your

money on a worthless purchase. There is no need to tell that a full version of this rogue antivirus is not capable of detecting or removing any viruses. It does not even have a virus database. If you already paid the money, contact your credit card company as soon as possible and dispute the charges. You should also take means of precaution in

order for your credit card number not to be misused by criminals.

Once XP Security Cleaner Pro infects computer, it blocks existing security tools and disables the Task Manager. The rogue belongs to fake antivirus programs’ family called Braviax. Every one of them is designed for a particular operating system and even though they work very similar, they have different names, for example, PCs having Windows Vista would be infected with Vista Security Cleaner Pro, those having Windows 7 – with Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro.

XP Security Cleaner Pro is distributed using fake online security scanners and drive-by downloads. To avoid similar infections in the future, use legitimate antimalware and anti-spyware programs and always make sure your security tools are up to date. For a virus to be completely removed from your computer, follow its removal guide.

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