XP Antivirus Pro 2013 is not a antimalware software as one might think even though it uses a legitimate company‘s name for its title. It is a program that belongs to fake or rogue antivirus category. This version of fake AV attacks computers that have XP operating system. Cyber criminals have developed several editions of rogue AV for Visa Operating system and Windows 7.
XP Antivirus Pro 2013 can be easily identified as a rogue. First of all it starts scanning your computer and searching for viruses without you initiating this command. This is a clear sign that you are looking at a fake antivirus. None of legitimate software performs any commands without a computer user’s consent, especially if this program has not been installed before. Note that XP Antivirus Pro 2013 does not actually scan your computer for viruses. It only imitates the process.
After a scan is completed, you will be given a list or threats found. For these to be removed, XP Antivirus Pro 2013 asks you to purchase a full version of the program. This is the principal method cyber criminals use to swindle people’s money away: first they make you believe that your computer is badly damaged and then try to convince you into spending your money for a so called solution to the threats found.
XP Antivirus Pro 2013 should be removed immediately, once it is identified as a fake antivirus. For a computer to be protected from similar infections in the future, you should use a strong computer security, for example Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spyhunter or Spyware Doctor.