XP Antispyware Pro 2013 is classified as a rogue antivirus because it matches all of the symptoms for being such. Even though its graphic user interface is made to look professional and legitimate one should not get tricked by this first impression. It only uses a well known brand‘s name to convince infected computer users into spending their money but actually does not have any virus database and is not capable of detecting nor removing infections.
One of the signs indicating that XP Antispyware Pro 2013 is a fake antivirus is that it initiates a system scan without any interference of a computer user. This is done every time you turn on your PC and as a rule of thumb lots of threats are supposedly found after such a scan. This is a psychological technique used by cyber criminals to convince people into paying for the so called full version of the program.
Another sign that you are facing a rogue antivirus is that XP Antispyware Pro 2013 installs itself without initiating this. In many cases a computer owner does not even know how it got there. Moreover, XP Antispyware Pro 2013 is known to block existing PC security which leaves your machine unprotected and exposed to other infections. This fake antivirus also blocks all of browsing sessions this way hindering searching of help on the Internet. The trick to overcome this blocking is by downloading the software from start menu.
There is no doubt XP Antispyware Pro 2013 should be removed as soon as detected. In some cases fake registering might help to deactivate the program but this will not delete it from the system. Only using legitimate antivirus programs will ensure its complete elimination.