XP Defender Pro forms part of a sophisticated family of rogue antispyware applications which has the ability to alter its properties to fit in with its environment. This is to say that depending on which Operating System the user is running, XP Defender Pro can alter its name to Vista Defender Pro or Win 7 Defender Pro. What is more, XP Defender Pro is a fake security tool which only emulates the workings of a real antispyware application. It certainly does not have the ability to protect against any type of threat, and never had the intention to.
This rogue will enter the system surreptitiously and will not let up until the user either decides to pay for or remove XP Defender Pro from the system. It will not alert user to its presence until XP Defender Pro is ready to start its attack against the system. This will happen by XP Defender Pro initiating a fake system scan which will inevitably yield bogus results. Following this fake scan, the user will be presented with various fake security alerts in the form of pop up messages with the exact same intention in mind:
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 security scan.
XP Defender Pro Firewall Alert!
XP Defender Prohas 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.
Other symptoms associated with XP Defender Pro include users not being able to connect to the Internet or launching applications on the infected system. Users have also complained about poor system performance and increased erratic system behavior.
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