XP Home Security is a fake security application which enters the system under false pretenses. It enters the system surreptitiously and hides its presence from the user until such time that it is ready to start its attack against the system. XP Home Security 2011 hails from a sophisticated family of rogues which has the ability to alter its properties to adapt to its surroundings. This means that should the user be running the Windows 7 or Vista operating system, XP Home Security 2011 will alert its name to Win 7 Home Security 2011 or Vista Home Security 2011.
This rogue will use any means at its disposal to facilitate the infiltration of itself into the system without the user’s permission. This ranges from using bogus online malware scanners and seditious browser hijacking websites. These browser hijackers forcefully redirect the user to its compromised landing pages in an effort to root its infection into the system through drive-by download tactics.
XP Home Security 2011 will reveal its presence by starting a fake security scan each time the user logs on to Windows. This fake scan will invariably report on fake threats being present on the system. Following this XP Home Security 2011 will spam the user with various fake security alerts in the form of pop up messages. These fake pop up messages are also intended to merely panic the user into paying for XP Home Security 2011’s worthless software. Some of the more popular fake alerts read as follows:
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.
Users have also complained about poor system performance, increased erratic system behaviour and hidden folder contents. XP Home Security 2011 will also block the user’s access to the Internet, and prevent them from executing applications on the infected PC. The rogue does this in an effort to prevent the user from running or downloading an application which may be able to detect and remove XP Home Security 2011 from the system.
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