A high risk rogue application designed with malicious intent is XP Security 2011, a clone of XP Internet Security 2010 and Win 7 Internet Security 2011. This rogue antispyware application not only originates from a long line of destructive rogues, but has improved on its infiltration tactics making its penetration of the system virtually undetectable. XP Security 2011 will enter the system without the user’s permission and will hide its presence until it is ready to start its attack. This will be heralded by XP Security 2011 initiating a fake system scan each time the user logs on to Windows.
This fake system scan will inform the user that his system is under attack, and that he needs to purchase XP Security 2011 in order to stave off the attack and protect his system against this damage. Purchasing XP Security 2011 will not protect your PC, and you will receive nothing of value in return for your hard earned money. XP Security 2011 is completely unable to live up to any of its promises, and cannot protect the system against any type of threat or infection.
As a further attack, XP Security 2011 will prevent the user from running applications, and block his access to the Internet. This is done with a very explicit intention, to prevent the user from running or downloading an application which may be able to detect and remove XP Security 2011 from the system. It will also inundate the user with various fake security alerts designed to panic the user into paying for this worthless software. Some of the most popular fake alerts read as follows:
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
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.
The user will also notice an increased amount of erratic system behavior, coupled with poor system performance. This is all part of XP Security 2011’s plan to eventually make the PC unmanageable until the user either pays for the worthless product or decides to get rid of XP Security 2011.
Limit the damage this rogue is capable of and destroy XP Security 2011 immediately. This is best achieved by using a powerful removal tool which will not only obliterate XP Security 2011, but also protect the system against similar attacks in future.