XP Security 2012 is a rogue antispyware program which comes forth pretending to be a computer safeguard application. It is a fake malware removal tool that is extremely cunning, because it enters your system without your knowledge and/or consent and it can remain dormant for sometime, because it starts executing its evil deeds. If you have XP Security 2012 in your computer it means that you are most probably infected with dozens of Trojans, because that is the usual way for this rogue to enter affected computers. Most of the time, it spreads via Trojan infections.
Rogue which are distributed by Trojans are especially annoying, because this infection is able to mess up your registry entries and drop random files everywhere, thus enabling the infection to avoid being detected by a security program. It is very likely that XP Security 2012 is also using rootkits to avoid being notice by system’s safeguard applications. Also it can install various harmless files that are later recognized as malware in XP Security 2012 system scan.
It should be mentioned that XP Security 2012 is one of many rogues that have the same malicious code but go by different names. The name of the rogue in question is generated according to which Operating system the affected computer is running on. For example, if your computer runs on Vista or Windows 7 and you catch this rogue, then it will be called Vista Security 2012 or Win 7 Security 2012. Either way, the symptoms of the infections are the same and so are the fake security alerts received from these rogues. You should pay no attention to the following messages received from XP Security 2012:
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.
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.
It is rather ironic that a rogue is warning the user about security threats that only a rogue can pose. Instead of following XP Security 2012’s instructions, you should remove this rogue from your computer once and for all. Nothing is real about this program and it only wants your money. Erase XP Security 2012 from your system as soon as possible and shield it against similar attacks in the near future, because you can never know when the next rogue might come barging in.