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Rid yourself of XP AntiVirus 2008 once and for all

While the Internet is filled with people with all experience and confidence levels, the one thing that we all have in common is a concern for our safety while we surf. Even if it hasn't happened to us, most have heard a story from someone who lost the material on their hard drives because they ran into a program or a person they shouldn't have. That's why programs like XP AntiVirus 2008 are so popular. They claim to be able to detect and protect you against most of the concerning programs online, but the reality is far from the truth. Many people realize that after purchasing XP AntiVirus 2008 that they can't seem to get rid of it. Let's take a closer look at this program and how you can remove XP AntiVirus from your computer permanently.

What is XP AntiVirus 2008?

The program known as XP AntiVirus 2008 is known as a rogue anti spyware program. Rogue antispyware programs are those that install themselves on your computer (often without your knowledge or permission) and use high-pressure tactics to get you to purchase the full version of the program.

How did I Get XP AntiVirus 2008?

You likely ran into XP AntiVirus 2008 in one of two ways. The installation may have occurred when you downloaded a different shareware or freeware program.  You might have also run into XP AntiVirus 2008 during a drive-by installation on an unsafe webpage.

What you might notice

No matter how the program ended up on your computer, one of the first things you will notice is a series of popup advertisements. They often look like scan results from an anti virus program. The pop ups that you see will tell you that you are infected with a number of computer viruses, as well as adware and spyware infections that could immediately harm your computer. Unfortunately, that information isn't completely true. The point of these pop ups is to get you to immediately purchase and download the full version of XP AntiVirus 2008 although that is likely the last thing you should do.

Lots of websites give you annoying pop up windows, so how are you supposed to know which ones are affiliated with XP AntiVirus 2008? One sign is that these pop up windows will be extremely tough to close out. You may even be tricked into thinking you have closed out a window, when, in fact, you have inadvertently caused a whole new series to pop up. It is a good idea to simply close out the browser you are using altogether or even shut down your computer rather than having to deal with this litany of pop up windows.

You should realize that even though these pop up windows and fake scans tell you that you have many dangerous files on your computer, in almost all cases, you do not. If you are worried that your computer might actually be infected, do a scan with your existing anti virus program or anti spyware program to find out for sure.

There are several other tell tale signs that you have XP AntiVirus installed on your computer without you knowing. The first is that you should notice a performance decrease in nearly every system on your computer. From the time it takes for your computer to start up to the time it takes for programs to open and close, if you notice a slow down, you might have XP AntiVirus 2008 installed on your machine.

Finally, if you notice that your web browser is constantly being redirected to the same page, over and over again, then you might have this program on your machine. If the web page that continually displays on your computer is the home page for purchasing XP AntiVirus 2008, the chances are quite good that you have some form of the program installed.

What should I do? - XP AntiVirus 2008 Removal

To remove XP AntiVirus 2008, you basically have two options. First, you can download a reputable anti spyware program like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) and simply scan your computer to get rid of XP AntiVirus 2008 for you. Should you choose this option, talk with friends, family members, or anti virus forum members to find the right program for you. Be sure to research any advice you get thoroughly. Once you've made your selection, purchase and install the program. Be sure to update it regularly, and schedule scans of your computer on a weekly basis.

The other option you have for XP AntiVirus 2008 removal is to handle it manually. Please be aware that manual removal of programs like XP AntiVirus 2008 require a delicate touch since you will be asked to change your computer's registry. It's a task that's best handled by a professional computer technician.

Start by disabling each associated process on your computer. A complete list of files, processes, and registry keys appears after this article. Once you have disabled each process, delete the associated DLL and program files as well as any related folders. Finally, edit your system's registry to remove all entries that work with the program.


1. install_xp.exe
2. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupntoskrnl.exe
3. download.exe
4. %program_files%xpantivirusunins000.exe
5. %program_files%xpantivirusxpantivirus.exe
6. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupexplorer.exe
7. xpantivirus.exe
8. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupexplorer.exe.md5
9. install_xp.exe
10. %program_files%xpantivirusxpantivirusupdate.exe
11. %program_files%xpantivirusxpantivirusupdate.exe
12. %program_files%xpantivirusunins000.exe
13. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupexplorer.exe
14. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupntoskrnl.exe
15. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupntoskrnl.exe.md5
16. %program_files%xpantivirusxpantivirus.exe
17. xpantivirusupdate.exe

DLL Files:

1. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupshlwapi.dll
2. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupshlwapi.dll
3. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupwininet.dll
4. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupshlwapi.dll.md5
5. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupwininet.dll
6. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackupwininet.dll.md5

Registry Keys:

1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 inno setup: icon group
2. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirus
3. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions minimizetotray
4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilter imagepath
5. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilterenum nextinstance
6. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions enableantirootkit
7. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfiltersecurity
8. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions updateurl
9. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 quietuninstallstring
10. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 inno setup: setup version
11. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowsshellnoroammuicache c:program filesxpantivirusxpantivirus.exe
12. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 inno setup: user
13. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilterenum
14. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfiltersecurity security
15. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1
16. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions helpurl
17. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 norepair
18. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 helplink
19. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilterenum initstartfailed
20. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions transactionkey
21. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 publisher
22. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions aff
23. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions afterregisterurl
24. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun xp antivirus
25. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 uninstallstring
26. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 nomodify
27. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions offsiteurl
28. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions registerurl
29. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 inno setup: app path
30. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions versionurl
31. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 installdate
32. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilterenum count
33. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions autoscanonstartup
34. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions autoupdate
35. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilter errorcontrol
36. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun xp antivirus
37. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 urlinfoabout
38. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusfirstrun
39. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 urlupdateinfo
40. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions billingurl
41. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions lastscan
42. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun xp antivirus
43. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions programversion
44. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 displayname
45. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions labelurl
46. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilter displayname
47. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionuninstallxp antivirus_is1 installlocation
48. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions
49. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions totalscans
50. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusregister
51. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilter start
52. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions billingurlapproved
53. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilter type
54. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions firstrunurl
55. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions enablesysbackup
56. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions startwithwindows
57. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions firstrunminimize
58. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetservicesxpantivirusfilter
59. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions startminimized
60. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexplorerbrowser helper objects{9a19966f-ae0e-4699-8cce-9b6f5f1c352c}
61. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions checkhidden
62. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexplorermenuorderstart menuprogramsxp antivirus
63. HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarexp antivirusoptions enableadvanced

Program Files:

1. xpantivirus.url
2. %program_files%xpantivirushelper.sys
3. %program_files%xpantivirusunins000.dat
4. %program_files%xpantiviruspn.cfg
5. %profile%application datamicrosoftinternet explorerquick launchxpantivirus.lnk
6. %common_programs%xp antivirusxpantivirus.lnk
7. %desktopdirectory%xpantivirus.lnk
8. %common_programs%xp antivirusuninstall xpantivirus.lnk
9. %program_files%xpantivirusbackup.lst
10. %program_files%xpantiviruswhitelist.cfg
11. xpantivirus.lnk
12. %program_files%xpantivirusxpantivirus.url
13. %common_programs%xp antivirusxpantivirus on the web.lnk
14. %program_files%xpantivirusspyware.dat
15. %program_files%xpantivirusxpantivirus_log.txt
16. %program_files%xpantivirusver.dat

Associated Folders:
1. %common_programs%xp antivirus
2. %program_files%xpantivirussysbackup
3. %program_files%xpantivirus
4. %program_files%xpantivirusquarantine

Removing XP AntiVirus 2008 Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of XP AntiVirus 2008 and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove XP AntiVirus 2008 Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing XP AntiVirus 2008 please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.

Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on XP AntiVirus 2008 and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse XP AntiVirus 2008.

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