Fake AV ‘XP Antivirus 2012’ Circulating, Reports Enigma Software
US situated Enigma Software Group an organization which deals with Internet security analysis says that one more fake anti-virus named 'XP Antivirus 2012' is doing the rounds on the Net.
Elaborating on the software, the security company says that it isn't software for safeguarding a user's computer from spyware or virus infections rather it's a piece of malware itself, which constantly alters its name. Indeed, XP Antivirus 2012 is like a well-known malicious anti-spyware similar to Vista anti-virus 2012, XP Security 2012, Win 7 Security 2012 and Vista Security 2012 that are already into existence in the wild.
The company further observes that operators of computer systems who may've come across XP Antivirus 2012 must have realized firsthand the extent to which this software causes annoyance and deception.
Essentially, the rogue program doesn't simply exhibit alerts and system scanners it as well disrupts the user's Operating System from functioning. Accordingly, it repeatedly interrupts the computer's work as well as weakens its user's privacy. Occasionally, the malicious product may even allow additional PC worms to infiltrate the already contaminated system.
Besides, for further remaining safe from this fake application, specialists on Internet safety observe that another anti-virus application which's genuine must be installed for removing and substituting the XP Antivirus 2012. . If this isn't done, it may endanger end-users' PCs. In addition, the specialists advise end-users for exercising utter caution while going to unfamiliar websites or loading fresh unknown applications.
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