Antispyware Pro XP is a spyware that infects computers through Trojan viruses and other malware. Once the spyware installs itself it begins generating pop-ups that warn you of different spyware found on your computer. It offers the Antispyware Pro XP application to remove the spyware and protect your computer in the future. This spyware tries to scare inexperienced users into buying a fake application that does not remove any threats from computers and is a spyware in itself. You need to remove this Web parasite immediately by deleting its registry entries, files and folders.
Kill System Process
Press "Ctrl-Shift-Esc" to launch the Windows Task Manager.
Click the "Processes" tab to view the list of programs currently running. Select "antispywareproxp.exe."
Click "End Process" and close the Task Manager.
Delete Registry Entries
Click the Windows "Start" button, type "regedit" in the Search field and press "Enter" to launch the Registry Editor.
Find and delete the following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\software\\secure solutions\\AntispywareProXP lgid
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\software\\secure solutions\\AntispywareProXP lid
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\software\\secure solutions\\AntispywareProXP pid
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\software\\secure solutions\\AntispywareProXP\\2.1 installtime
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\software\\secure solutions\\AntispywareProXP\\2.1 start counter
Close the Registry Editor.
Remove Files and Folders
Go the Windows "Start" button, type "as2008xp.exe" in the Search field, right-click the file when it appears in the search results and select "Delete" from the context menu.
Repeat the search-and-delete process for the following files:
Restart your computer.
- Always back up important data before manually removing a virus or spyware.
- Removal or modification of any incorrect registry entries may cause your computer to operate improperly or not at all.