If you've seen XP Smart Security from a pop-up while you were working or surfing in your PC, you've just encountered one of the most dangerous software out there.
Or did you already fall victim to that seemingly generous offer to clean your computer from infections? Here's your guide to understanding and removing the dangerous XP Smart Security.
Like the other potent and hazardous viruses, it is powered by the Trojan that misleads computer users and netizens into believing they are safe flash updates.
In reality, such updates are already the first step to lure people into believing it's safe to download.
But it is not, and here's why.
Whether you download the virus or install an unfamiliar spyware, you get the same result: crashing systems.
Once you bite into the offer for free download of the XP Smart Security, you've opened the floodgates of virus that will snake its way into the tiniest security gap.
Once it has entered your computer system, it creates a registry that guarantees its corruption with all startup systems.
It then claims to have activated a full system scan and deliver reports that your computer is infected.
Of course, everything about the scan, the reports of many viruses present in your computer, and the offer to deal with the problem are all fake.
They are designed to scare users into action, and opting immediately for solutions.
But that's just the start.
Whoever made the XP Smart Security 2010 is a step ahead at deceptions.
They pose recommendations that sound most sound and advanced.
It will advocate use of the latest and full version of their program that ensures all viruses are deleted, and protect your PC from then on.
To entice even more, it claims to be the latest 2010 version! If you don't bite the advertisement just yet, expect to have more pop-ups warnings and alerts stating your great need for security.
So much for a computer threat claiming to eliminate the dangers! You can, of course, opt for the safest, quickest way out and riddance from such malware.
Don't be thinking you can do it later because it could outsmart you, like it has done many users.
Act immediately once you've detected an attempt of such virus, or any other virus for that matter.
Yes, removal of the XP Smart Security, though done manually, must be done by reliable computer experts, particularly those who have had the experience with this kind of virus.
You could also opt for a guide from security websites in removing the virus.
If you attempt to do it yourself, you might incur missteps in the process that could do more damage.