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Removal instructions for XP Antispyware 2010

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What is XP Antispyware 2010?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that XP Antispyware 2010 is a fake anti-malware application. These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats. In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue. You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.

How do I know if I am infected with XP Antispyware 2010?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:


And see these warnings:









How did XP Antispyware 2010 get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was installed by a trojan.

How do I remove XP Antispyware 2010?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.

Please follow the detailed instructions posted in the last post in this thread.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software. If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for additional protection.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware would have protected you against the XP Antispyware 2010 rogue. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:

C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Dck.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BMIMZMHMFM] C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Dck.exe

Note: the elements in the startup entry are randomized names

Alterations made by the installer:

  File System
In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}
Adds the file Dck.exe
In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS
Adds the file msa.exe"="01:21 24/01/10 136704 bytes
In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS\Tasks
Adds the file {35DC3473-A719-4d14-B7C1-FD326CA84A0C}.job"="20:20 28/01/10 248 bytes
Adds the file {66BA574B-1E11-49b8-909C-8CC9E0E8E015}.job"="20:20 28/01/10 364 bytes


"BMIMZMHMFM"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Dck.exe'"

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3653
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

1/28/2010 8:53:26 PM
mbam-log-2010-01-28 (20-53-26).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 97991
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 13 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 2
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe (ROGUE.Win7Antispyware2010) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Dck.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile (Trojan.Fakealert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\BMIMZMHMFM (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\XML (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\bmimzmhmfm (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\(default) (Hijacked.exeFile) -> Bad: (secfile) Good: (exefile) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe (ROGUE.Win7Antispyware2010) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Dck.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\msa.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{66BA574B-1E11-49b8-909C-8CC9E0E8E015}.job (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.

We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • IP-blocks
  • Execution protection

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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The malware described above uses several names and adapts to the Windows version iun use. You can find other manifestations below.

The removal method is exactly the same.

Other manifestations of this malware

XP Internet Security 2010


Antivirus XP 2010


Vista Antivirus Pro


Vista Antivirus Pro 2010


Vista Antispyware 2010


Vista Internet Security 2010

No screenshot available at the moment

Win7 Antispyware 2010


Win7 Internet Security 2010


Win7 Guardian 2010


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Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

If you are unable to do this from the infected computer diurectly, transfer the file from another computer.

Download the mbam-setup.exe to your desktop.

Now make sure extensions are shown. To do this, please look here

Then rename the mbam-setup.exe: mbamsetupexe.png to mbam-setup.com: mbamsetupcom.png

Then launch mbam-setup.com in order to install Malwarebytes' Anti-malware

Once Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is installed, navigate to your Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and locate the mbam.exe in there:


rename it to mbam.com:


Now doubleclick mbam.com to launch Malwarebytes' Anti-malware.

  • Click the "Update" tab and click the "Check For updates" button.
  • Once the program has loaded and updates were downloaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart, so please allow MBAM to restart.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

This should get rid of your problem as you see in the screenshot below:


You will be prompted to reboot the computer. Once this has been done, please rename mbam.com back to mbam.exe.

You'll see that it will be able to run again.

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