How to remove the XP_AntiSpyware virus

Most antivirus programs identify XP_AntiSpyware.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.gfc or Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.gju, and Symantec identifies it as AntiVirus2009.

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XP_AntiSpyware.exe file information

The process known as XP Antispyware Module belongs to software XP Antispyware (version 2009) or XP Antispyware Module by unknown.

Description: XP_AntiSpyware.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. XP_AntiSpyware.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 808,646 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 821,836 bytes or 813,644 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. XP_AntiSpyware.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. XP_AntiSpyware.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with XP Antispyware 2009 occur, you can also completely remove it (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify XP_AntiSpyware.exe related errors

Important: You should check the XP_AntiSpyware.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Es ist eine ziemlich miese Spyware
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Summary: Average user rating of XP_AntiSpyware.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks XP_AntiSpyware.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving XP_AntiSpyware issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active XP_AntiSpyware process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the XP_AntiSpyware.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

XP_AntiSpyware.exe [all]