How to get rid of the XP_AntiSpyware VirusSometimes the XP_AntiSpyware file may cloak a virus, such as Symantec found AntiVirus2009, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_FRAUDPA.ARB. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with XP_AntiSpyware.exe
The XP_AntiSpyware.exe process is also known as XP Antispyware Module and is a part of XP Antispyware (Version 2009). This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of XP_AntiSpyware.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- XP Antispyware Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- XP Antispyware Module has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- XP_AntiSpyware.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module XP_AntiSpyware.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about XP_AntiSpyware.exe XP Antispyware Module
XP_AntiSpyware.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. XP_AntiSpyware.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 808,646 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 821,836 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. XP_AntiSpyware.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 26% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find XP_AntiSpyware.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about XP_AntiSpyware?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall XP Antispyware
To remove XP Antispyware Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for XP Antispyware in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if XP_AntiSpyware.exe (XP Antispyware Module) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of XP Antispyware Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for XP Antispyware Module or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or XP_AntiSpyware.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.