The XP Rogues (Fake Anti-virus) are Back for 2011

It’s the Operating System that will not die and is still favored by so many…Windows XP.  Malware authors and distributors know this and consequently have made a new round of Rogues (fake antivirus) to trick users into handing over their cash and worse, their identities.

Yesterday I encountered 2 new XP Rogues:

  1. Windows XP AntiSpyware 2011 – Vipre eventually killed this one, but did allow it to load and run.
  2. XP Internet Security – Microsoft Security Essentials just ignored this one.  I had to use Malwarebytes to get rid of it.

Here are some screen shots of these two new XP Rogues (click for a larger image):



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