Windows XP is an operating system that was created by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including Home and Business Desktops, laptops and media centers, MS XP was released in August 2001 and it is the most famous version of Microsoft Windows, it’s based on installed user base, the name XP is short for experience.
Windows XP was the substitution to both Windows 2000 and Windows Me and it was the first consumer oriented operating system produced by Microsoft to be built on the Windows NT kernel and architecture, Windows XP was released for retail sale on Oct 25, 2001 and over 400 million copies were in use in Jan 2006 estimate in that month by IDC analyst, the most common editions of the operating system were Windows XP Home Edition which was targeted at home users and windows XP Professional which offered additional features such as support for Windows Server domains and two physical processors and it was targeted at power users, business and enterprises clients, Windows XP Media Center Editions has additional features enhancing the ability to record and watch TC shows, listen music and view DVD movies.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition was designed to run a stylus application which was built to using the Tablet PC platform.
Now days some of the viruses are masking themselves to look like Windows updates and alerts, they are disabling windows features like Task Manager, Internet Explorer, and Administrator Accounts etc.
Following are steps to Spot XP Antivirus (Virus) on your system
In the first step you will look at XP Antivirus 2009 and 2010 this program will install on your system without you knowing it, it will tell you that you are infected by a file and you will have to take a scan and it will show you that it found many viruses and you need to purchase the software to remove all viruses and this is the scam by this it created the virus.
Now you have to know that how to spot this icon, it will look like to the windows security alert icon, but it’s not, you can check that because the virus is a checkered shield and the Windows icon is a red shield with an X.
To kill this program is open Task Manager or press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
Now click on the processed tab and find any processes that are labeled with Windows XP Antivirs.exe or anything similar to that, when you find these processes then click the End.
After above run a full scan with your antivirus program that has been paid for and updated, if you don’t want to pay and want to do it free than you can download AVG 8.0 which is free and can be downloaded online.