XP Police Antivirus

XP Police Antivirus is a bogus security program for Windows system. It will attempt to persuade users into obtaining the registered version by providing fake scan results on victim’s computer. This fake anti-virus software comes from a large group of malicious applications that has created various variants of it. XP Police Antivirus is just a mimic of the other versions and only obvious change is its name. Graphical user interface and method of propagation remains the same. Usually, XP Police Antivirus will be acquired from web sites that will disguise as an online virus scanner. These web sites will automatically run a scan on visitor’s machine, although it is not a real process, it will detect a number of threats in order to push visitors to install the trial version of XP Police Antivirus.

Innocent users may think that the endorsed program will help remove threats, so many have fallen into the trick of this rogue program. Right after it is installed; it will carry another local scan on the computer and detects dozens of threats. An advice to remove these infections follows but can only be performed if the licensed version of XP Police Antivirus is purchased. Users will be brought to an online payment web site where credit card account is needed to complete the transaction.

XP Police Antivirus

Signs and Symptoms of XP Police Antivirus Infection:

Browser is redirected to XP Police Antivirus web sites
Rogue program is coupled with web site that promotes the full version of it. Also, the same web sites are used for online payment if user has fallen into the trap of this malware.

Exhibits fake pop-ups and security alert
In order to deceive computer users, XP Police Antivirus will exhibit a bunch of fake security alerts and warning messages. It also intends to promote the malware as the sole remover for identified threats.

XP Police Antivirus will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that XP Police Antivirus will show scan result that is full of errors and threats. This result is fictitious and you should not follow its recommendation.

Other Functions of XP Police Antivirus:

  • XP Police Antivirus may come with another Trojan or virus
  • It can contact a remote server in order to download more malware
  • This threat will drop malicious files and make changes to the system registry
  • XP Police Antivirus can steal credit card information when you pay for it online
  • The threat can redirect search result link to a malicious web page

How to Remove XP Police Antivirus

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.


  1. Brian

    How do I dowload a fix for this when the virus won’t let me get online with the infected computer

  2. Ben

    Spot on. Removed the XP Police antivirus problem in seconds and everything has been sweet since. If it wasn’t for you people the worlds computer would all be smoking.

    It is a very deep coded virus, all protected, stops amdin access, the whole 9 yards. All good now though!!

    Thank you very much for helping me avoid another laborious rebuild!!!

  3. Ben

    PS download on another PC and then follow the instructions – Marvelous!!!

  4. nath

    Thx so muchh! i got the xp police virus 2 days ago & been trying to remove the unwanted programs but didnt succeed. luckily i’ve got another laptop to browse what sort of programe to clean it. your input & instruction are really great! THEY ARE GONE NOW! IM SO HAPPY! i can finally browse on my large screen again!

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  6. bj

    Followed webmaster’s instructions, however Task manager still disabled.
    How do I get it to start working again?

  7. Jim

    Wow, that is fantastic, it worked with no problems! I just paid the 50 dollars or whatever the renewal was for Norton and that didn’t even catch it nor did it recognize the virus when scanning. great product!

  8. ryan

    how do you get it to your computer if you cannot get on the internet???

  9. steve

    Q, how do you get it to your computer if you cannot get on the internet???

    A, download it on to a different PC, then either use a usb stick to transfer, or as i had to send it your self thu msn messenger….just sign in with different ids on both pcs (i used my id on my pc and my sons id on the infected one) and used send file hope that helps

    oh sorry and thanks to precisesecurity it worked a treat

  10. Swally


    Managed to get the same thing……..bugga that it is to get rid of, wont even let you into Cont – alt – delete.

    I managed to sort it by going into control panel and restoring my computer to an earlier date.
    No pop up and I can browse with ease.
    I of course did delete it in the programme files too.



  11. Nick

    That worked great thank you so much! But just like BJ I do not have access to my Task Manager. It says it has been disabled by my Admin. How do I get it back? Thank you before hand.

  12. Garrett

    Same as Nick above
    Everything is fine… except for the fact that I don’t have administration rights anymore

  13. Garrett


    To get your task manager back do the following:

    Start.. Run.. (copy/paste the following below).. then click OK. Then do ctrl+alt+del and you should have your task manager back. Hope this helps!

    REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

  14. Pablo Pena

    Holy Crap! What an awesome product. Usually when you download “free anti-malware, spyware” programs they do a half of a job and usually don’t take care of the immediate problem anyways AND they want you to pay immediately for the full version. Here, the xp police virus which disabled my taskmanager and completely crippled my machine was removed in a flash! And without demanding I purchase AND it caught other malware/spyware that my AVG didn’t! My computer runs faster than BEFORE the XP POLICE infestation. Amazing!

  15. th

    I shut down my computer when this program started going crazy. It won’t even boot in safe mode. What do I do?

  16. labout

    I created another user account in Windows and was able to access the Task Manager through the new user account.

  17. David

    Thank you! This worked. Thank you Garrett. I did have to run your cmd line as well to get the task manager unlocked.

  18. Nhia

    Yeah, I bought this dumb antivirus and it screw my labtop up. Is it refundable? I pay a chunk of money on this so-called life saver.

  19. macdp

    Thanks for this posting!

    Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware did the trick whereas Norton Symantec and Windows defender did not. They both identified it but did not remove it.

  20. Roxann

    I have the malware program installed but cannot actually get it to open. I double click on the short cut and nothing happens. I click on the program in the start menu and nothing happens. What am i doing wrong??

  21. daddydal

    had virus
    loaded free program superanti spyware
    ran program and it worked quick and easy

  22. Bill

    A pc I was working on was infected today. Initially Norton’s AV caught it and reported that it deleted /temp/~.exe. Two more notices from Norton and then Norton died and the Police scanner was on my screen. I killed it within Windows task manager, only to see it reappear with 10 processes a second later. The program sabotaged rundll so that programs wouldn’t load. I booted into Windows safe mode and deleted the program folder andthe files added to System32 folder. Since rundll was toast, I couldn’t run regedit, Malwarebytes or get to a command prompt. The program must have suicide code, because on my next boot the program deleted NTLDR so the drive was inaccessible. End result – reinstall windows and spend hours updating.

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  24. kendidit7

    Thank goodness malwarebyte fixed my problem 59 objects. We are so blessed to be able to communicate with each other in order to resolve things like this. Thanks everyone be careful and take care.

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