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I have this weird program on my computer called "XP Security Center". It is claiming to be an anti-spyware program, but I can tell it is bogus. I cannot seem to uninstall this program. It does not appear in my control panel, and when I delete the .exe and .dll files it just comes back. There's an icon in my toolbar that is a red circle with an x, and this is what installs the program. I can't get rid of this.

Can somebody please help me?

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I would give the following a try.....

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XP Security Center - on XP?

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Hey there,

I got this awful thing on my pc too (I'm runnin XP), and it was so annoying. I usually don't go to download tools that I don't recognize...I usually start with Symantec first. There are instructions for removal there.


That didn't do the trick...so I kept searching, and found that there was another registry key that needed to be removed as well. Go to another page on Symantec and remove the key listed in this tec note:


I saw so many sites for different tools to use, but I found that no one set of instructions removed this thing completely for me. These 2 set of instructions together did the trick although under different topics. The way I found the second set of instructions was that I kept getting this virus/file showing up in my Symantec virus protection software in quarantine everytime I rebooted: univrs32.dat. If you are not running Symantec, you may not get this file to show up. When I searched for this on the site, it bought back info on another trojan horse, and the registry key that I had to get rid of had a completely different name. Scarey stuff.

Hope this helps...this thing may have generated different filenames on different computers...Good luck...

- deeeva

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