The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "XPAdvancedKeylogger" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:
  • keylogger

Description:
XPAdvancedKeylogger tracks the user's surfing and working behaviour. XPAdvancedKeylogger creates autorun entries in the registry in order to be launched on each Windows startup. It records all keystrokes without user consent and thus makes it possible to spy on the user. Also it is able to block chosen programs like antispyware or antivirus tools.
Removal Instructions:

Desktop:

Please remove the following files from your desktop.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Shortcuts named "XP Advanced Keylogger.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\*.exe".

Start Menu:

Please remove the following items from your start menu.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Items named "Help Online.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Help.url".
  • Items named "Homepage.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Home.url".
  • Items named "Purchase.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Buy.url".
  • Items named "Uninstall XP Advanced Keylogger.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\unins000.exe".
  • Items named "XP Advanced Keylogger.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\*.exe".

Quicklaunch area:

Please remove the following items from your start quick launch area text to the "Start" button in the taskbar at the bottom.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Quicklaunch symbols named "XP Advanced Keylogger.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\*.exe".

Autorun:

Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.
  • Entries named "XP Advanced Keylogger" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\*.exe".

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.
  • Products that have a key or property named "XP Advanced Keylogger_is1".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Buy.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Help.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Home.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\SkinMagic.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\ToolKeylogger.language".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\ToolKeylogger.smf".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\ToolKeylogger.xml".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\unins000.dat".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\unins000.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\DLLs\jmail.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\DLLs\ToolKeyloggerDLL.Language".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Images\Application.gif".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Images\BlockExe.gif".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Images\Clipboard.gif".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Images\Keystroke.gif".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Images\Password.gif".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Images\Screen.gif".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If XPAdvancedKeylogger uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
  • The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\XP Advanced Keylogger".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Data".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Data\ToolKeylogger".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Data\ToolKeylogger\Log".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\DLLs".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\XP Advanced Keylogger\Images".
  • The directory at "<$SYSDIR>\XPToolsLicenseComponent".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If XPAdvancedKeylogger uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Delete the registry key "{3C8833E7-D218-4A96-972A-389E23F364DC}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
If XPAdvancedKeylogger uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.