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Thursday, October 30, 2014

How to Uninstall Rango XP Antivirus 2014- Remove Support

Somehow I have a nasty program (one of those fake PC health scanning apps) called Rango XP Antivirus 2014 installed on my machine. When I try to remove it through the control panel, it actually loads the program and then I'm directed to go to the Rango XP Antivirus 2014 site and register (giving them all my personal info) for a removal key.  I want to remove this nasty program. Can anyone help, please?

Brief introduction about Rango XP Antivirus 2014

Rango XP Antivirus 2014 is a fake PC health scanning or rogue antivirus program which can be installed in its official website, but in most of the case, it gets into user's computer along with the third party programs without user's permission and notice. During setup, it will change the computer setting such as system files and registry entries and set a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. When you get to the desktop, this Rango XP Antivirus 2014 will automatically run at the background and eat up your system resources to slow down the PC performance.

Once the Rango XP Antivirus 2014 is installed on your computer, it will pop up automatically on your screen and scan your computer system without your permission when you log on to the desktop. After scanning, it will show a list of the issues stating that your computer is infected with some virus or other issues. To remove all its detected issues, you need to register its whole version to continue. While this fake antivirus just display the false warning message to trick your money, you should not believe in it.  If you want to scan your computer, it is suggested to use a legit and well-know antivirus application like Spyhunter. It is recommended to remove this Rango XP Antivirus 2014 program from your computer as soon as possible.


1. This rogue can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slow down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. This virus may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
5. This rogue can cause serious damage by deleting important files and destroying information on your system.

Rango XP Antivirus 2014 Removal Guide

Guide 1: To manually delete all its related items like the steps showed below

Step 1: Restart computer in safe mode.  

Keep pressing F8 key before Windows interface launches. When Windows Advanced Options menu turns up, select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter key. 

Step 2: End all running process in Task Manager 

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together to open Task Manager -> click on processes and tick Processes from all users box -> click on End Process to end all processes

Step 3: Delete the rogue program from Uninstall a program in Control Panel

Open Start menu and choose Control Panel -> select Uninstall a program -> choose the program and right click the Uninstall button on your right to delete it

Step 4: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. 
When Folder Options window opens, click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 5: Remove all entries below in Registry Editor:

Press Windows+R to launch Run…-> type Regedit into Open box and click OK to open Registry Editor-> find out all registry entries above and delete them

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Rango XP Antivirus 2014" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Rango XP Antivirus 2014" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

Guide 2: To safely and automatically uninstall it with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a real-time and effective antivirus. Though you have had a safeguard before, it can still be installed as an assistant one. Then, your computer will have double security.

Step 1: Press the following icon to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Get it saved in your computer and click the Run choice to install it step by step. 

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Start New Scan.

Step 4:Tick Select All and then Remove to delete all reported threat.

Guide to download Perfect Uninstaller to remove unneeded applications and speed up PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of Rango XP Antivirus 2014 and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries, or want to uninstall other specific programs, it is recommended to use Perfect Uninstaller.

Perfect Uninstaller is a powerful uninstall tool which can completely remove Adobe, Aol Toolbar, Avast, AVG, ESET NOD32, Internet Explorer 8, McAfee, Microsoft Office, Nero 7, Norton, ESET NOD32 and much more difficult to completely uninstall applications. It is better and easier way for you to completely and safely uninstall any unneeded or corrupt application that standard Windows Add/Remove applet can't remove.

A: At first, boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking.

To perform this procedure, please restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then using arrow key to select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list and press ENTER to get into that mode.

safe mode with networking

B: Follow the below guide to continue.

Step 1. Install and launch Perfect Uninstaller on your PC.

Perfect Uninstaller install

Step 2.  Select "Run" to download and install Perfect Uninstaller.

run and save file

Step 3. After completely install, you can run the Perfect Uninstaller programs and see all your installed programs details.
Program Details

 Step 4. Choose the programs that you want to uninstall, click “Next” to proceed.

 Step 5. Perfect Uninstaller is scanning your PC for associated entries. Click “Next” to remove them.



Conclusion: Rango XP Antivirus 2014 can be very destructive. It compromises your computer and also your privacy. Please don’t wait until it has caused unalterable damages. Manual removal is complex and risky task, as it refers to key parts of computer system, and is recommended only for advanced users.  Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download Perfect Uninstaller to help you uninstall unneeded applications and registry files that the Standard Add /Remove Program can't completely uninstall.

  Download SpyHunter to block and remove it automatically and safely now.

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