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Desktop Defender 2010. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as DesktopDefender2010, DesktopDefender 2010, Desktop Defender2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Desktop Defender 2010 is a misleading anti-virus application from the same family as Contraviro malware. The rogue program reports false or exaggerated system security threats and displays fake security warnings to convince you that your PC is baldy infected with Trojans, spyware and other malware. The main goal of DesktopDefender2010 is to trick you into purchasing the full version of the application which actually does not even exist. This is a scam! Do not pay for this bogus software and uninstall Desktop Defender 2010 from your computer as soon as possible.

The graphical user interface of Desktop Defender 2010 is quite impressive. It uses Windows Vista style and design elements to make it look more reliable. The rogue program ripped Clam AntiVirus database. ClamAV is an open source anti-virus toolkit. Once installed, DesktopDefender 2010 will imitate a system scan and report a variety of infections. The scan results are of course false. This parasite claims that you have to purchase the full version of the program to remove the threats, because free version is only a scanner. Obviously, you shouldn't buy it. Another very important thing is that this program modifies the LSP chain by adding siglsp.dll file. If you remove this file without restoring the LSP chain this will break your Internet connection.

What is more, Desktop Defender 2010 will constantly display fake security alerts and notifications from the Windows Task bar stating that your computer is seriously infected or has many privacy/security problems. The fake security alerts state:


Possible loss of data!
Too many privacy violation attempts on your computer!
The details about your credit card, post address, phone numbers from the submitted form can be lost.
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You have been infected by a proxy-relay trojan server with new and danger "SpamBots".

If you find that your PC is infected with this malicious software, please use the removal guide below to remove Desktop Defender 2010 from the system manually for free. If you have already purchased this program, then contact your credit card company and dispute the charges immediately.
Related files: mfc71enu.dll, daily.cvd, pthreadVC2.dll, Uninstall.exe

Desktop Defender 2010 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Stays resident in background

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Desktop Defender 2010 screenshot
Desktop Defender 2010 snapshot

Desktop Defender 2010 manual removal

Kill processes:
Desktop Defender 2010.exe
gedx_ae09.exe
kgn.exe
kilslmd.exex
kn.a.exe
uninstall.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\antivirus_contextscan
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{C0E56AC2-9F72-436E-B6E7-AEC28AF9E4EB}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\IEAddon.DLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{08EEC6AD-7486-487F-89B7-5A3716DDAE14}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CCB5551D-8594-4999-85F9-1E3EABCB95AC}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\antivirus_contextscan
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drives\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\antivirus_contextscan
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IEAddon.StatusBarPane
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IEAddon.StatusBarPane.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{5B184B9D-B7BD-4FEA-8D1F-5E27182206A5}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{3ED0E410-5C8E-47B6-A75D-D10B886E903C}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Desktop Defender 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{CCB5551D-8594-4999-85F9-1E3EABCB95AC}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Defender 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tdifw_drv
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform "Desktop Defender 2010"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Desktop Defender 2010"
Unregister DLLs:
hjengine.dll
IEAddon.dll
MFC71.dll
MFC71ENU.DLL
AF.dll
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
pthreadVC2.dll
shellext.dll
siglsp.dll

Delete files:
Desktop Defender 2010.exe
guide.chm
hjengine.dll
IEAddon.dll
MFC71.dll
MFC71ENU.DLL
AF.dll
daily.cvd
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
pthreadVC2.dll
shellext.dll
siglsp.dll
tdifw_drv_WLH.sys
tdifw_drv_WXP.sys
uninstall.exe
tdifw_drv.sys
log.txt
gedx_ae09.exe
kgn.exe
kilslmd.exex
kn.a.exe
Desktop Defender 2010.lnk
Activate Desktop Defender 2010.lnk
How to Activate Desktop Defender 2010.lnk
Delete directories:
c:\Program Files\Desktop Defender 2010
c:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\tdifw
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Defender 2010
%Temp%\

Geolocation of Desktop Defender 2010

Map reveals the prevalence of Desktop Defender 2010. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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Comments on Desktop Defender 2010

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<Guest>
I work with several oldsters and found one of the computers rendered useless by this... rebooted a few times and still could not get to the desktop. Will post again if I find there's more to do than what's shown here.

Thanks for the info and comments!
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<Guest>
Found lnu4suvrcfwq.exe in my system32 folder that was not mentioned on this website. Managed to remove everything else on my own, but still had this nasty little program running on startup that led back to the desktop defender 2010 even after it was all gone.
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<Guest>
Look for dsoqv9uswuf6.exe as well. That was where mine was hiding.
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<Guest>
i think i got it from a Call of Duty weapons wiki
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<Guest>
it was called MSASCui.exe on my infection
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<Guest>
it is veru anoing it blocks my coputer
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<Guest>
Is there any way to fix the problem after the red x has been clicked and the firewall has been locked down. Because that is what my mom did. She somehow locked down the firewall, making so nothing can get in or out of the computer.
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<Guest>
You guys are wonderful. I never would have gotten this repaired without you...
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<Guest>
here are the istructions.

go to system32 folder and arrange the icons in lasr modified date.
delete the file created recently which is after MRT.exe file.
delete c:Program FilesDesktop Defender 2010

thats it,
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<Guest>
I went to downloads.com ,downloaded Malwarebytes anti-mailware free edition. It removed that damn desktop defender SOB.No more problems so far.GOOD LUCK
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