Desktop Security 2010 is a fake anti-spyware application that is promoted and installed through the use of malware, usually Trojan viruses. This vicious software simulates a system scan and reports false system security threats or infections and displays fake security alerts to make you think that your computer is infected with Trojans, worms and other viruses when in reality the only real virus is DesktopSecurity2010 itself. It other words, it’s a scareware that imitates real anti-virus software and asks to buy it in order to remove the infections that actually don’t even exist. Don’t delay and remove Desktop Security 2010 virus from your computer. Otherwise, it may download additional malware and make the situation more complicated.
Once installed, Desktop Security 2010 will display many fake security alerts. Those alerts will state that your computer has many security problems and has to be cleaned immediately. Just like the false scan results, those fake security alerts and pop-ups were made to scare you. However, the biggest problem is that DesktopSecurity 2010 use quite effective self-defense methods. In some cases it blocks Task Manager so likely you won’t be able to end its processes. Then the rogue program blocks anti-virus software. Of course, it will block any attempts to install a new one too. You may have to reboot your PC in safe mode with networking and run an anti-spyware program from there. Just download an automatic removal tool provided below and scan your PC. Usually, rogue programs come with Trojans that are already known so there’s a chance that it will remove some of the infected files. More detailed Desktop Security 2010 removal guide is written below.
Desktop Security 2010 manual removal:
Desktop Security 2010.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREDesktop Security 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallDesktop Security 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon "Shell" = "C:Program FilesDesktop Security 2010Desktop Security 2010.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsUser AgentPost Platform "Desktop Security 2010"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random characters]"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Desktop Security 2010"
Desktop Security 2010
Desktop Security 2010.lnk
Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
Help Desktop Security 2010.lnk
How to Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
Desktop Security 2010.exe
C:Program FilesDesktop Security 2010
C:Program Files (x86)Desktop Security 2010 (in Windows Vista)
Also look for randomly names files these folders (Windows Vista):
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPrograms
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsDesktop Security 2010
%UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch