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. Related files: Uninstall.exe, pthreadVC2.dll, mfc71enu.dll, daily.cvd
Desktop Security 2010 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background
Desktop Security 2010 manual removal
Desktop Security 2010.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Desktop Security 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Security 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "C:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\Desktop Security 2010.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform "Desktop Security 2010"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random characters]"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "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 Files\Desktop 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 Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\
Geolocation of Desktop Security 2010
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