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

removal by - -   Also known as DesktopSecurity2010, DesktopSecurity 2010, Desktop Security2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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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. 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

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Desktop Security 2010 manual removal

Kill processes:
Desktop Security 2010.exe
gedx_ae09.exe
jkfuckjs.exe
uninstall.exe
[random characters].exe
kgn.exe
kilslmd.exe
kn.a.exe
securitycenter.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"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SecurityCenter"
Unregister DLLs:
hjengine.dll
taskmgr.dll
mfc71.dll
MFC71ENU.DLL
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
pthreadVC2.dll

Delete files:
Desktop Security 2010
Desktop Security 2010.lnk
Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
Help Desktop Security 2010.lnk
How to Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
gedx_ae09.exe
jkfuckjs.exe
kgn.exe
kilslmd.exe
kn.a.exe
daily.cvd
Desktop Security 2010.exe
guide.chm
hjengine.dll
mfc71.dll
MFC71ENU.DLL
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
pthreadVC2.dll
securitycenter.exe
taskmgr.dll
uninstall.exe
[random characters].exe
Delete directories:
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:\windows\SysWow64
C:\Users\[Your Name]\AppData\Roaming\
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\
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\
c:\WINDOWS\system32\

Geolocation of Desktop Security 2010

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

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