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

removal by - -   Also known as PCDefender2010, PCDefender 2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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PC Defender 2010 is a rogue security program. This program is promoted through the use of malware and web sites that pretend to be online scanners. Those fake online scanners will state that your computer is infected and that you should download and install PCDefender2010 to secure your computer. The rogue program is also advertised through the use of malware that will display fake security alerts from the Windows taskbar. Once installed, PC Defender 2010 will be configured to start every time you log into Windows. Once running, it will perform a scan and then report numerous fake malware infections on your computer. Finally, it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections which don't even exist. This is nothing more but a scam. Don't buy it and uninstall PC Defender 2010 from oyur computer upon detection.

While the program is running you will see a bunch of fake security alerts and screens stating that your computer is infected. One of these screens is one that impersonates the legitimate Windows Security Center. It looks exactly like the real one, but instead states that Windows recommends that you purchase PC Defender 2010 to protect your computer. You will also see alerts labeled Infiltration Alerts that state your computer is under attack.

It goes without saying that PC Defender 2010 is absolutely useless program. Don't purchase it. Instead, if you find this program on your computer please use the removal instructions below to remove it from the system as soon as possible. If you have already purchased this rogue program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Related files: av.exe

PC Defender 2010 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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PC Defender 2010 manual removal

Kill processes:
av.exe
ave.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
Delete files:
av.exe
ave.exe

Geolocation of PC Defender 2010

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

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