There are also several websites associated with this malware: win-def-2010.com, windowsdefender-10.com, windows-defender10.com. All these websites use the same web template and of course there are many false information on these sites. Don't visit them even if these website do not pose any damage, then are still listed as PC security threats.
[Figure 1. windows-defender10.com screenshot]
When running, WindowsDefender 2010 will also block legitimate software, especially anti-virus applications. It also uses browser hijacking to stop you for visiting security related websites and look for removal instructions. In more complicated case, this virus may completely take control of your PC. Usually, that happens when Windows Defender2010 comes with other malware, Trojans, rootkits and etc. In such case, you can try boot your PC in safe mode and restore system to a previous state when your computer was clean. However, please note that even if system restore will do the trick you still have to scan your PC with a legitimate anti-virus or anti-spyware tool. Also please read the removal guide below and remove Windows Defender 2010 from the system as soon as possible. You can also download an automatic removal tool which will do all the hard work for you. Good luck! Related files: Windows Defender 2010.lnk
Windows Defender 2010 properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background
Windows Defender 2010 manual removal
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWindows Defender 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallWindows Defender 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Windows Defender 2010"
Windows Defender 2010.lnk
%Documents and Settings%All UsersDesktop
%Documents and Settings%All UsersStart Menu
Geolocation of Windows Defender 2010
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