Security Essentials 2010

Security Essentials 2010 Removal Guide

What is Security Essentials 2010?

Security Essentials 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware application that is promoted and installed through the use of Trojans and other malicious software. It's a clone of widely spread scareware called Internet Security 2010. SecurityEssentials2010 reports false scan results and displays fake security alerts in order to trick you into purchasing the program. It wants to make to you think that your computer is infected when in reality the only infection is Security Essentials 2010 itself. Don't purchase this bogus software and remove it from your computer as soon as possible using either manual removal guide or an automatic removal tool for SecurityEssentials 2010.

Security Essentials 2010 graphical user interface
[Figure 1. Security Essentials 2010 graphical user interface]

When running, Security Essentials 2010 will display many fake security alerts claiming that your computer has many security problems. It will also display fake pop-ups and notifications from Task bar. Some of those fake security alerts will claim:

Your computer is infected! Windows has detected an infection of spyware! It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you.
Click here to protect your computer from spyware!

Security Warning!
Worm.Win32.NetSky detected on your machine.
This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and Active-x objects.
The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers e-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself.
In worst cases this worm can allow attachers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.
Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer.
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous.

In order to protect itself, this fake program will block legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus software and display “Application cannot be executed” error message. What is more, Security Essentials 2010 will hijack Internet Explorer and your Desktop. It will add several misleading websites in Internet Explorer Trusted websites zone:

As for Desktop, it will change default background image to its own which says “YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED”. See the image below.

Security Essentials 2010 fake alert
[Figure 2. Security Essentials 2010 fake alert]

Without a doubt, SecurityEssentials2010 is a scam. Don't purchase it! If you already did that, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Then read removal instructions below and remove Security Essentials 2010 from your computer either manually for free or with an automatic removal tool.

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Compatible with Microsoft Windows Compatible with macOS
What to do if failed?
If you failed to fix virus damage using Fortect Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Fortect Intego has a free limited scanner. Fortect Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Fortect, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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Jake Doevan
Jake Doevan - Computer technology expert

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