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Desktop Security 2010

At first glance, rogue antivirus programs are designed to look like the real thing; they are designed to create the illusion that you have several security risks to your computer, and they can be very convincing.  Programs like Desktop Security 2010 are built on the hope that you won't take more than this first glance, that you will see pop-up after pop-up warning of risks and act by purchasing the ineffective software. Taking a second look, and knowing what you're looking for, will help you avoid rogue antivirus programs.

Introduction to Desktop Security 2010

Desktop Security 2010 is part of the same family of rogue antivirus programs as Total PC Defender, System Security, and Desktop Defender 2010.  Like other rogue programs, Desktop Security 2010 has the primary goal of persuading computer users to purchase their software.  To do this, they create the appearance of security threats. Pop-ups warn you that your system may be infected; false scan results indicate there are several risks for which you are not protected.  The issues with your computer's performance - sluggish operation, constant redirects, difficulty navigating - seem to back this assertion up.  Again, though, taking that second look will show computer users that these issues are, in fact, created by Desktop Security 2010 and will not be resolved by their ultimately useless "protection." 

Desktop Security 2010 in Your System

Knowing how to spot Desktop Security 2010 in your computer is essential so you can begin to take steps to remove it, and so you are not needlessly worried about data loss, viral attack, and any of the other threats that the rogue claims is there.  The two most noticeable and definitive signs are pop-up warning messages and false scan results.  Computer users should know that these are all advertisements; they are not legitimate security messages. 

The pop-ups appear as small dialogue boxes, and they may appear whether you are online or offline.  They may also pop up when you click on a new desktop or system tray icon.  In any event, they warn you of security risks.  The following are common:

Your computer might be at risk

Antivirus detects viruses, worms and Trojan horses. They can (and do) destroy data, format your hard disk or can destroy the BIOS.  By destroying the BIOS many times you end up buying a new mother board or if the bios chip is removable then that chip would need replacing. 

Click this balloon to fix this problem.

Reputable antivirus programs never issue pop-up ads on computers to urge users to purchase them.  You come to them, they don't come to you - and they certainly never purport to scan your computer for viruses, Trojans, or other risks. 

Other common messages:

Warning! Running trial version!

Your computer has been compromised!  Now running trial version of the software!  Click here to purchase the full version of the software and get full protection for your PC!

And:

Security Center Alert

To help protect your computer, Desktop Security 2010 has blocked some features of this program.

Name Sft.dez.Wien

Risk High

Description Sft.dez.Wien is a virus attempts to spread itself by attaching to a host program, and can damage hardware, software, or data in the process.  This worm can be blocked from firewall and antivirus software.

The false scan results, which are also ads, appear to come from a legitimate security program.  But take a look at the name; if it is not from the program you installed, it is a rogue.  Desktop Security 2010 is written at the top left and right corners.  The scan indicates that your auto-protection is turned off and that several infected files have been found.  The "Trial Version" of the program has detected these infections, and to resolve them, you can activate the "Full Version."  Never do this.  There is no difference between the two, and neither can protect your computer.  These "scans" cannot even scan your computer.

Other issues you may notice include slowed performance, redirects to Desktop Security 2010 rogue websites, new icons in your system tray or on your desktop, and the inability to navigate to websites or conduct searches without being redirected.

Desktop Security 2010 Methods of Access

Desktop Security 2010 gains access to your system without your knowledge or permission via Trojan.  These typically affect "questionable" sites, which could contain adult, gaming, and pirated content.  But sites containing social networking, free videos, and peer-to-peer material are also vulnerable.  Visiting an affected site, downloading a video, or clicking on an image, ad, or banner may allow the Trojan to gain access.  After the Trojan is in, it deposits various forms of malware, including Desktop Security 2010.  This is the "free" or "trial" version.

The "full" version, which is no different from the free version, is installed directly by the user who has been convinced there are severe threats to his system.  Certainly an understandable reaction, but unfortunately, there is no protection from threats, nor are current issues resolved.

Removing Desktop Security 2010

Desktop Security 2010 is able to change your security settings when it first enters your computer.  It does this to evade detection by standard antivirus programs, which is why simply running a scan or using your uninstall option is not effective.  The changes in your security settings can leave your computer vulnerable to other risks, so it is best to remove Desktop Security 2010 as soon as possible.

Rogue antivirus programs are not viruses and can't be eliminated like viruses.  Two effective options are manual and automatic removal.  Manual removal is time-consuming, tedious, and somewhat risky.  You could accidentally delete a necessary file, or you could fail to remove Desktop Security 2010 entirely, which may allow it to replicate itself.  It is recommended that only those with extensive technical experience attempt manual removal. 

Automatic removal is a better solution for every computer user because it is fast, effective, and safe.  Programs like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) are designed specifically for rogue antivirus programs and will remove them completely without risk to your system. 

Stop Processes:

1. kilslmd.exe
2. gedx_ae09.exe
3. uninstall.exe
4. kn.a.exe
5. jkfuckjs.exe
6. [random characters].exe
7. kgn.exe
8. Desktop Security 2010.exe
9. securitycenter.exe

Delete DLLs:

1. msvcp71.dll
2. taskmgr.dll
3. pthreadVC2.dll
4. msvcr71.dll
5. mfc71.dll
6. hjengine.dll
7. MFC71ENU.DLL

Remove Registry Entries:

1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SecurityCenter"
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Security 2010
3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Desktop Security 2010
4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random characters]"
5. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "C:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\Desktop Security 2010.exe"
6. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform "Desktop Security 2010"
7. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Desktop Security 2010"

Delete Files:

1. c:\WINDOWS\system32\[random characters].exe
2. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\uninstall.exe
3. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\taskmgr.dll
4. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\securitycenter.exe
5. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\pthreadVC2.dll
6. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\msvcr71.dll
7. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\msvcp71.dll
8. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\MFC71ENU.DLL
9. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\mfc71.dll
10. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\hjengine.dll
11. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\guide.chm
12. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\Desktop Security 2010.exe
13. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\daily.cvd
14. c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010
15. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010.lnk
16. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\How to Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
17. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Help Desktop Security 2010.lnk
18. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Desktop Security 2010.lnk
19. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
20. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010
21. %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\kn.a.exe
22. %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\kilslmd.exe
23. %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\kgn.exe
24. %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\jkfuckjs.exe
25. %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\gedx_ae09.exe
26. %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Desktop Security 2010.lnk



Removing Desktop Security 2010 Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of Desktop Security 2010 and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove Desktop Security 2010 Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing Desktop Security 2010 please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on Desktop Security 2010 and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse Desktop Security 2010.




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