Desktop Security 2010 Removal

Desktop Security 2010 is a direct clone of Desktop Defender 2010 and Total Security 2010. Just like the other two versions this a a fake security client and is malware.  The whole goal of this virus is to trick and scam the user into making a purchase of this bogus security software.  Read on to learn the exact steps needed to fully remove this threat.

Desktop Security 2010

Desktop Security 2010

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This client is a little different then the two previous versions.  This one will actually place a bunch of fake files on your system.  While these bogus trace files do not cause any harm to your system that we can tell, it is bothersome. Besides the bogus scan results and files placed on your computer you will most likely see some of the following messages.  Do not fall prey to these warnings.  They are there just to scare and trick you into making a purchase.

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 motherboard or if the bios chip is removable then that chip would need replacing.
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No firewall is turned on
Automatic Updates is turned off
Antivirus software might not be activated
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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!

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.

Spyware Warning
Your online guard helps to stop unauthorized changes to your computer
Details: Spyware detected on your computer

Again the above warnings are FAKE.  IT IS ALL A SCAM.
 

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Desktop Defender 2010

 

Desktop Security 2010 Manual Removal Procedures

Remove the main processes connected with this rogue security application have been terminated. For this reason, the following task should be stopped: ( Learn how to terminate a running process )

  • Desktop Security 2010.exe ( This is the main process )  Kill this and you should be able to remove the main part of this threat
  • securitycenter.exe ( This is the one that is showing that red X in the system tray )
  • uninstall.exe
  • hn.a.exe
  • kgn.exe
  • jkfuckjs.exe
  • gedx_ae09.exe

Once these tasks have been completed it is possible to remove the following files and folders in order to uninstall Desktop Security 2010:

  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Desktop Security 2010.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Help Desktop Security 2010.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\How to Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Desktop Security 2010.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\gedx_ae09.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\jkfuckjs.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\kgn.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\kilslmd.exex
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\kn.a.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\daily.cvd
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\Desktop Security 2010.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\guide.chm
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\hjengine.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\mfc71.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\MFC71ENU.DLL
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\msvcp71.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\msvcr71.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\pthreadVC2.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\securitycenter.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\taskmgr.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Desktop Security 2010\uninstall.exe

Desktop Security 2010 Registry Removal Proedures

Windows registry is still to be cleaned of the traces that this software has created. For this reason, the following registry keys should be deleted in order to properly remove Desktop Security 2010: (Learn How to Edit Registry Here)

  • 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>"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Desktop Security 2010"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SecurityCenter"

Outside Resources:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-desktop-security-2010

http://www.myantispyware.com/2010/01/23/how-to-remove-desktop-security-2010-uninstall-instructions/

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