Security Essentials 2010 Removal

Like Internet Security 2010 and Antivirus Remover, Security Essentials 2010 is a fake antivirus client. This program can be very hard to remove because it will block you from running and installing many real security products. It will also highjack your desktop and disable the Widnows Task Manager. In order to remove Security Essentials 2010 you may need to use a combination of the manual removal guide below as well as known good security software.

Security Essentials 2010

Security essentials 2010

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Security Essentials 2010 in most cases makes it’s presense well known. You will be getting all kinds of warnings coming out of the system tray. There is also a trojan that highjacks the Windows Security features and makes it look like Windows is recommending the product. below is one of the warnings you are most likely getting.

“Attention! System detected a potential hazard ( trojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect the executables files. your Private information and PC safety is at rick. To get rid of the unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need update your current security software. Click OK to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software)”

Of course it’s all a lie. It’sreally the fake security client that is blocking executables and this is nothing more then bad people trying to steal your money.

Here is the Video you can follow along with this and the manual guide below

Security Essentials 2010 Removal video

Security Essentials 2010 Manual Removal Procedures

Due to the fact that Security Essentials 2010 is a scam it is not recommended to purchase it no matter how many notifications the application displays. Once the software has been detected it is recommended to conduct all necessary steps in order to remove Security Essentials 2010. In order to do so it is first necessary to identify its running process.

  • winlogon32.exe
  • SE2010.exe ( The main Security Essentials 2010 executable )
  • 41.exe

We will have a video posted very very soon to help you out :)

After the main executable process has been disabled, the next step is to find and remove Security Essentials 2010 related files and folders so that it can no longer affect the operating system’s normal functionality:

  • c:\windows\system32\winlogon32.exe
  • c:\windows\securityessentials2010\SE2010.exe
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\41.exe

Security Essentials 2010 Registry Removal Proedures

While most of the functionality deployed by Security Essentials 2010 has been disabled once all files and folders related to it have been deleted it is recommended to also consider cleaning the Windows registry as the application tends to create certain registry keys in order to ensure its presence in the system. For this reason, the following registry entries should be deleted:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\smss32.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SE2010.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\LREC75DND7
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\E8WECRKKMV\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\{F9197A7E-CE10-458e-85F8-5B0CE6DF2BBE}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\asc3550p (Rootkit.Agent)
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\idid

Delete Security Essentials 2010 Directories:

c:\windows\securityessentials2010\

Conclusion

Once all files, folders and registry keys related to Security Essentials 2010 have been removed it is recommended to apply all the latest security patches and update all software installed to the latest versions in order to make sure that there are no additional exploits possible. In ALL cases of our testing for this threat we found other viruses and trojans. You need to now run a full security scan using what ever your favorite security client is. You already know what client we recommend.

Outside Resources:

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

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2010/02/24/if-it-calls-itself-security-essentials-2010-then-it-s-possibly-fake-innit.aspx

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