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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
  • Block exe files from running
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
Other mutations known as:

Desktop Security 2010

Desktop Security 2010 is the latest in rogue anti-spyware programs which is lurking around the internet. Desktop Security 2010 is one of the most dangerous rogue antispyware applications that exist on the internet to date. Desktop Security 2010 has been designed for one purpose and one purpose only and that is to steal your money. Desktop Security 2010 (or Desktop Security) will make use of a fake scan report as well as fake scan report results in order to try and convince you that you have all types of dangerous threats running on your machine. The main goal behind this is to make you very scared and then offer you the full version of Desktop Security 2010, for a small fee, which promises to remove these threats that don't actually exist. This new program is an exact clone of Desktop Defender 2010 and Total PC Defender.

Desktop Security 2010 is a cunning computer infection that looks like a security tool. The infection enters the system while you are exploring different suspicious websites, and once the fake antivirus program is installed, it puts criminals’ plans into action. The actions, which you should ignore, are entirely familiar to computer users who scan computers with professional tools, because the rogue imitates scans and displays misleading warnings saying that the computer is at risk.

As the user’s money is the only objective of Desktop Security 2010, it attempts to prompt the user to acquire the full version of the program in order to remove Trojans and other infections supposedly found on the PC. This is done by displaying nag screens and pop-up messages informing about the risks of having an infection on the PC and pushing to register the program. Please find how those annoying message look like:

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!
Desktop Security 2010 Agent
Desktop Security 2010 will be in tray and will protect your PC from threats. Right click Desktop Security 2010 icon to restore program.

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

Do not register the tool, because this program is a clone of Total PC Defender 2010 that operates according to the same scheme to deceive unsuspecting computer users. Different system disorders that you notice when using the computer should be also disregarded, because they are initiated by the rogue. For example, the malicious program can restart your computer unexpectedly; moreover, it can block installation of new anti-spyware tools and provide you with a fake Windows Task Manager that has an additional column saying whether the process given is infected or not.

As such viruses as 1.ico, c.dat, W32/Rimecud and others do not exist on your PC even though they are provided as critical, you should not waste your time closing annoying messages and remove Desktop Security 2012 immediately.

You might find it useful to activate the rogue with the key given below, because it disables scans and pop-ups so that you will be able to remove the infection:

LIC-1800-FE88-8788-BBED-B26C-899B-14A6-4503-4618-EB85-B7A8-371D-1097-FEBC-B41D-C2B1-7A5F

After registering the infection, install SpyHunter, which is a powerful spyware removal tool. It will remove Desktop Security 2010 and safeguard the PC to avoid future attacks. If you want to browse the Internet safely, do not hesitate and remove the infection with a specialized tool, especially if you do not know how to remove malware manually.

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How to manually remove Desktop Security 2010

Files associated with Desktop Security 2010 infection:

How to Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010
al3erfa3.exe
gedx_ae09.exe
SoftwareInstall[1].exe
Help Desktop Security 2010.lnk
securitycenter.exe
Desktop Security 2010.lnk
Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
Help Desktop Security 2010.lnk
How to Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
wrfwe_di.exe
taskmgr.dll
SoftwareInstall[1].exe
securityhelper.exe
securitycenter .exe
securitycenter .exe
kn.a.exe
kjdh_gf_jjdhgd.exe
kilslmd.exex
kgn.exe
gedx_ae09.exe
al3erfa3.exe
Desktop Security 2010.exe
securitycenter.exe
Desktop_Security_2010.exe
wrfwe_di.exe
kilslmd.exex
Desktop Security 2010.lnk
kgn.exe
taskmgr.dll
Desktop Security 2010.exe
securityhelper.exe
kn.a.exe
kjdh_gf_jjdhgd.exe
securitycenter .exe
Desktop_Security_2010.exe
Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
securitycenter .exe

Desktop Security 2010 DLL's to remove:

taskmgr.dll

Desktop Security 2010 processes to kill:

securityhelper.exe
kilslmd.exex
Desktop_Security_2010.exe
securitycenter.exe
SoftwareInstall[1].exe
securitycenter .exe
kjdh_gf_jjdhgd.exe
kn.a.exe
Desktop Security 2010.exe
wrfwe_di.exe
al3erfa3.exe
wrfwe_di.exe
SoftwareInstall[1].exe
securityhelper.exe
securitycenter .exe
securitycenter .exe
kn.a.exe
kjdh_gf_jjdhgd.exe
kgn.exe
gedx_ae09.exe
al3erfa3.exe
SearchSettingsProtection.exe
Desktop Security 2010.exe
securitycenter.exe
Desktop_Security_2010.exe
gedx_ae09.exe
securitycenter .exe
kgn.exe

Remove Desktop Security 2010 registry entries:

Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Security 2010
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Desktop Security 2010
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\Desktop Security 2010
Desktop Security 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ SecurityCenter
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ Desktop Security 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ SecurityCenter
RUNNING PROGRAM\Desktop Security 2010.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ Desktop Security 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN Desktop Security 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN SecurityCenter
RUNNING PROGRAMDesktop Security 2010.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN Desktop Security 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN SecurityCenter
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