How to Remove Desktop Security 2010 | Desktop Security 2010 Removal Guide

Desktop Security 2010 is a rogue antivirus application. It is a successor to Total PC Defender and installs on your pc without permission through the use of malware. Once on your system it will create numerous files that it then finds during scheduled scans and it claims these files are virus infected. It will scan at windows startup and claim these files and some legitimate files are infected with viruses and the only way it can clean them is if you purchase the software. If the files listed are removed it can damage your system. Obviously, this is a scam just to get your money, read on for how to remove desktop security 2010.

You will see many pop up warnings and errors from this rogue including the following:

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

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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All of these errors should be disregarded as you work to remove desktop security 2010. Your first stop for this removal should be the control panel and then the add/remove programs applet. From there you should try to uninstall desktop security 2010. This may or may not be successful. If it is, congratulations…. follow that uninstall up with a scan using malwarebytes antimalware or superantispyware. Then follow THAT up with a scan using a reputable antivirus application.

If the uninstall approach didn’t work, you can next try to remove desktop security 2010 using the portable scanner from superantispyware. There is a download link on my virus removal toolkit page. When it downloads it will be given a random name, so make note of the name as it downloads so you can find it later. Also, it is rebuilt daily so it should have the latest definition updates so you should not need to run an update before scanning.

Run a scan with the portable scanner and clean out everything that it finds. Then scan again and again until the system comes clean. If you are interested in performing a manual removal of desktop security 2010 you should make note of the following files and folders to delete:

%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsDesktop Security 2010
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsDesktop Security 2010.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsDesktop Security 2010Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsDesktop Security 2010Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsDesktop Security 2010Help Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsDesktop Security 2010How to Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%user%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchDesktop Security 2010.lnk
%user%Local SettingsTempgedx_ae09.exe
%user%Local SettingsTempjkfuckjs.exe
%user%Local SettingsTempkgn.exe
%user%Local SettingsTempkilslmd.exex
%user%Local SettingsTempkn.a.exe
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010daily.cvd
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010Desktop Security 2010.exe
c:Program Files%progfiles%%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010hjengine.dll
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010mfc71.dll
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010MFC71ENU.DLL
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010msvcp71.dll
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010msvcr71.dll
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010pthreadVC2.dll
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010securitycenter.exe
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010taskmgr.dll
%progfiles%Desktop Security 2010uninstall.exe

Follow up any removal of desktop security 2010 with a scan from a trusted, reputable malware removal tool such as superantispyware or malwarebytes antimalware. Then you should follow up with a scan from a trusted antivirus application. Make certain that you are using reputable tools. Free is fine, an online scanner is okay, just make sure that they are reputable.

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