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Security Essentials 2010 Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Security Essentials 2010 adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.SecurityEssentials2010.

Security Essentials 2010 is a rogue scanner program. This is a new variant from Internet Security 2010 family. Once installed, this application will be immediately perform scan action without prior notice. This fake scanner application tries to trick you by displaying misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you buy this fraud application. Be careful with this program, because it not going to protect your computer but will only spend your money.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%Securityessentials2010SE2010.exe
  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchSecurity essentials 2010.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopSecurity essentials 2010.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuSecurity essentials 2010.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareSE2010
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “Security essentials 2010″







How to remove the infection of Security Essentials 2010 (Adware.Win32.SecurityEssentials2010)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.

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