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Desktop Security 2010 Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Desktop Security 2010 adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.DesktopSecurity2010.

Desktop Security 2010 is a rogue security program. This rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/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 purchase.

Create new files (some files and registry name are random):

  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010MFC71ENU.DLL
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010msvcp71.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010msvcr71.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010pthreadVC2.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010securitycenter.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010taskmgr.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010uninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010daily.cvd
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010Desktop Security 2010.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010guide.chm
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010hjengine.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%Desktop Security 2010mfc71.dll
  • %SystemRoot%system32cbrdwlvrumw6.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempkilslmd.exex
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempkn.a.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempgedx_ae09.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempkgn.exe

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareDesktop Security 2010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallDesktop Security 2010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “Desktop Security 2010″
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “SecurityCenter”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “cbrdwlvrumw6″

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.DesktopSecurity2010_1-400x2

Adware.Win32.DesktopSecurity2010_2-400x2

Adware.Win32.DesktopSecurity2010_3-400x3

Adware.Win32.DesktopSecurity2010_4-400x3

Adware.Win32.DesktopSecurity2010_5.png

How to remove the infection of Desktop Security 2010 (Adware.Win32.DesktopSecurity2010)?

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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