How to remove Desktop Security 2010 (Uninstall instructions)

Desktop Security 2010 is a rogue security software, it is a false anti-spyware application that is generally installed in the user’s computer by dangerous trojans (such as Zlob and false video codecs), but it can also be installed manually by the victim.

Screenshot of Desktop Security 2010

Once your computer is infected with this parasite, it will immediately displays security warnings, alerts and system scans stating that your computer is heavily infected. These warnings are all false and are only displayed to make you think your computer is truly infected and that it is necessary to buy the full version of the software to remove the so-called infections.

Make sure to not fall in this scam, if your computer is infected with Desktop Security 2010, it is recommended to remove it immediately and to scan your system with a real security software.

Symptoms of infection

  • The process Desktop Security 2010.exe is running in your system
  • Slow computer performance
  • Repeated security warnings, alerts and system scans
  • Web sites that suddenly are shown on your desktop

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

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%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\daily.cvd
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\Desktop Security 2010.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\guide.chm
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\hjengine.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\mfc71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\MFC71ENU.DLL
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\msvcp71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\msvcr71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\pthreadVC2.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\securitycenter.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\taskmgr.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Desktop Security 2010\uninstall.exe
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\Help Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Security 2010\How to Activate Desktop Security 2010.lnk
%User%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Desktop Security 2010.lnk

The program creates the following registry entries:

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Desktop Security 2010
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Security 2010
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Desktop Security 2010
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SecurityCenter

How to remove Desktop Security 2010 (manual removal) ?

  • Terminate all the Desktop Security 2010 processes
  • Unregister all the Desktop Security 2010 DLLs
  • Delete all the Desktop Security 2010 files
  • Delete all the Desktop Security 2010 registry entries

How to remove Desktop Security 2010 (automatic removal) ?

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