How do i remove desktop 2010

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carma - Aug 22, 2010 at 09:51 AM
Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Aug 23, 2010 at 05:38 AM
Hello,

how do i remove desktop security 2010

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Mattie Posts 26 Registration date Friday July 23, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 26, 2011 12
Aug 23, 2010 at 01:49 AM
Desktop Security 2010 is a rogue security program from the same developers as Total PC Defender. This rogue is promoted through the use of malware that will install it onto your computer without permission.

Follow these steps to remove desktop security 2010:

# Before we can do anything we must first end the processes that belong to Desktop Security 2010 so that it does not interfere with the cleaning procedure. To do this, download the following file to your desktop.

rkill.com Download Link

# Once it is downloaded, double-click on the rkill.com in order to automatically attempt to stop any processes associated with Desktop Security 2010 and other Rogue programs. Please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and ends them. When it has finished, the black window will automatically close and you can continue with the next step. If you get a message that rkill is an infection, do not be concerned. This message is just a fake warning given by Desktop Security 2010 when it terminates programs that may potentially remove it. If you run into these infections warnings that close Rkill, a trick is to leave the warning on the screen and then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this typically will allow you to bypass the malware trying to protect itself so that rkill can terminate Desktop Security 2010 . So, please try running Rkill until the malware is no longer running. You will then be able to proceed with the rest of the guide. If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.

Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again.

# Now you should download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, or MBAM, from the following location and save it to your desktop:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Download Link (Download page will open in a new window)


# Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

# Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

# When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If MalwareBytes' prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.

# MBAM will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. As MBAM will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box.

# On the Scanner tab, make sure the the Perform full scan option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Desktop Security 2010 related files.

# MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you go and do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan.

# You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should click on the Show Results button.

# A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will be shown. Please note that the infections found.

# You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

# When MBAM has finished removing the malware, it will open the scan log and display it in Notepad. Review the log as desired, and then close the Notepad window.

# You can now exit the MBAM program.

Your computer should now be free of the Desktop Security 2010 program.
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,252
Aug 23, 2010 at 05:38 AM
Hello

The links given by Mattie are not showing, here they are:

1. Download to your desktop and run Rogue Kill:

https://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com

Download to your desktop Malwarebyte.

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/
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Aug 23, 2010 at 01:18 AM
Dear Carma,

Please have the solution from the following address.

https://www.myantispyware.com/2010/01/23/how-to-remove-desktop-security-2010-uninstall-instructions/

Thank you.
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