Desktop Security 2010 is a rogue Anti-Spyware program. This security risk can be downloaded by clicking on certain Internet advertisements, but it must be manually installed. When a user downloads Desktop Security 2010 and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the threats.

Type: Misleading Application
Name: Desktop Security 2010
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7
Behavior: Desktop Security 2010 is a misleading application that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer.

Desktop Security 2010 Removal

How to Remove Desktop Security 2010

Automatic Removal

Download and install SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Both security programs come with free versions.

I recommend that you run multiple passes of SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

It’s important that you keep your security programs up to date. I highly recommend downloading the WOT (Web of Trust) add-on for IE and/or Firefox. The WOT add-on warns you about risky sites before you click.

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