Friday, January 29, 2010

Desktop Defender 2010 Removal GuideDesktop Defender 2010 Removal Guide

Desktop Defender 2010 Removal Guide
Desktop Defender 2010 is a rogue security application which is likely to introduce itself as a legitimate security tool, which declares to detect and remove suspicious software programs. This is nothing more than a tactic used by this software program in order to force users to install and later purchase the full Desktop Defender 2010 application.

Desktop Defender 2010 may manipulate system files and registry entries to assure that it runs with every Windows start up. Desktop Defender 2010 can also alter web browser settings so it is able to redirect the user to its malicious third-party website. False system scans, constant malware warnings and annoying pop-up messages are all part of Desktop Defender 2010's method to convince naive PC users to buy it. Users are highly advised to install a legitimate anti-spyware program to remove Desktop Defender 2010 from the computer as soon as possible.

Removal Tool: Remove Fake Antivirus. (Download it here.)

Removal Guide
Kill Process
(How to kill a process effectively?)
Desktop Defender 2010.exe

Unregister DLL files
$PROGRAMFILES\Desktop Defender 2010\siglsp.dll
$PROGRAMFILES\Desktop Defender 2010\IEAddon.dll

Delete Registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Defender 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Desktop Defender 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Desktop Defender 2010"

Remove Folders and Files
$PROGRAMFILES\Desktop Defender 2010

Read more:
Constants in manual removal guide

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